ISSUE 7

New work by Glen Pourciau, Corey Van Landingham, Christopher Kempf, Jennifer Givhan, and more

ISSUE 6

New work by Patrick Rosal, Nathan Poole, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Lee Sharkey, Nate Pritts, and many others.

FWR Monthly: May 2015

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Starting this spring, we’ll be sending our subscribers monthly “mini-issues,” each one edited by different members of our staff. We see these monthlies as a chance to showcase more great work, and explore…

TWO POEMS by Corey Van Landingham

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VIEW POINT, SAN ANDREAS FAULT

From here, I see the up-thrust of collision,
how the Indio Hills have changed

through time. In a year, the sign says,
we will be standing two inches to the left…

FAILURE by Glen Pourciau

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I’d been holed up with a new project, and it seemed time to get out and breathe some fresh air and talk to people, an outcome that the solitary nature of my work sometimes led me to desire more than dread.

TWO AMERICAS, TWO POETICS by Kate DeBolt

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On November 24, 2014, my Facebook News Feed forked: all at once I was reading two wholly different kinds of perspective, like dispatches from parallel dimensions. I remember because I was laid up for days with a fever-dream flu…

LINE DRAWINGS by Weston Cutter

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dear salt dear water scribbling difference between where
I can dryly stand+not dear sea dear shell dear Florida
from your panhandle I’m staring past seagulls flit
+scurrying across sand white as my unsunned torso

STEPHANIE SAYS by Alain Douglas Park

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A woman stands alone in the surf. She’s up to her mid-thighs in the water, warm Gulf of Mexico water, and she can feel the strong undertow of the sea. It pulls her legs and sucks the sand from under her feet. It’s tremendous—this undertow—a force of nature—powerful. But, she’s determined to stand in it. So, she does.

Between the Lines: An Interview with Benjamin Miller

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  In this installment of “Between the Lines,” Dustin Pearson talks with Benjamin Miller about journeys through the desert, words as objects, and poetic self-interrogation.

Lipochrome by Nathan Poole

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It did not go away—as everyone said it would. At nine months Ida was diagnosed with an obscure disorder. It was thought to be caused by an infection in the eyes at birth, a condition that amplifies the production of the rare pigments in the iris, increasing them until they dominate the eye. When most babies’ eyes shift from the lapis slate of infancy to their final and common color, Ida’s eyes turned wolf yellow and remained that way. They smoldered under her white bonnet like filament at low voltage.

ORIGIN OF GLASS by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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 it is winter again as we feel our way through
a bed of glass in the river
     we’ve been here before
     everything’s the same
     still the morning
still the pieces of glass
 we pile in the image of a child and praise…