They Promised Me a Cosmopolitan

They Promised Me a Cosmopolitan

We’ve added The Book Tavern in Augusta, GA–a great Indie bookstore. When I visited to ask if they’d carry Matthew Graham’s The Geography of Home as well as our current issue of Free State Review the manager said maybe, but first they wanted to...
Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham

Our poetry consultant, Edgar Gabriel Silex, says: “Walt Whitman was a racist who called African Americans ‘baboons.’ White scholars attempt to dismiss his racism by claiming ‘everyone back then was racist.’ Here’s a note to all...
Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin

The Invention of the Snowman Somewhere beyond the bounds of sleepmy bones undressed, rising from their fleshto become this selfless, falling dust. It was then I wanted earswith which to hear the familiar criesof those children building me. And of course I had no...
Gary Soto

Gary Soto

Occasionally Making Sense When I was twenty, in college and living on a street that was a row of broken apartment buildings, my brother and I returned to our apartment from a game of racquetball to sit in the living room and argue whether we should buy a quart of...