With Coyotes Watching: Nick Alti

This is my sacrament. I’m a boy who lost his toys, all of them. I’m often sick, my shadow limps. I hate how quietly I answer the phone, how I used to eat pages from books. In my dreams, I do laundry or place my palms and forehead against a wall. I stand too long in showers too warm, I’m melodramatic and frightened, steal candy bars from mom & pop dime shops, break windows at night with bricks.

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Three Poems by Karla Huston

Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2017-2018), is the author of A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag: 2013), winner of a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement Award.

Craft Talk: Robert Lopez and Sam Ligon, dynamic duo, deliver flashes of insight on flash fiction and short-shorts

On October 11, 2016, in the midst of extensive book tours, writers Sam Ligon and Robert Lopez visited La Crosse, where they conducted dynamic readings (including a joint-reading of one story they co-wrote) and they presented a craft talk to students enrolled in Matt Cashion’s and William Stobb’s creative writing classes. Additionally, they offered to … Continue reading Craft Talk: Robert Lopez and Sam Ligon, dynamic duo, deliver flashes of insight on flash fiction and short-shorts