November 20, 2017
Meet the Owl with Eyes Like the Night Sky
–with a title from I Fucking Love Science
We all knew the boy who plucked out his glass eye
on the bus to distract the match-lighting boys,
the bigger boys, from setting his only jacket on fire.
We played Marco Polo with him in the ...
November 16, 2017
Congratulations to our second fiction nomination for this year’s Pushcart Prize: Eli Barrett for "The Imagination Resettlement Program." Read the excerpt below, then purchase a subscription to Pleiades here.
The Imagination Resettlement Program
The first one I saw was a tiger with golden stripes— shiny gold, like the metal—breathing fire in my front yard, scorching the hell out of the grass. I still don’t ...
November 13, 2017
Halfway House Diary
Somewhere at the bottom of the world a whale is singing to itself,
running through its temple of otherlight and salt.
I have decided water has a god and its name is gravity.
When it’s my turn to fix the gutters, I call myself
Master of the Aqueducts.
When on some mornings, as with this one,
I wake to my roommate ...
November 10, 2017
Congratulations to our first fiction nomination for this year’s Pushcart Prize: Alexander Weinstein for "Fall Line." Read the excerpt below, then purchase a subscription to Pleiades here.
I’m filling ice when Sunny radios that Desolation Pass is officially closed for the season. The top half is skiable, but after that it’s all patches of grass and rocks. “I’ll tell them to bring an inner ...