VERY SHORT STORIES

Miriam Bonetti – Central coffee bar

The Central was the historical bar in town, situated like a breach in the walls that surrounded the square along with an agonizing greengrocer’s...

Mattia Di Carlo – Bass Riff

Some of my new neighbors are listening to Talking Heads. Who the hell is pumping up David Byrne & co. at ten in the...

SHORT STORIES

Antonia Buizza – Angela

“Angela, don’t run: you know that after you are going to have a sore throat”.“Ok, mum, I’m coming”.Mother and daughter went back...

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Rae Armantrout – With

It’s well that things should stir inconsequentially around me like this patina of shadow, flicker, whisper, so that I can be still. * I write things down to show others later or to show myself that I am...

CLASSICS

gertrude stein poems

Gertrude Stein – Johnny Grey

What did he say. I was disagreeing with him. He said he didn't have it by...

Kate Chopin – Désirée’s Baby

As the day was pleasant, Madame Valmondé drove over to L’Abri to see Désirée and...

T. S. Eliot – Eeldrop and Appleplex

I Eeldrop and Appleplex rented two small rooms in a disreputable part of town. Here they...
The Blind Men and the Elephant - American Literature

James Baldwin – The Blind Men and the Elephant

There were once six blind men who stood by the road-side every day, and begged...

Joseph Conrad – The Lagoon

The white man, leaning with both arms over the roof of the little house in...

POETS' CORNER

Rae Armantrout – With

It’s well that things should stir inconsequentially around me like this patina of shadow, flicker, whisper, so that I can be still. * I write...

Rae Armantrout – And

1 Tense and tenuous grow from the same root as does tender in its several guises: the sour grass flower; the yellow moth. 2 I would...

Reading second-language writing

Exophonic writers – those who write in a language other than their primary or so-say...

Arundhathi Subramaniam – Mitti

As a child I ate mud. It tasted of grit and peat and wild churning...

Arundhathi Subramaniam

Described as 'one of the finest poets writing in India today’ Arundhathi Subramaniam was born...