A Mississippi summer spent with a heat gun: Arkansas Review short story: The Intermezzo

Rainfall, a tarp, the slow persistence of starvation: New Mexico Review essay: The Ribs That March Forward Through the Skin

Ends, beginnings, and sand: Sediments Literary Arts Journal poem: Something Like This Every Night

Cop culture: Salon essay: Why I Stopped Dating the Cop

Chicken fat and hummingbirds: Drunken Telegraph performance The Hidden People in the Chicken Factory

Detroit, pork, capoeira, sugar, abandoned buildings and ideas that should be abandoned: The Account essay: The Paris of the West

A different kind of priest, a different kind of longing: Harvard Review short story: Justin

Eggs and rage: The Arkansas Review short story: Swamp Tide

When a pillow is cold comfort: Verbalists performance of the short story The Pillow Watch

Letting a mosquito bite you on purpose: Humanosphere article Infectious hope: when getting malaria makes sense

Stuffed, drowning, chin held up: The Michigan Review piece: A Handful of Women: Recipes for the New World

A bog body and a famous poem: Oleander Review essay: Teaching Punishment

Bones and wild things: DIAGRAM poem: Watchtower (excerpt)

A dance over deep-water notes: Blackbird poem The Honky-Tonk Blues Bar

Sweat, metal, will: Stirring poem Bandita

Chocolate and the things we choke down: Beloit Journal of Poetry poem Seedpods ‘Longside Flowers

Kittens under the steps, despair in a bathtub: Barcelona Review short story: Lewis and Clark, Bryce and Tony