April 29, 2016

Kelsey Hagarman WHEN I SAY I BRUISE EASILY I mean you played movies when you wanted sex. Abstinence in the temporary form of Tarantino bloodbaths we had seen before. After you led me by the hand straight to the dark … Continue reading

April 28, 2016

Ekphrastic Challenge, March 2016: Editor’s Choice   Collage: “Metamorphosis 2” by Thomas Terceira. “To Lose and Catch the Trail” was written by Rebecca Valley for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, March 2016, and selected by Timothy Green as the Editor’s Choice winner. … Continue reading

April 24, 2016

Luisa Muradyan Tannahill PURPLE RAIN after Purple Rain In the Talmud there is an angel whispering to every blade of grass: grow, grow In the other world, Prince whispers to every dove: cry, cry and when he asked me about … Continue reading

April 22, 2016

Julie R. Enszer PERVERT The week before my mother died I went to a feminist theory seminar and even though I can describe myself as nothing other than happily married, I wanted another woman. An old-school butch— the kind of … Continue reading

April 18, 2016

Barbara Crooker WOMEN after Dorianne Laux’s “Men” It’s tough being a woman, feeling you’re an object to be bought, an elusive quarry, something to be chased and caught, when you know you’re more than that. So pull me a draught, … Continue reading