Jacob Weber
American as Berbere

Jacob Weber - American as Berbere

Fiction
Jake Weber learned to speak Korean and to love literature during six otherwise wasted years in the Marine Corps. Afterwards,… Read more »
Jeffrey Morgan
Another Man They Think I Am at Heart

Jeffrey Morgan - Another Man They Think I Am at Heart

Poetry
Jeffrey Morgan is the author of Crying Shame. His poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Pleiades, Rattle, Third Coast,… Read more »
Jordan Farmer
Arrows

Jordan Farmer - Arrows

Fiction
Jordan Farmer is originally from Logan, West Virginia, and is currently a Ph.D. student studying creative writing at the University… Read more »
Michelle Donahue
Bozika

Michelle Donahue - Bozika

Fiction
Michelle Donahue is a current MFA candidate in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State where she was the managing… Read more »
Damon Barta
Flight Path

Damon Barta - Flight Path

Fiction
Damon Barta once lived in a place where he could see for miles in every direction. He now lives safely… Read more »
Elizabeth Langemak
Green Hole

Elizabeth Langemak - Green Hole

Poetry
Elizabeth Langemak lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read more »
Mark Lee Webb
It is Raining and the Planks on Lewes Pier Bleed

Mark Lee Webb - It is Raining and the Planks on Lewes Pier Bleed

Poetry
Mark Lee Webb is a native of Kentucky, but as a teenager lived in California. He knows where a skeg… Read more »
Terrance Manning, Jr.
Kentucky Pisser

Terrance Manning, Jr. - Kentucky Pisser

Fiction
Terrance Manning, Jr., is a graduate from Purdue’s MFA program in Creative Writing (2014). Recently, he received 1st place in… Read more »
Maggie Nye
Mourning with Strangers

Maggie Nye - Mourning with Strangers

Creative Nonfiction
Born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Maggie Nye is a current MFA candidate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.… Read more »
Claire Seymour
Nebraska, This One’s For You

Claire Seymour - Nebraska, This One’s For You

Fiction
Claire Seymour is a student living in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has appeared in Thistle Magazine, and is forthcoming… Read more »
Moriah Cohen
On Learning the Year Used to be 410 Days Long

Moriah Cohen - On Learning the Year Used to be 410 Days Long

Poetry
Moriah Cohen’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hoot: A Mini Literary Magazine on a… Read more »
Tamie Parker Song
Picking Raspberries

Tamie Parker Song - Picking Raspberries

Creative Nonfiction
Tamie Parker Song lives and writes in Sitka, Alaska. Other essays of hers can be found in Connotations, Cirque Journal,… Read more »
Sally Rosen Kindred
Proposing to Dickens

Sally Rosen Kindred - Proposing to Dickens

Poetry
Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of two poetry books from Mayapple Press, No Eden (2011) and Book of Asters… Read more »
Amy Wright
Scientists Film Inside A Flying Insect

Amy Wright - Scientists Film Inside A Flying Insect

Poetry
Amy Wright is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal and the author of four poetry… Read more »
Danielle LaVaque-Manty
Starfish

Danielle LaVaque-Manty - Starfish

Fiction
Danielle LaVaque-Manty lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Alarmist, Punchnel’s, Great Lakes Review,… Read more »
Michael Compton
The Flying Man

Michael Compton - The Flying Man

Fiction
Michael Compton is a screenwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. His poetry and prose have appeared in African American Review, Forge, The… Read more »
John A. Nieves
The Moment of the Fall

John A. Nieves - The Moment of the Fall

Poetry
John A. Nieves has poems forthcoming or recently published in journals such as: Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, and Fugue. He… Read more »
Victor Walker
The Trouble with Harry

Victor Walker - The Trouble with Harry

Fiction
Victor Walker is a former university professor and a full-time writer. His short stories have appeared in New Black Voices,… Read more »
Jennifer Bryan
Trying to Know You

Jennifer Bryan - Trying to Know You

Fiction
Jennifer Bryan grew up in Spokane, Washington. She received an MFA from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in… Read more »
Paul Crenshaw
What We Say

Paul Crenshaw - What We Say

Creative Nonfiction
Paul Crenshaw’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Essays, anthologies by W.W. Norton and Houghton… Read more »

Picking Raspberries

Tamie Parker Song

There has been a blow and the waves keep coming, radiating against the beach—and I do mean against—and we just have to take it. The men enter it but I don’t, at first. I’ve had too many weeks, too many years, fear-sickened by the wave of each wave above our rolling boats, again and again and again. I’ve done this my whole life, commercial setnetting for salmon off a small island in the Gulf of Alaska, but somehow today I just can’t.

I stay on shore for the first net-pick, but my stomach heaves anyway because people I love are out in that blow, so on the second pick I go out, and no sooner have I reached the net than the ocean goes calm, as if to my touch.

On the break between the second and third picks, my cousins invite me to pick wild raspberries with them in the inner lagoon. The sea is hot blue now, flat-calm as they say. And we are picking raspberries. We came straight from fishing so we’ve all worn boots, arms spread with fish scales and traces of jellyfish. What is a wild raspberry if not the sun’s blood as known by… Read more »