Hannah Loeb is an English PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, focusing on ghost meter. She earned her BA from Yale in 2012 and her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2015. Her poetry has appeared in Booth, The Moth, Ninth Letter, American Chordata, and elsewhere. Continue reading Poetry No. 77 – Hannah Loeb
Darren C. Demaree is the author of sixteen poetry collections, most recently “a child walks in the dark”, (Harbor Editions, December 2021). He is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and the Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. Continue reading Poetry No. 76 – Darren C. Demaree
Kathy Kremins (she/her) is a Newark, NJ native of immigrant parents and a retired public school teacher. Her poetry chapbook, Undressing the World, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Kathy’s recent work appears in Soup Can Magazine, The Night Heron Barks, Paterson Literary Review, Stay Salty; Life in the Garden State Anthology, The Stillwater Review, Lavender Review, Divine Feminist: An Anthology of Poetry & Art By Womxn and Non-Binary Folx and other publications. Continue reading Poetry No. 75 – Kathy Kremins
henry 7. reneau, jr. is the author of the poetry collection, freedomland blues (Transcendent Zero Press) and the e-chapbook, physiography of the fittest (Kind of a Hurricane Press.) His work is published in Superstition Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Zone 3; Poets Reading the News, and Rigorous. His work has also been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Continue reading Poetry No. 74 – henry 7. reneau, jr.
Mario Duarte is a Mexican American writer and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems and short stories have appeared in Aaduna, Abstract Elephant, American Writers Review, Emerald City, Pank, Plainsongs, Rigorous, Typishly, and Zone 3. New work is forthcoming in Journal X, Native Skin, and New Croton Review. Continue reading Poetry No. 73 – Mario Duarte
June 15, 2022. Digging Press presents The Lit Revue.
Readings by: Dena Igusti, Dolan Morgan, Aida Zilelian, Haolun Xu.
Music by: Iris Lune. Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 1
Mercedes Lawry is the author of three chapbooks, the latest, In the Early Garden with Reason,was selected by Molly Peacock for the 2018 WaterSedge Chapbook Contest. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Nimrod, and Prairie Schooner and has been nominated seven times for a Pushcart Prize. Her book, Vestiges, will be published in 2023. Continue reading Poetry No. 72 – Mercedes Lawry
Digging Press is proud to announce the publication of the second edition of Awabi: A Duet of Short Stories by Mandy-Suzanne Wong. Winner of the 2018 Digging Press Chapbook Series Award. Mandy-Suzanne Wong deftly explores the complex world of the ama – ocean women, mostly elderly, who eke out a living while diving deep to capture abalone, snails, and otherworldly sea creatures for food. The ama battle … Continue reading Awabi, 2nd Edition Now Available
Andrew Rihn is the author of Revelation: An Apocalypse in Fifty-Eight Fights (Press 53, 2020) and the chapbook O Hungry Star (Beir Bua, 2021). From 2019-2021 he wrote The Pugilist, a monthly boxing column for Into the Void magazine. He currently writes for The Fight City, a premier independent boxing site. Continue reading Community No. 74 – Andrew Rihn
Kevin R. Farrell, Jr. is an artist, poet, and educator whose work has been published in The Poetry Society of New York, BONED – Every Which Way, Burning House Press, Rumble Fish Quarterly, Adroit Journal, Ink in Thirds Magazine, Foxhole Magazine, Yo-NEWYORK! and others. Continue reading Poetry No. 71 – Kevin R. Farrell, Jr.
Haylee Millikan is a poet originally from Spokane. Haylee’s work focuses on themes of intimacy, disability, self, & the elusive concept of home, and is featured or forthcoming in Sunspot Lit, Equinox, Litro, Beyond Words, Susie Magazine, Textploit, pioneertown., and others. They currently reside in Long Beach with their two Flatbush rescue cats. Continue reading Poetry No. 70 – Haylee Millikan
Kathy Kremins is a retired public school teacher and coach. Her chapbook Undressing the World is forthcoming (Finishing Line Press, 2022). Kathy’s work appears in Soup Can Magazine, The Night Heron Barks, Lavender Review, The Stillwater Review, Divine Feminist: An Anthology of Poetry & Art by Womxn & Non-Binary Folx, Stay Salty: Life in the Garden State, and other publications. Continue reading Community No. 73 – Kathy Kremins
Abigail Carl-Klassen is a writer, researcher, poet, educator, translator, and activist. Raised in the oil fields of the Permian Basin, she earned an MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing from the UT El Paso. Her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, and Guernica, among others. The 2nd printing of her chapbook, Ain’t Country Like You, is forthcoming from Digging Press. Continue reading Community No. 72 – Abigail Carl-Klassen
A first-generation Romanian American poet and educator, Roxana Cazan is the author The Accident of Birth (Main Street Rag, 2017) and Tethered to the Unexpected (Alien Buddha Press, 2022). She co-edited Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees (Solis Press, 2020). Continue reading Community No. 71 – Roxana L. Cazan
henry 7. reneau, jr. does not Twitter, Tik Tok, Facebook, Snapchat, or Instagram. It is not that he is scared of change, or stuck fast in the past; instead, he has learned from experience that the crack pipe kills. His work is published in Superstition Review, TriQuarterly, Poets Reading the News, Prairie Schooner, and Rigorous. Continue reading Community No. 70 – henry 7. reneau, jr.
Before Don Robishaw stopped working he was a Sailor, PCV, world-traveler, professor, and circus roustabout. Most recently he ran educational programs for homeless shelters. ‘Bad Paper Odyssey’ was a semi-finalist in the Digging Press Chapbook Series Competition. Multiple works have appeared in Literary Heist, Drunk-Monkeys, Crack-the-Spine, FFM, and other venues. Continue reading Community No. 69 – Don Robishaw
Christie Cochrell’s work has been published by a wide variety of journals and won several awards. Chosen as New Mexico Young Poet of the Year while growing up in Santa Fe, she’s recently published a volume of collected poems, Contagious Magic. She lives by the ocean in Santa Cruz, California. Continue reading Community No. 68 – Christie Cochrell
Stories by Jeanne Althouse (she/her) have been published in numerous literary journals, most recently in Catamaran Reader, Connotation Press, The Penman Review, The Closed Eye Open, Potato Soup Journal and The Plentitudes Journal. Her work has won several awards, been collected into a Chapbook, and twice nominated for a Pushcart. Continue reading Community No. 67 – Jeanne Althouse
Aida Zilelian is a first generation American-Armenian writer and educator. She is the author The Legacy of Lost Things, recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Continue reading Community No. 66 – Aida Zilelian
I try to explain what you’re like and all I can say is: birthday party. Sound of herons. Continue reading Poetry No. 69 – Joanna Acevedo
Within the hawk’s belly lies
the fox and her hundred arts
The obedient will survive
warns the foot soldier Continue reading Poetry No. 68 – Angela Dribben
Morgan Christie – People Without Wings (fiction) and Rachelle Parker – Together We Remember the Gazelle (poetry)
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They once knew fame:
tomatls, pommes d’amour,
ornamentals sought only
for their beauty. Continue reading Poetry No. 67 – Joanna Cleary
There’s a message in a bottle
Floating somewhere for me to find
Addressed by time and
Inside is a ticket home. Continue reading Poetry No. 66 – Vincente Perez
Ash the milk.
Ash the caped-boy hero snapshot.
Ash Blacktop, signboards,
white t-shirt boy. Continue reading Poetry No. 65 – Patrick T. Reardon
Let’s not kid ourselves;
the night is not beautiful Continue reading Poetry No. 64 – Virginia Laurie
my younger sister lights a candle; she sings Continue reading Poetry No. 63 – Ceridwen Hall
She is born knowing how to swim. Her first few days of life, she spends suspended in the plankton with all the other drifters, larval fishes, jellyfishes, just-hatched cephalopods, copepods, diatoms, microscopic flora, plastic nurdles following the ocean’s whims. Continue reading Hybrid No. 2 – Mandy-Suzanne Wong
On every counter and beside
the entertainment center,
space is claimed by little wings plucking harps.
an unknown charge of credit cards. Continue reading Poetry No. 62 – Dimitri Reyes
A stranger called and I picked up my phone.
“Hello, how are you doing today?” said the voice from the other end. The voice belonged to a woman, an older woman. It was deep and luxurious, a perfect balance of grace and authority. Just from that simple hello, I could hear the weight of experience, a lifetime of training in forming the perfect first impression.
Before I met you, we went to the same party, but I don’t remember seeing you there. I like to pretend I was strangely compelled by the sight of you staggering around in a threadbare coat and loosened tie, your lips red from the bottle of wine you clutched, its green neck peeking halfway out of a paper bag. Continue reading Flash No. 26 – Jannitt Ark
A car’s life can be hard to imagine, but maybe not so difficult when the automobile comes back home one last time. Like most objects in the physical universe we occupy, it’s not hard to see when a car is going to wear out. Continue reading Flash No. 25 – Jason Arment
There once was a girl who lived in a little house in a pine wood. The pines were tall and thick with needles, and above them was a clear deep blue sky with large white clouds in it, solid-seeming white clouds that moved swiftly on a brisk wind, like boats on their way to some place or another. Continue reading Flash No. 24 – Lúa Margita Brau
Lena was raised on violin lessons and minimal parental supervision. Maestro Ludwig, her first violin teacher, was spiritually her only family. After early morning lessons, before she went off to school, they liked to relax together on the cool sheets of his unmade bed in his private studio in the Hyatt Regency, her violin lying between them. They smelled plumeria and coconut-scented sunscreen lotion from Kaanapali Beach through the one open window. Continue reading Stories No. 89 – Jeanne Althouse
I cannot rehearse the pathways of smoke, but I spend my entire life on the journey, my one particular part, small, wingless, and flattened. You would not guess it when meeting me alone and my host can be nearly gone, emaciated. I place my eggs upon her hair. But there’s a second host and more further south. I could migrate and release my benefactor. I could trade in my habitat. But in this way deceptive birds might find me sailing. Continue reading Flash No. 23 – Rich Ives
They offered me a job at the clinic near my house, and I took It because I had to keep up with rent while mami visited home country to nurse her mama for three months. I did not mind that It was a graveyard shift since the place was just a few bus stops away. My task was to receive packages and log their arrival in a binder. The delivery men wore khaki overalls and never spoke. As of now, those are the facts I can recall. Continue reading Stories No. 88 – Elinol López
Penn State University would periodically send down these studies on dairy cows. The farmers would have to implement them whether they liked it or not, but it was always the cause of ridicule, of mockery, that the scientists at Penn State hadn’t gotten close to the udders of a single cow, had never been kicked by one, never saw the mastitis their directives were meant to clear up,… Continue reading Flash No. 22 – Richard Krause
You go to flip the omelet over, and it breaks. Ever so gently a turn, like you always do, and it still breaks. The innards are exposed. The eggs will continue to harden and soon burn. Continue reading Flash No. 21 – Josh Dale
The author confesses that this story has been written entirely by mistake. It begins with the mistake of an alarm clock opening and keeps piling them on: a stereotypical main character, a two-dimensional significant other, an unconvincing villain. Continue reading Flash No. 20 – KP Vogell
And then, slow as you like, Fernando reaches back and peels his cheeks apart. Staring over one shoulder, his lips wet from kissing, his hair still perfect despite all that rolling around.
#Erotica Continue reading Stories No. 87 – T. B. Grennan
“How many candles do you see? Mother? How many? Can you see how many? Sit up. It’s your daughter Eve. Count, Mother. There are 69.” Continue reading Stories No. 86 – John Francis Istel
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In a brothel outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an English archaeologist finds a clay tablet with Latin writings. After careful study, historians believe it is the reproduction of a letter written by John the Apostle. Continue reading Flash No. 19 – JP Infante
Read the Medication Guide that comes with AMBIEN before you begin taking the pill, or unless you can’t sleep. Which is ironic. Continue reading Flash No. 18 – Denise Tolan
I am folding my mom’s fancy clothes. Bright patterned dresses and diaphanous floral blouses from Bloomingdale’s. Bespoke wool pants, now impossibly baggy, from a shop on Madison. All the finery she once wore to Broadway plays and opera at the Met, to museums and lunches at upscale Manhattan restaurants. Continue reading Flash No. 17 – Sue Mell
The Digging Press Poetry Series publishes work by writers from all over the world. This inaugural series was edited by Ernesto L. Abeytia. Continue reading Poetry Series – April 2021
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