Jasmyn DiMeglio: How I Learned to Be Gay Here

It’s your place, Reader, to find how your place is yours, how you are of and in this place for as long as you are of and in it, so take heart in Jasmyn DiMeglio’s “How I Learned to Be Gay Here“:

This poem first appeared in SC 7.2, available in our shop as an ebookRead on!

Suzanne Cody: Adultish (Yes)

Make your choices, Reader, choose to read this poem by Suzanne Cody, who sees you from the future side in “Adultish (Yes)“:

This poem first appeared in SC 7.2, available in our shop as an ebookRead on!

Clare Louise Harmon: First-Hand Accounts of the Performance of Western Art Music

Oh Reader, this one’s a biggie, all strung hard and fibrillating electricity, it’s Clare Louise Harmon’s [>>] “First-Hand Accounts of the Performance of Western Art Music“:

This poem first appeared in SC 7.2, available in our shop as an ebookRead on!

Jenny Mueller: two poems

It’s time for a month with poetry in it, Reader, and first up are Jenny Mueller’s “To Read Ashbery” and a poem from her series Postcards, “Cabin Town,” Gorham, N.H. (1967, 5.5 x 3.5 horizontal):

These poems first appeared in SC 7.2, available in our shop as an ebookRead on!

Storm Cellar 9.1 arrives today!

The midsts of winter are passing and a new seasonwise year is upon us, dear Reader. Celebrate with us and the latest issue of Storm Cellar, Vol. IX No. 1, nicknamed “Fission”!

Contents

2020 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
1st Prize – Negesti Kaudo – The One Where My Femme Swallows You Whole
2nd Prize – Stephanie Niu – A Guide to What Lives Between Land and Sea
2nd Prize – Taylor Drake – Rumination
Honorable Mention – Noah Farberman – Grown Ass Person
Honorable Mention – Suphil Lee Park – Heartland
Honorable Mention – Rebecca Morton – I Remember Meeting You, My Son Says While Trying on Big Kid Shoes; I Pull and Pull at the Tongues, I Remember Meeting You, Too

FICTION
Abbigail N. Rosewood – Allendy Is Free
Maurice Moore – Transcript- Suga – Oral and Visual – Volumes 2 of 10
Elizabeth Kirschner – Lullaby with an Exit Sign
Xuan Nguyen – Luminous, Misting

CREATIVE NONFICTION
J.O. Haselhoef – One Week, Six Stories, Fifteen Emotions
Diana Emmons – Stop Rewind Play
Chelsey Clammer – Home Is Where the Hoard Is

FLASH
Chandra Steele – Lives of the Saints
Randy William Santiago – just You.
Tessa Yang – Ernest Tanaka Seeks God in a Variety of Places
Christopher Santantasio – Role Play

POETRY
Casey Knott – The World Wants What the World Wants
kevin latimer – love poem
Charles J. March III – Perked Up
John Barton – They Always Get Their Man
Christos Kalli – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book Kills a Cockroach
Elspeth Jensen – Midnight Snack
Jake Bailey – Deboning Perch

IMAGES
Kelly McQuain – The World Is Never Silent
Grant Yun – Cow
Angie Mason – Nest
Alana King – under the overpass
Rachel Singel – Pennantia corymbosa (Kaikomako)
K. Johnson Bowles – Sounds from the Back of My Head

PLUS covers by David Mack, and our list of Rejected Years