"The body is a situation" Melissa Mathewson
by Jill McCabe Johnson Jill McCabe Johnson is the author of the poetry collections Revolutions We’d Hoped We’d Outgrown, and Diary of the One Swelling Sea. Recent works have appeared or are forthcoming in Slate, Fourth Genre, Waxwing, and The Southeast Review. Jill is editor in chief of
I didn’t know I’d had a heart attack until the morning after, once the stent was in and I’d had a good night’s sleep flat on my back with a weighted pillow on my upper thigh where the surgeon cut into my femoral artery.
CW: talk of muscles and bones, dysphoria
CW: fire/smoke, death, religious trauma
“My Stuff Out in Tucson” is an eerie foreshadowing of the events that unfold in the writer’s forthcoming novel, Good-Bye, Lo Siento. You can follow him on Twitter at @lakemarkham for updates.
by Colin James I had washed my arse with the dish towel because I have problems down there, as opportunistic as modern schedules permit. Late again, amid a forgotten torrent of bleach, the towel remained on its rack. Then in the afternoon suddenly remembering, dangerously hurrying to precede my wife