FM Stringer

FM Stringer

  PERFECT FROM NOW ON   The man at the bar had a sweetheart he gave up. Lost would be inaccurate, he says, I was twenty-five and...
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Amy Gerstler

Amy Gerstler

the widower chugs Elijah’s wine / no sense letting it go to waste / it tastes like dirt from the cellar floor / like tree bark like the inside / of a woman’s mouth / Elijah lived a mysterious life / raised the dead / brought fire from the sky / foretold people’s fates / was taken up in a whirlwind / and reached the quiet stars

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Friday Pick: Strange Americana

What is the American Character if not a fugitive sorrow, a sandbox justice, a stubborn keeping on. Kerouac urged "Try never get drunk outside yr own house.” The Everly Brothers did their “Crying in the Rain:”

Tina Satter

Tina Satter: Interview

"That’s your original figuring-out how complicated love is, actually, is your fucked up family, right?"

Jamie Gusman

Jaimie Gusman

And God bless the worm baby who had pinworms / maybe three or four times that year. Medication. Doctors. More dirt. She was a needy worm baby.

Nora Hickey

Nora Hickey

My grandpa has a pillbox. It’s an old gun – six white bullets in the chambers. 8 AM: bam bam bam.

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Friday Pick: 10 Predictions For 2014

The girl who made her bed in Rilke's ear gives her predictions for 2014.

Elizabet DeMent, Jess Barbagallo, Paul Pontrelli, and Jim Fletcher

Tina Satter

"You need to not be standing."

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