The Sun Interview
A Joyful Noise: Krishna Das On Chanting The Names Of God
“As they say in India, you can’t rip the skin off a snake, or you’ll kill him, but at the right time the snake sheds his skin. Our patterns, our stories, who we experience ourselves to be — that’s our skin.”
By Alexis Adams
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories
Six Lost Books
The computer ate my masterpiece
The Great Bewilderment: Reading Captin JJC The Feirce
A father’s reading of his child’s work
By Gregory Martin
The Way She Walks
“I am not so brave a girl. Blanche might say it is not bravery that is required but rather openness, a glasnost of the soul. A blossoming. Blanche and her poeticisms! I am never open, but there was a time, three years ago, when I did get lucky.”
By Reese Okyong Kwon
World Enough And Time
“I’m in the market for a new set of parents for my daughter. I have been given six months to come up with my replacement. Half a year.
Yes, we’re certain.
No, no hope.
By Linda McCullough Moore
By Steve Kowit
In a women’s prison, at a mother’s deathbed, beside a broken-down bus
Personal stories by our readers
Sy Safransky’s Notebook
“Yesterday, when I held my three-day-old granddaughter in my arms, time’s gauzy curtain parted for a moment. . .”
“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back, and, instead of bleeding, he sings.”