Category Archives: Editors

‘Make no mistake: The world is bleeding’: Our 2016 Best of the Net nominees

By Victor D. Infante

2016 has been a strange sort of watershed for celebrity culture, from the deaths of beloved public figures such as Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glen Frey, Gene Wilder, Edward Albee, W.P. Kinsella and Muhammed Ali, … Continue reading

‘Song Fragments From the Brokenhearted Chorus’: A Composite Poem

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Song Fragments From the Brokenhearted Chorus
A Composite Poem

Sift dirt from any American lawn: chipped calcium and nitrogen
amendments enrich the roses’ blush past burn with meal ground
from the murdered and … Continue reading

The Assumption of Heroism and Other Thoughts on Violence

By Victor D. Infante
1.) Dancing With Heroes

Perhaps the most fascinating journey on the most-recent season of Dancing with the Stars was that of Alek Skarlato, the 23-year-old Army National Guardsman specialist who, along with two fellow … Continue reading

‘The Future is Happening’: Hope, Literature and our 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Sometimes … and please don’t take this to be as overdramatic is at may sound … it’s easy to wonder why you do this sort of thing. Why publish an online literary journal? Why write poetry and fiction at all? … Continue reading