Issue 9

“Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I would rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me.”

TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE, Dorothy Allison

Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Book Review One Good Mama Bone Bren McClain University of South Carolina Press, 280 pp., $19.99   McClain’s Critique on Southern Gender Roles The term “toxic masculinity” often gets thrown around on social media as a way of defining the standards to which American...
The Swan and the Snail

The Swan and the Snail

After an interminably long time, the Albino Rhino appeared from the back room and took his place behind the counter. The Goose immediately raced towards him from her place in the lengthy, meandering line, only to have the Albino Rhino clear his throat and point one of...
State of the Nation

State of the Nation

These goat kids were just a few weeks old when I saw them at a farm. So young and already tussling.   Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems and short fiction have been published in Thema, Nanoism, Mslexia, and other publications; her...