So true–all our private thoughts behind the syllabus and in front of the room: “The goals and outcomes I am required to put on my syllabus make me depressed; they are the […]
Lisa Elisabeth Rose
Also known as Lisa Lanser Rose, I’m the author of a memoir, For the Love of a Dog, (Random House), and a novel, Body Sharers (Rutgers University Press). Body Sharers was a top-five finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel and won The Washington Pride for Fiction. My work can be found in Ascent, The North Carolina Literary Review, Art:Mag, Kestrel, Tampa Review, Feminist Studies, Florida Review, Superstition Review, Ascent, and Word Riot. I'm the founder of The Gloria Sirens and co-direct the Other Words Literary Conference. My essay, "Turnpike Psycho," won the 2013 Florida Review Editors' Choice Award and was a 2015 Best American Notable Essay.
by Susana H. Case In the street, I find an acoustic guitar, no name on it, so I decide it’s mine and learn some chords from a pretty boy ten years younger […]
by Diane Wakoski The little house of paper dolls, barely visible in the sea of orange groves, lighted only by the stumbling flames of a trash fire The little house of high […]
Orlando peeps, you get to hear own dangerously hilarious Tiffany Razzano read from her work! Tiffany’s one of three featured presenters in the lineup Wednesday, July 8 (7:00 PM) at The Short Attention Span Storytelling […]
by Katie Riegel It’s July—the middle of summer—and time to remind ourselves what kids know: that summer is for playing. For doing things that are simply fun, that don’t necessarily have any […]
by Katie Riegel and Lisa Lanser Rose Dear Readers: Please feel free to join this conversation. We know this is just us talking and thinking, and we do not intend to suggest we […]
by Delaney Rose Ever since I was a young, rainbow-freckled lesbian I’ve dreamt of the day I would have the right to get married. I always thought I’d celebrate, get married spontaneously, […]
by Stevie Edwards Ithaca, NY – June 24, 2015 What if we built a God out of justice. If we prayed for justice to lead our daily actions before scrambled eggs and […]
Why should you care that our own Susan Lilley had her essay, “Delmonico’s,” selected by Amy Hempel for Honorable Mention in Gulf Coast’s 2014 Barthelme Prize? Or that she also has poems forthcoming in American Poetry […]
A loving, liberating take on why we sometimes have trouble being happy when good things happen to us, from the ever wise and kind Katie Riegel.