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LaTonya Floyd Wants Justice

Nicole ZelnikerCOVERING A YEAR LATER: HOW LOCAL COMMUNITIES CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR BLACK LIVES AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDERTDR Regular Contributor / September 20, 2021 LaTonya Floyd wants justice. She wants justice for her brother, George Floyd, and for every other person who has, like her, lost the people they love in an epidemic of violence. […]


A Poem by Wayne David Hubbard wanderlust is my middle name unpenned verbs in the book of longing alanis morissette crooning irony through tinny speakers at a bar in arizona i raise a shot glass to you and swallow it whole Wayne David Hubbard is an author and educator. His work appears in Button Poetry, […]


A Poem by d w Stojek O’ it’s a lonely maypole in three footfall snow, and where may I go without reason, without clothes? By the seat of my bicycle, full of frost and icicles let my Fancy sway, unfettered in the winter’s shortened day… “Yes, but well, what are you doing here?” Had you […]

Autism, Writing, and the Encroaching World

Robert FrombergCovering Autism and CreativityTDR Regular Contributor / September 15, 2021 Now available: Robert Fromberg’s How to Walk with Steve Join Us on September 26, 2021, at 1 pm for our How to Walk with Steve launch party. The event is free and will feature readings from Robert Fromberg, Adrienne Marie Barrios, Victoria Buitron, and […]

The Longest Snow Day

A Poem by Susan Miller It will be like a snow day —all of us penned in our holes,yearning to topple ontobarstools, strip off ourwinter wool, order roundsof Jack and uncorkour weather war stories. Yeh, just like a snow day,that’s what you said, asalways so rock-solid sure.You didn’t want to hearmy what-ifs, feel myclammy palms, […]

J.S. Bach: The Six Partitas

Joseph Fleetwood JEFFREY HAMPTONCOVERING CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC ARTISTSTDR REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR /September 13, 2021 I struggle to find something unique to say about the music of J.S. Bach, an extremely difficult task for a composer who died in 1750—almost 300 years ago. It is clear, however, that his music has remained relevant to this day. Like […]

Pre-Made Canteen

A Poem by Mercury-Marvin Sunderland today i woke upat 7 amso i could sign upfor my fall quarter classat 8 am i atea quick sandwichof dollar store white breadmustard & mayokraft singlesgarlic baloneypicklespotato chips & i grabbedone (1) pre-made canteenof morning coffeefrom the fridge poured one (1) mug& reheatedfor three (3) minutesthen put it backin […]

My Boy

A Short Story by Mark Hall “Christ!” Daniel McRae’s father cried. The back door slammed shut with such force that it shook the house. “Daniel!” John McRae bellowed, drawing out his son’s name. “Get your ass down here! Now!” For an instant, all was quiet. Daniel crept from his room at the top of the […]

Café Bourbon Street

A Poem by James Croal Jackson (Columbus, Ohio, 2018) Shades of Colorado, bleakas winter sky packing gearin the trunk before yourflight, reverberations ofsong trapped in guitarfrom the blinking purpleshow at the grime dive.I went to exhaust theirpierogi supply, to sitin crowded silencewatching the people aroundme, wondering why I camehere, the question resonatingalong the ceiling, silentas […]

2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize

Welcome to the 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize Enter Now Entries must observe an 8,000 Word Max / No Min Open to all works of fiction and all genres whether categorized as a short story, flash fiction, or self-contained excerpts from longer works. Please familiarize yourself with all the Rules & Guidelines prior to entry. […]

I want a wholesome life

A Poem by Anita Nahal Which might explain why like pieces of bread dunked in hot tea or milk I may fall off suddenly. Pliable and desirous to be held. You’ll try picking up remains metastasizing like kneaded dough gone awry, rolling like a gooey ball stuck. Stuck and stuck, refusing to budge. Not mine […]

Home: Finding My Way in the Maine Woods Part 2

Anthony EmersonCovering FAMILY, PLACE, AND HEALTHTDR Regular Contributor /September 1, 2021 Part Two: Mill Town I love nature.  Being in and around the wilderness makes me feel a razor-sharp closeness to my truest self, and to my spiritual antecedents like Percival Baxter, the visionary and namesake of Baxter State Park—a promise kept by Baxter when […]


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