Poetry

The John Pratt Mosaic House in Midland, MI

glistens from the highway. John glued Faygo bottle caps, frosted glass marbles, and shivs of Blue Willow China around the façade of his childhood home.…

Fiction

What More Could You Want?

The ice cream shop didn’t have air conditioning. Our boss claimed it did, but because we weren’t responsible enough to remember to close the windows…

First Friday Series

A Semiotician’s Dream: Review of Immigrant Baggage: Morticians, Purloined Diaries, and Other Theatrics of Exile, by Maxim D. Shrayer

Baggage Coined in French for the purpose of describing a suitcase with two compartments, portmanteau connotes a dual purpose. The word kept coming to mind…

Photography

Eerie

As I was driving to New York City in late October, 2021, I took an exit for Lake Erie outside Erie, Pennsylvania. I drove along…

First Friday Series

A Semiotician’s Dream: Review of Immigrant Baggage: Morticians, Purloined Diaries, and Other Theatrics of Exile, by Maxim D. Shrayer

Baggage Coined in French for the purpose of describing a suitcase with two compartments, portmanteau connotes a dual purpose. The word kept coming to mind…

Narrative Map Project / Nonfiction

Going to the Lake

I’ve learned that Shetek means pelican in Ojibwe, just as I’ve learned that “going to the lake” for many Minnesotans involves a drive north, a…