Issue 40

“I will / never get over making everything / such a big deal.”

–Ada Limón, “The Last Thing”

Our Nominations for Best of the Net are in!

Our Nominations for Best of the Net are in!

Our Nominations for Best of the Net are in! We are pleased to announce that we have nominated the following writers and their work for Best of the Net: Poetry “King Tut” – Elvis Alves “Hunger” – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood   Fiction...
Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

When my father was eighty years old and mellowing, he decided to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Since he was well-off financially, he said, “If I win the ten million dollars, I’ll give it to you son, and your family will be set for life.” Of course, I...
Merry-go-round

Merry-go-round

Merry-go-round Even when still, these hand-carved animals are full of life. This carousel, which dates from 1906, is still in use. It’s been called “a piece of moving art,” which is apt. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) Pat Tompkins is an editor in...