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Ronald Reagan’s Aquarium by David Lee Garrison

Visual art by Aaron Lelito      Neon Tetras, Tiger Barbs, and Rainbow Sharks swim round and round through seaweed and ferns, over moss and ornaments nestled in the coral and lava rock of the aquarium Nancy Reagan has placed in her husband’s study.   Deep in dementia, the President watches from an armchair and […]

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America’s National Treasures by Fredric Sinclair

Visual art by John Timothy Robinson      Jess has a way with guys. She talks in ways guys get. I never thought we’d chill. Never thought I was cool enough. Then one day I come out to the big log by the quarry and she’s smoking like she’s here every day. I stopped thinking […]

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Why I Tackled a Drunk Man for Money: A Survey of Four Yelp Reviews by Rachel Dows

Visual art by Sara Sage     I. “The bathrooms are the smallest room you have ever seen. The toilet is very low and the paper is very high. Unless you’re tall and skinny, hold it.” –Melanie S.   In Fell’s Point, a tourist-trap neighborhood pulsing foot traffic through Baltimore, the major appeal of each […]

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Review: Scatterplot by David Koehn

Reviewed by Von Wise Visual art by Tom Jessen    A week or so before most of the world shut down due to a global pandemic, I walked through San Antonio, a city I was visiting for a literary conference and that was at the time in a “state of disaster.” Those were the early […]