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14 01, 2017

Elisa Luna-Ady | Three Poems

2018-11-24T15:16:57-04:00

FLOOD DIARIES:ENTRY ONE there is still so much i cannot parse / while a blue-black wolf paces my bedroom window / the unfinished painting of a calavera woman behind [...]

Elisa Luna-Ady | Three Poems2018-11-24T15:16:57-04:00
14 01, 2017

Brittany Bronson | Safari Night

2017-02-12T15:47:10-04:00

At the Meet-Up event, most of the women wore sexy tribal costumes, but I dressed up as Pumba from the Lion King. The elastic snout kept falling down over my [...]

Brittany Bronson | Safari Night2017-02-12T15:47:10-04:00
14 01, 2017

Bridget Brewer | Moth

2017-05-05T22:21:25-04:00

Moths died in daylight, nocturnal no longer.  That summer.  It was always one hundred and two degrees.  The moths and their noon wing death.  That summer.  It was hard for [...]

Bridget Brewer | Moth2017-05-05T22:21:25-04:00
14 01, 2017

Caroline Crew | GULDIZE

2017-05-05T22:21:29-04:00

Lizzie sits in a room because everything is a room. Right now, the room is a field and the field is corn. The sun is slow and turning the wheat, [...]

Caroline Crew | GULDIZE2017-05-05T22:21:29-04:00
20 12, 2016

Tiny Spills | Jeff Parker

2017-05-05T22:05:15-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Email1; Calendar; Email2; Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt; ESPN Fantasy Basketball (2nd place at the moment!); Google Maps map of St. Petersburg, [...]

Tiny Spills | Jeff Parker2017-05-05T22:05:15-04:00
20 12, 2016

Tiny Spills | Khadijah Queen

2017-05-05T22:05:15-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Besides the usual Gmail and Drive, Healthcare.gov and a Google search on how to automatically send someone straight to voicemail without blocking them. [...]

Tiny Spills | Khadijah Queen2017-05-05T22:05:15-04:00
19 12, 2016

Max Cohen | Nonfiction

2018-12-29T12:19:59-04:00

Also apparently Cage wasn’t hearing his blood, it’s just that it’s impossible to make something 100% anechoic. Nothing is as poetic as I’d like it to be. Tomorrow morning I’m flying south for the spring. I’m supposed to see you while I’m there. I hope I do.

Max Cohen | Nonfiction2018-12-29T12:19:59-04:00
19 12, 2016

Interview | Bettina Judd

2017-03-24T23:12:27-04:00

Aba Micah Collins-Sibley: I became familiar with you and your work when you read at Smith College in Spring 2015, but if you were to attempt the, perhaps impossible, task [...]

Interview | Bettina Judd2017-03-24T23:12:27-04:00
19 12, 2016

Zoe Goldstein | Walking Distance

2016-12-20T10:35:45-04:00

1. The neighbor had upwards of eighty succulents laced around the wood beams of his staircase. You saw him every day watering the plants, sometimes in nothing more than a [...]

Zoe Goldstein | Walking Distance2016-12-20T10:35:45-04:00
19 12, 2016

Fortunato Salazar | I Am Zelda

2016-12-20T10:41:47-04:00

I am Seth Rogen’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and I’m obsessed with the words “harlequin” and “inquiline.” The caryatid stops by our table one morning and asks if she can [...]

Fortunato Salazar | I Am Zelda2016-12-20T10:41:47-04:00
19 12, 2016

Mahreen Sohail | Heat Wave

2016-12-20T13:05:38-04:00

Early on in the summer, my mother, my father and I ran out of adjectives to describe exactly how hot we were feeling. Then my mother caught depression. Also from [...]

Mahreen Sohail | Heat Wave2016-12-20T13:05:38-04:00
7 12, 2016

Tiny Spills | Danniel Schoonebeek

2017-05-05T22:22:06-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: NASA report on water depletion, email trash fire, wikipedia page on threatening the president of the United States, wikipedia page on Wendy’s fast-food [...]

Tiny Spills | Danniel Schoonebeek2017-05-05T22:22:06-04:00
7 12, 2016

Tiny Spills | Chase Berggrun

2017-05-05T22:22:15-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: health insurance nightmare, a zillion Wikipedia articles about birds, that pretty great Daft Punk/Beastie Boys mashup, Submittable, research for a poem about Nietzsche [...]

Tiny Spills | Chase Berggrun2017-05-05T22:22:15-04:00
20 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Sara Nović

2017-05-05T22:22:35-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Baseball statistics site, Wall Street Journal article about weirdest baseball superstitions, twitter, thesaurus, the New Yorker, tab-that-shall-not-be-named-because-it-is-related-to-my-partner’s-birthday-present, gmail. If you had to brag [...]

Tiny Spills | Sara Nović2017-05-05T22:22:35-04:00
18 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Lauren Hilger

2017-05-05T22:22:40-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: A google doc entitled "BOOK TWO," this, this, and this. If you had to brag about yourself: My balance and sprezzatura in heels. [...]

Tiny Spills | Lauren Hilger2017-05-05T22:22:40-04:00
15 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | T Kira Madden

2017-05-05T22:22:45-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Rebecca Solnit's City of Women map in the New Yorker, dreamy pictures of the Hanson Brothers, Google map street view of my childhood [...]

Tiny Spills | T Kira Madden2017-05-05T22:22:45-04:00
15 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Camille Rankine

2017-05-05T22:22:49-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: 30. Things have gotten out of hand. If you had to brag about yourself: I would be very uncomfortable. And probably writing a [...]

Tiny Spills | Camille Rankine2017-05-05T22:22:49-04:00
14 11, 2016

Michelle Tea | Black Wave

2017-03-25T01:01:53-04:00

Excerpt from Michelle Tea‘s novel Black Wave, released in September from Feminist Press. Michelle wasn’t sure when everyone started hanging out at the Albion. She had managed to pass the corner dive [...]

Michelle Tea | Black Wave2017-03-25T01:01:53-04:00
13 11, 2016

Jon Ruseski | Poetry

2018-12-11T00:14:55-04:00

You are just trying to be honest. You ask for directions through the slow orange light. A real touch dilates over you, and the playlist hides in the gauzy stretch you haven’t found.

Jon Ruseski | Poetry2018-12-11T00:14:55-04:00
13 11, 2016

Sennah Yee | Poetry

2018-12-11T00:18:19-04:00

For my sixth birthday I got a Mulan backpack, Mulan lunchbox, Mulan PJs, Mulan Halloween costume, and three Mulan dolls, each in different outfits, and with varying lengths of black hair.

Sennah Yee | Poetry2018-12-11T00:18:19-04:00
5 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Adrienne Celt

2017-05-05T22:22:53-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Twitter, Gmail, way too many banking-related tabs (the thrills & chills of setting up billing & payment as a freelancer!).If you had to [...]

Tiny Spills | Adrienne Celt2017-05-05T22:22:53-04:00
5 11, 2016

Emily Siegenthaler | Nonfiction

2018-12-29T12:18:34-04:00

KETCHUP On the phone we decide to check out the mansion of the condiments empire heiress—the intricate brickwork and the midnight guards who sleep outside for $10 an hour. [...]

Emily Siegenthaler | Nonfiction2018-12-29T12:18:34-04:00
1 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Ruby Brunton

2017-05-05T22:22:57-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Lonely Hearts Lingerie, Chelsea Hodson’s Tiny Spills, this poem, a google doc I’m editing, the Wikipedia page on Enheduanna If you had to [...]

Tiny Spills | Ruby Brunton2017-05-05T22:22:57-04:00
1 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Annie Liontas

2017-05-05T22:23:05-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Uh, I'm a hoarder, but here are a few: NAMES FOR GOD (Wikipedia); various social media; various horoscopes for Cancers; The Guardian's review [...]

Tiny Spills | Annie Liontas2017-05-05T22:23:05-04:00
1 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Rio Cortez

2017-05-05T22:23:13-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Google search results for “goat varieties in the Caribbean” Abramsbooks.com NYT: “10 Competitive House Races” Zabars.com Repeat Delivery Program/bagels Your writer crush: Dead? [...]

Tiny Spills | Rio Cortez2017-05-05T22:23:13-04:00
1 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Elle Nash

2017-05-05T22:23:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Hypernormalisation, a BBC documentary I want to watch; Hobart submittable page since I’m reading fiction subs for October; wolf pupy’s twitter account; Ballotpedia [...]

Tiny Spills | Elle Nash2017-05-05T22:23:19-04:00
1 11, 2016

Tiny Spills | Sophia Katz

2017-05-05T22:23:24-04:00

Your writer crush: Warsan Shire Favorite lyric: At this moment: "It's a thin line between love and hate." Any place in the world: Rush Hour Records in Amsterdam. Best breakfast: [...]

Tiny Spills | Sophia Katz2017-05-05T22:23:24-04:00
31 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Stacey Teague

2017-05-05T22:23:28-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: cosmonaut avenue website ( ;) ) a pdf of a chapbook by astrid lorange from sod press an article by dorothea lasky called [...]

Tiny Spills | Stacey Teague2017-05-05T22:23:28-04:00
31 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Vivek Shraya

2017-05-05T22:23:55-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Gmail / Three Google Docs / Facebook / Google Search If you had to brag about yourself: I am really good at filtering [...]

Tiny Spills | Vivek Shraya2017-05-05T22:23:55-04:00
31 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Porochista Khakpour

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: NYTimes, BBC, Shopstyle, Seamless, the movie "Suspiria" on YouTube If you had to brag about yourself: I have a pretty good brain Your [...]

Tiny Spills | Porochista Khakpour2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
31 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Elif Batuman

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: My work computer just has boring work stuff (about a gazillion tabs of a NYT archive search of “Turkish military” + “secular” since [...]

Tiny Spills | Elif Batuman2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
31 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Cameron Awkward-Rich

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Gmail; Voter’s Edge CA; “Woolf's Einfuhlung: An Alternative Theory of Transgender Affect” by Lucas Crawford; four different google docs with bits of an [...]

Tiny Spills | Cameron Awkward-Rich2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
31 10, 2016

Stephanie Wong Ken | Face

2017-05-05T22:24:13-04:00

INAUGURAL COSMONAUTS AVENUE FICTION PRIZE WINNER After much thought, Pam and I decide to fix our faces. We save up until we can afford what we want and get a [...]

Stephanie Wong Ken | Face2017-05-05T22:24:13-04:00
31 10, 2016

Natalie Eilbert | Malignant

2016-11-16T11:52:24-04:00

No one should ever speak to anyone else if they aren’t willing to risk total exposure. Alex had a nasty habit of twirling her hair, twisting it into beetle-dense knots, [...]

Natalie Eilbert | Malignant2016-11-16T11:52:24-04:00
31 10, 2016

Naima Coster | The Spot

2017-05-05T22:24:10-04:00

We used to come here for driftwood. That was when Sidney first took me in, when I wasn’t sure yet whether or not he was a perv. He kept his [...]

Naima Coster | The Spot2017-05-05T22:24:10-04:00
31 10, 2016

Paul Lisicky | Nonfiction

2018-12-29T12:16:47-04:00

Now when the screen summons up Politician X, I do a start. Not because I'm dreading your elation at his latest surge, but because you're dead, and I will never holler at another human like I did with you.

Paul Lisicky | Nonfiction2018-12-29T12:16:47-04:00
31 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Allegra Hyde

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Gmail. Chase Bill Pay (I sent my last rent check to the wrong address…). Tiny Spills. Tiny Spills. Tiny Spills. Tiny Spills. Tiny [...]

Tiny Spills | Allegra Hyde2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
31 10, 2016

Saba Waheed | The Crows

2016-11-18T12:03:49-04:00

Pamir roared from the bottom of his stomach, clapped loudly, pounded his feet on the ground and screeched, “Keeeeeeek! Keeeeeeek!” But the crows lined up on the power line didn’t [...]

Saba Waheed | The Crows2016-11-18T12:03:49-04:00
30 10, 2016

Andrew Cothren | West

2016-11-15T12:20:34-04:00

Ben blows through a stop sign and I say You’re a goddamn jackass Ben. Two states from home and he’s already giving the cops excuses. Turn signals and speed limits [...]

Andrew Cothren | West2016-11-15T12:20:34-04:00
30 10, 2016

T.J. Kurita | Royal Jelly

2016-11-15T12:21:49-04:00

There were no flowers near the house, no decorative plants. Just grass, cut short enough to kill it in some places and several trees. The grass was edged cleanly along [...]

T.J. Kurita | Royal Jelly2016-11-15T12:21:49-04:00
29 10, 2016

Meredith Alling | Two Stories

2017-03-25T01:02:04-04:00

Excerpts from Meredith Alling's story collection Sing the Song, out November 18, 2016 from Future Tense Books. Available for pre-order now at futuretensebooks.com   Symbiosis I was in a brightly lit [...]

Meredith Alling | Two Stories2017-03-25T01:02:04-04:00
26 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Sarah Gerard

2017-05-05T22:24:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: 15, on a startling range of topics. If you had to brag about yourself: I'm getting nicer every day. Your writer crush: Amy [...]

Tiny Spills | Sarah Gerard2017-05-05T22:24:17-04:00
26 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Rickey Laurentiis

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: "Philip Glass on controlling your output and getting paid for what you make;" mottandbow.com; Facebook; "Larry Wilmore Talks HBO’s ‘Insecure,’ TV Diversity and the [...]

Tiny Spills | Rickey Laurentiis2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
25 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Safia Elhillo

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Pocket, Mint, these VERY CUTE SHOES I am considering on ASOS.com, Netflix (Episode 9 of Luke Cage), CheapAir.com, and a yellow dress on [...]

Tiny Spills | Safia Elhillo2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
25 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Zoe Whittall

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Cosmonauts, Jessica Lanyadoo's horoscopes, Cherry Velvet dresses, Aids Action Now website, Donovan Woods' soundcloud page. Maria Bamford's show paused on [...]

Tiny Spills | Zoe Whittall2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
24 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Dorothea Lasky

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Only this one! If you had to brag about yourself: I would say that I try very hard to be empathetic. Your writer crush: [...]

Tiny Spills | Dorothea Lasky2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
24 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Jericho Brown

2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00

If you had to brag about yourself: I’m Black and alive and living. Your writer crush: Nick Laird Favorite lyric: “Don’t know what’s in store, but together we can open [...]

Tiny Spills | Jericho Brown2017-05-05T22:05:17-04:00
19 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Annabel Graham

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Gmail, Submittable (where I'm reading fiction submissions for the next issue of No Tokens), Dictionary.com (where I was looking up a synonym for [...]

Tiny Spills | Annabel Graham2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
19 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Richie Hofmann

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: facebook.com, nytimes.com, grandpa.se, lightboxpoetry.com If you had to brag about yourself: I mean, this hair, obviously. Your writer crush: Saving myself for Sondheim. [...]

Tiny Spills | Richie Hofmann2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
16 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Ashley Opheim

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Just this. Astrologically, my sun and moon are in Capricorn, which makes me a very focused and structured person. I fluctuate between so [...]

Tiny Spills | Ashley Opheim2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
15 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Wendy C. Ortiz

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: "Aubade with Burning City" by Ocean Vuong at Poetry Magazine (audio); "100 Bells" by Tarfia Faizullah at Poetry Magazine (audio); Vimeo of Xochitl-Julisa [...]

Tiny Spills | Wendy C. Ortiz2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
15 10, 2016

Ilana Masad | For Context

2017-05-05T22:24:25-04:00

Charlie really wasn't stalking her. Really. It took daily talking-to-self to convince Charlie of that, but Charlie knew. This wasn't stalking. This wasn't the first time they'd had this conversation. [...]

Ilana Masad | For Context2017-05-05T22:24:25-04:00
13 10, 2016

Hannah Watts | Poetry

2018-12-27T01:34:10-04:00

are you goth if you have black fingernails do you ask how to shoot coins into the drum soak to get off the prints and click click c/lick them clean

Hannah Watts | Poetry2018-12-27T01:34:10-04:00
13 10, 2016

Mika Taylor | The Botanist

2016-11-15T12:14:51-04:00

She planted a single seed in each of his ears while he slept, tweezing in the first, then waiting patiently for him to turn. They weren’t seeds she could readily [...]

Mika Taylor | The Botanist2016-11-15T12:14:51-04:00
13 10, 2016

Sarah Brown | Lessons from the Sea

2018-11-24T14:16:11-04:00

Out where we’re from, anything unpredictable is female. Countries, weather, the sea. “She’s gonna be some hot,” Henry would say when we climbed aboard in the wee hours. Or [...]

Sarah Brown | Lessons from the Sea2018-11-24T14:16:11-04:00
13 10, 2016

Katherine Fustich | Michelle

2016-11-15T12:26:45-04:00

When it’s hot, I think of Michelle. Usually, when she crosses my mind, I’m filled with a regret that makes my pores sizzle with dread. For that reason, I try [...]

Katherine Fustich | Michelle2016-11-15T12:26:45-04:00
13 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Chloe Caldwell

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Netflix, Power House Arena, Twitter, Interview w/ Mary Miller on Electric Literature, Litreacor (my online class), The Rumpus If you had to brag [...]

Tiny Spills | Chloe Caldwell2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
11 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Candace Williams

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Your writer crush: J.B. Fletcher Any place in the world: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Best breakfast: Coffee from a French Press and my friend Julie's homemade blueberry pancakes with compote [...]

Tiny Spills | Candace Williams2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
11 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Chelsea Hodson

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Personal Gmail, Bennington Review Gmail, YouTube: Eric Andre Show — “Falcon,” Dream Dictionary — “Mouse Bite.” If you had to brag about yourself: [...]

Tiny Spills | Chelsea Hodson2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
10 10, 2016

Interview | Cara Benedetto

2017-05-06T16:02:51-04:00

Cara Benedetto is an artist who uses writing to get it going. She lives in Virginia because that's where the bumper lovers stick. She currently lives for learning environments. LA [...]

Interview | Cara Benedetto2017-05-06T16:02:51-04:00
6 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | CA Conrad

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: DEMOCRACY NOW! COWSPIRACY  (one of the most important documentaries of our time, AND the blog on this site is AMAZING) If you had [...]

Tiny Spills | CA Conrad2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
5 10, 2016

Tiny Spills | Stephon Lawrence

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: i honestly have so many open in two different browsers, these are just the ones i can see: ASOS, Miista, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, [...]

Tiny Spills | Stephon Lawrence2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
29 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Alex Dimitrov

2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: The New York Times, Twitter, Bernadette Mayer’s poem “Failures in Infinitives,” Danez Smith’s answers to this same Q&A (which I really enjoyed reading), [...]

Tiny Spills | Alex Dimitrov2017-05-05T22:05:18-04:00
29 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Jaquira Díaz

2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Gmail work email KROnline interview with Safiya Sinclair RollingStone piece on South America’s 8 scariest serial killers Submittable The Guardian story on Puerto [...]

Tiny Spills | Jaquira Díaz2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00
26 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Jordan Zandi

2019-02-24T17:29:45-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Max Ritvo tribute in Berfrois Gmail Facebook Season 3 of Transparent Academic jobs wiki Wix website editor Calamities by Renee Gladman Dark Souls [...]

Tiny Spills | Jordan Zandi2019-02-24T17:29:45-04:00
26 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: gmail, facebook, indesign, a load of word documents, spotify—too much If you had to brag about yourself: I’m quick at learning languages and [...]

Tiny Spills | Allison Grimaldi-Donahue2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00
26 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Eve Ewing

2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: PsychologyToday's therapist directory (I'm searching for a new person after moving back home to Chicago from Boston), "What I Pledge Allegiance To" by [...]

Tiny Spills | Eve Ewing2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00
26 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Tommy Pico

2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Renew passport by mail, YouTube Living Single theme song, Google image search: vertical messenger bag, Daryl Baldwin—Macarthur Fellows class of 2016, NPR main [...]

Tiny Spills | Tommy Pico2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00
26 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Danez Smith

2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: a poem, an essay prompt for my students, a Khadijah Queen poem, facebook, some lab results from my doctor, itunes playing Noname, an [...]

Tiny Spills | Danez Smith2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00
22 09, 2016

Tiny Spills | Cornelius Eady

2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00

Tabs open on your screen right now: Work: University of Missouri (was away from my laptop all afternoon.) If you had to brag about yourself: I wouldn't. It's not about [...]

Tiny Spills | Cornelius Eady2017-05-05T22:05:19-04:00