45.2 Feature: Dickinson kept a Carlo by My Tran

“I am quite captivated by the emotional intelligence of ‘Tree rings, like concentric ghosts’: its internal innovative style, the heightened, hexagonal poetics of My Tran’s perception, their sharp way of interweaving cultural artifacts with art, the past (ghost), sound...

Sneak Peek: Hypatia on St. Katherine by Kelly Krumrie

HYPATIA ON ST. KATHERINE Kelly Krumrie from BWR 45.1 Tap here for a Phone Friendly Version To read Kelly Krumrie's work and more, pick up a copy of 45.1 or order a subscription from our online store.  Kelly Krumrie is a PhD student in Creative Writing at the...

From the Archives: Pollution People by C Pam Zhang

Pollution People C Pam Zhang from BWR 44.1   An hour south of the border and Dad tips over with a whump that makes the forest explode like a cutscene. The ancient car rattles, Nim brakes into a gully, and shrapnel flings from the trees. Nim waits for death. But...

2017 Flash Contest Runner-up: Beth Bachmann’s Ursonate

I admire the confidence of this short and beguiling piece. The author sets in motion a tarot-spread of elements—the war, the wheel, the gold—and alchemizes a novelistic series of arrivals and reversals. The result is timeless, but, like a dream, it...

44.2 feature: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint reads BLISS PLACE

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint was born in Myanmar and grew up in Thailand and California. She is the author of The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven (Noemi Press, March 2018). Her short stories have appeared in TriQuarterly,...

44.1 Feature: CHOOSE YOUR OWN by Debbie Vance

You are sitting in your daughters’ bedroom, holding a fistful of hot pink feathers that you’ve just torn methodically from the boa that now lies naked like a snake skin on the floor.

44.1 Sneak Peek: ABSOLUTE ZERO AND ME by Ana Cristina Alvarez

Ana Cristina Alvarez received her MFA from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Her work has appeared in The Butter and Treehouse Magazine. She lives near Seattle, WA, close to many coffeehouses. Right-click and "open image in new tab"...