Rebecca Moon Ruark
My fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Sou'wester, Carve magazine, Flock literary journal and elsewhere and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My (nonfiction) articles appear in university magazines and other nonprofit publications. An Ohio native, I received my MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. I currently live in Maryland, where I am at work on a novel and a collection of short stories about vision and visions in the Rust Belt.
By Charles Rammelkamp Utah poet laureate Paisley Rekdal’s poetry deals with change, and not gradual, evolutionary change but the kind of drastic transformation often brought on by violence. To that end, many of these poems allude to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, those myths of capricious, aggressive gods driven by their selfish desires. Rekdal channels such tales as […]More
Rebecca here—thrilled to share an interview with Meagan Lucas, author of Songbirds and Stray Dogs, a debut novel I happily put at the top of my summer TBR. Meagan Lucas is a Canadian who found home in the mountains of North Carolina. She teaches English at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and is the Fiction Editor […]More
By David Hensley “Hitherto the human face had mixed often in my dreams, but not despotically, nor with any special power of tormenting. But now that which I have called the tyranny of the human face began to unfold itself.” –De Quincey Social media platforms build communities, open worlds, and keep us united with the […]More
By Jack Wildern When we were kids the sun was hotter and the summers were endless. On scraped knees we watched ants crawl on the driveway, following them with fingers until they disappeared between the cracks made by dad’s Mondeo. Sometimes, when we felt brave, we would venture all the way to the lamp post […]More