A virtual reading to celebrate the book publication of our Poetry Series 2022. Hosted by series editor Ernesto Abeytia. With an introduction by Digging Press publisher and editor Gessy Alvarez. Continue reading Zoom Reading Event – Sunday, 11/6/22
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
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
my younger sister lights a candle; she sings Continue reading Poetry No. 63 – Ceridwen Hall
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
“Monkeys, time to go!” Papi yells in his firm but gravelly voice. I lag behind at the end of the K-Mart checkout counter, eyeing the Mars candy bars. Aleta, my younger sister, kicks my heels. I trudge forward almost bumping into a white woman pushing a cart who suddenly stops after hearing Papi. Her lips stretch into a worldwide oval, ruby red lipstick smeared on her cigarette-stained teeth. Continue reading Stories No. 85 – Mario Duarte
Three Poems by Sarah Payne Dead Hildegard In the world of my body’s time, to be illuminated meant to be lighted by fire only The candle of the sun igniting and extinguishing each day: how perpetual these orbs You began to go astray when you spoke your first lie against what you knew O body, said the light Say these things now Hildegard on the … Continue reading Poetry No. 61 – Sarah Payne
Lorenzo Rivas stirred a seventh packet of sugar into his coffee. He wondered how much of his twelve-minute break he’d spent staring at the barista’s arm. Continue reading Stories No. 84 – C. Adán Cabrera
One day (which we must all understand to mean many years ago now) a girl in her mother’s kitchen cuts a lock of her shiny hair, sets it in resin, and promises to live forever. When she is ninety-three and dying, she calls grey loved ones into the room to give these instructions: Continue reading Flash No. 16 – Taylor V. Card
ARTIST STATEMENT The figure is the embodiment of the human experience. It is the site of courage, joy, and love, of compassion, fear, and pain, of struggle, loneliness, and frustration, of sorrow, of loss. As a narrative, figurative painter, I use the figure to depict these universal emotions. A narrative is time captured in a moment. The synthesis of the photographic and the painted image, … Continue reading Patrice Sullivan, Artist Spotlight No. 36
ARTIST STATEMENT Through the intimate lens of my own life I examine issues of race and whiteness, gender and sexuality, trauma and abuse. I have been transfixed with how to create a visceral understanding of experience through objects. Creating objects and environments that conjure connections to the past from family histories, colonial legacies to religious traditions. Using the materiality of craft as a mode of … Continue reading Heather Marie Scholl, Artist Spotlight No. 35
ARTIST STATEMENT Adeet Deshmukh images capture the interplay between light/shadow and emotion/composition—in the streets of Manhattan and Mumbai, in the faces of family and strangers, and in the fields of Iceland and the Midwest. Works by © Adeet Deshmukh Adeet Deshmukh is a New York City based photo editor, photographer, and designer. He has had shows in Chicago and New York, and his work has … Continue reading Adeet Deshmukh, Artist Spotlight No. 34
ARTIST STATEMENT The Project “Chasing Rainbows” is about the perception of the world of feelings. No one fell the exactly one emotion at the time, it’s always the crazy waterfall with undertones of sensations. And this rainbow of feelings Van Lanigh interprets in her works by running away from the real world of colors to the imaginary universe of impressions. Works by © Van Lanigh … Continue reading Van Lanigh, Artist Spotlight No. 33
A Tale of Two Maps By Peter Gregg Slater Knowing how I love maps, the owner of a bookstore in Washington, D.C. brought out two for me to look over during a 2019 visit. The first, a world map from 1578, displayed the surrealistic continents and islands characteristic of the period’s cartography. Tiny ships bravely sailed its seas, a few ominously heading towards waters marked: … Continue reading Flash No. 15 – Peter Gregg Slater
ARTIST STATEMENT The submitted pieces are part of a nine-piece collection called ‘Our World,’ where each piece presents a metaphor inspired by the 2020 quarantine. Their surreal imagery may allude to heavy grief, unyielding desperation, social outcasts, or to those who have suddenly realized that they’ve lost their way (to name a few). These narratives are familiar to each of us. We have experienced them … Continue reading June Lin, Artist Spotlight No. 32
By Katie Mauro Zeigler
If I could talk, I would tell you that I used to have sex with the windows open and the moonlight and a man’s hands at the small of my back. I would tell you how it felt to bring a baby into the world and how my first period came at twelve. Continue reading Flash No. 14 – Katie Mauro Zeigler
“By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, [Martine] tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author… Continue reading Michelle Saffran, Artist Spotlight No. 31
“By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, [Martine] tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author… Continue reading Keri Kimura, Artist Spotlight No. 30
Fomorians By Peter F. Crowley You’re a piss reminder of an everlasting hotel. She spoke in a fiery tone. The man waddled side-to-side and began patting a penguin. He glanced to a chalkboard behind the penguin, where were written the words: We’ve broken glass, crushed marigold eyes, dethroned coughing cathedrals, driven Zambonis over subterranean rinks, planted flowers that scratch out esophagi – and now … Continue reading Flash No. 13 – Peter F. Crowley
“By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, [Martine] tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author… Continue reading Antoinette Legnini, Artist Spotlight No. 29
Reunited in the Fourth House By Gary Singh After leaving the BART station, I visit my Berkeley astrologer at her spooky wooden house near Rose and Milvia, where paint-peeled steps take me to a porch milieu of hanging plants, ancient wicker sectionals, and apathetic cats. Soon enough, the door opens, revealing those same clear eyes of a clairvoyant nature I remember from morning Tarot … Continue reading Flash No. 12 – Gary Singh
“By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, [Martine] tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author… Continue reading Jean Wolff, Artist Spotlight No. 28
“By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, [Martine] tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author… Continue reading Jeff Rivers, Artist Spotlight No. 27
Slow Motion Man By Benjamin Davis His name was Eam. Reality shot him in slow motion. He worked in Spain, Salamanca, a bar called ‘El Submarino,’ the second bar, up the stairs. When he snapped open a beer, it took a minute. When he mixed a drink, it took ten. But, people waited, people watched. I waited. I watched. His eyes found me; eyes … Continue reading Flash No. 11 – Benjamin Davis
Toward Non-Volatile Memory By Soramimi Hanarejima Once again, you take us on “a short detour to see a memory”—meaning we’re going to visit some event in your past. So, I take a nap. To give you some privacy and get some respite from the strain time travel subjects the body to. I recline the time machine’s co-pilot seat (really more of a glorified passenger … Continue reading Flash No. 10 – Soramimi Hanarejima
Drag Racing By Catherine Martinez Torigian The last time I heard that sound I was a girl of fifteen, give or take a year. But it was only this morning that I realized it what it was, like a flash of heat lightning on a summer’s day, baffling until the thunder came. A man and woman from the new building on the corner walked … Continue reading Flash No. 9 – Catherine Martinez Torigian
Kapre Down Under By Ben Umayam Aspen trees proliferate primarily through root sprouts. Whole colonies can be traced to one gargantuan underground sprout. The colonies can extend from the Colorado Rockies to the Canadian ones. Aspen trees are like clones. They share identical characteristics from the single root structure. When they die, it’s almost like they don’t, another tree sprouts from the massive underground formation. … Continue reading Flash No. 8 – Ben Umayam
Morning Sun By David Joseph I remember the first time I saw “Morning Sun” by Edward Hopper. I was on a school trip from our high school in Cleveland. It was only a two hour drive down to the Columbus Museum of Art and, truth be told, I was more interested in spending the afternoon making out with my boyfriend than staring at art. Museums … Continue reading Flash No. 7 – David Joseph
The Missing Years By John Nicholson The engine idles as a wounded soldier recovers on the ground, holding his abdomen. Another soldier leans against the car. The smoke from his cigarette vanishes into the snowy canopy. The wounded man chokes as he recounts what happened to him. I. A Roadway in the Woods “It was just the two of us. I couldn’t.” The standing soldier … Continue reading Flash No. 6 – John Nicholson
Brief Encounter By Lucía Orellana Damacela It’s dark under the house, the smell of the sea —less than one mile downhill— expands my nostrils like desert flowers. From this underbelly, this rocky refuge, as I pass by, a sudden shimmer calls me in. I am wearing white cotton socks and plastic sandals that screech as I walk. Two small green-yellow lights are suspended in front … Continue reading Flash No. 5 – Lucía Orellana Damacela
The End Which Envelopes the End, a Bramble, a Rose By Elizabeth Kirschner Lonely, like a coffee mug on the shelf, I slow roll into the empty spot on the bed where we shed the best skin of our lives. We were a thing of beauty, weren’t we? A thing of beauty, us, this, before that man—not you!—shoved my face into the weeds. I can … Continue reading Flash No. 4 – Elizabeth Kirschner
A Gift By Christine Kendall Lourdes sat, thirsty, in her son’s old Mercedes sandwiched between delivery vans on East Seventy-Ninth Street. She studied the license plates of passing cars; all local—New York. “I’ll only be a minute, Mama.” That’s what he’d said before taking his tools and disappearing into one of the limestone apartment buildings. Lourdes smoothed her blouse at the neck and watched a … Continue reading Flash No. 3 – Christine Kendall
Conversation By Ana Hein It is dark when they talk. “You don’t have to do th–” “–I know.” “Okay… Maybe some other–” “–It’s alright.” “But–” “–Trust me.” “I do, but–” “–Aren’t you happy?” “I am, b–” “–Then what’s the problem?” “I’m not really su–” “–I think you’re going to like this.” “You–” “–Come on, I know what I’m doing.” “That’s not–” “–It’s not a big … Continue reading Flash No. 2 – Ana Hein
Brown Girl Blues By Rachel Werner “Yes. I cut myself.” “And NO, I am not white.” “But YES, my mother is.” These sentences I have said aloud. But the monologue I’ve pieced together for my own ears is: Everybody is a little bit crazy. So that’s WHY I am ‘crazy.’ Being alive is h-a-r-d; ‘though if I was walking around pretending like it wasn’t, … Continue reading Flash No. 1 – Rachel Werner
Trapper Markelz (he/him) writes from Arlington, Massachusetts. He is the author of the chapbook Childproof Sky, a Cherry Dress Chapbooks 2023 selection. His work has appeared in the journals Baltimore Review, Stillwater Review, Wild Roof Journal, Greensboro Review, and Passengers Journal, among others. Learn more at trappermarkelz.com.
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am Alec is a mostly unknown artist currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some impressive accomplishments include: successfully evading desensitization, a few major demolitions and reconstructions of personal belief systems, a well-cultivated affinity for the ugly and uncomfortable, and staying alive this long. Continue reading Poetry No. 94 – Sam Alec
2023 Digging Press Chapbook Award List of Finalists and Semi-Finalists. Winner will be announced in early February 2024. Continue reading 2023 Digging Press Chapbook Award Finalists and Semi-Finalists
Shin Watanabe was born in Gainesville, Florida and has lived in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Nevada. He studied philosophy at the University of Minnesota and received an MFA in poetry at the University of Las Vegas. Shin is currently a PhD candidate in English with a creative dissertation in poetry at Binghamton University. His poetry has appeared previously in the Colorado Review, I-70 review, and others.
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Alex Braslavsky is a poet, scholar, and translator working towards her doctorate at Harvard and working on Polish, Czech, and Russian poetry. She is the translator of On Centaurs & Other Poems (World Poetry Books, 2023) by Zuzanna Ginczanka. Her poems appear in The Columbia Review, Conjunctions, Colorado Review, and more.
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Gwen Bernick is a young poet from New Jersey who writes about bodies, egg shells, and hot weather. Since graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy, she spends her free time reading novels with pink covers, learning how to ride a bike, and squinting into the sun.
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Marina Carreira (she/they) is a queer Luso-American poet artist from Newark, NJ. She is the author of Desgracada (Bottlecap Press, 2023), Tanto Tanto (Cavankerry Press, 2022), Save the Bathwater (Get Fresh Books, 2018), and I Sing To That Bird Knowing It Won’t Sing Back (Finishing Line Press, 2017).
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Robin Gow is a trans poet and witch from rural Pennsylvania. It is an author of several poetry books, an essay collection, YA, and Middle-Grade novels in verse, including Dear Mothamn and A Million Quiet Revolutions.
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Tricia Bogle (she/her) is a Missouri-born, NYC-based poet. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing & Philosophy (Loyola Baltimore), an M.A. in Political Theory, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Fordham). Her work has been featured in Passengers Journal, Cagibi, South Dakota Review, Chautauqua, and Pine Row. Her ekphrastic collaboration, In a Garden of Small Dreams: Art + Poetry in Conversation (with digital artist Shu Tu), was showcased at the New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange.
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Erin Cantrell-Martinez is a creative gender non-conforming multi spiritual mother (to human, fur and plant children) of the African Diaspora in the American South, working in the intersection of art, wellness, nature, dream tending and gardening. Continue reading Hybrid No. 3 – Erin Alexandria
Martina Reisz Newberry is the author of several books of poetry. Her most recent book is GLYPHS (from Deerbrook Editions). She is widely published in literary journals in the U.S. and abroad. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Yehuda Y. E. (1981, Haifa, IL) is the pen name of an Israeli writer, critic, curator and visual artist living and working in Tel-Aviv.
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Laura Johnson is a writer in Eastern Iowa who is a founding co-editor of Backchannels Literary Journal. Laura holds a MFA from The University of New Orleans and is a graduate (BA, MA) of the University of Iowa. Laura’s work has appeared in Goat’s Milk Magazine, Thimble Literary Magazine, and The Dewdrop among others. Laura’s chapbook, Memento Vivere (Cabin Bear Books), is available at laurajohnsonwriter.com and wherever you buy books.
Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com. Continue reading Flash No. 31 – Laura Johnson
Jianqing Zheng’s poetry collections include The Dog Years of Reeducation and A Way of Looking. He lives in the Mississippi Delta where he edits Valley Voices: A Literary Review.
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William Lemon teaches creative writing and composition at Los Angeles City College. He has been published at BlazeVOX, Bartleby Snopes, Drunk Monkeys, and Menacing Hedge Continue reading Stories No. 96 – William Lemon
Ken Kent lives in Sweden. He has a de Chirico perspective on all things considered. Continue reading Poetry No. 85 – Ken Kent
Jessica N. Arzola-Grissom lives in a small Texas town with her husband and son. Her writing has appeared in various print and online publications including The Image, Logo Sophia, Valiant Scribe, Reedsy, and Latine Lit. In 2022, her poem Adventura, won 2nd place in the Irene Emmerson Poetry competition. The Rainbow recently appeared in the anthology titled Scars. Continue reading Poetry No. 84 – Jessica Arzola-Grissom
Join Us June 19, 7 PM at Room 31, NYC.
Digging Press presents The Lit Revue at Room 31: a literary series for cultural omnivores showcasing words and music.
Readings by: Caelan Ernest, Tawanda Mulalu, and Gessy Alvarez
Music by: nellie Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 9
Isaiah Janisch is a writer and poet out of Evansville, WI. His work has been published in numerous literary journals and trade magazines, like The Muse and InspiredPlay. He also worked as an editor for the Rock River Review literary journal. Outside of traditional publishing, Isaiah founded @plaza.of.poetry to explore the use of liminality in poetry and the internet’s role in expanding the literary world. Continue reading Poetry No. 83 – Isaiah Janisch
Megan Denese Mealor echoes and erases in Jacksonville, Florida. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and 2023 Best of the Net candidate, her writing has been featured in hundreds of journals, most recently Across the Margin, Brazos River Review, and The Disappointed Housewife. She has authored three poetry collections: “Bipolar Lexicon” (Unsolicited Press, 2018); “Blatherskite” (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, 2019); and “A Mourning Dove’s Wishbone” (Cyberwit, 2022). Megan lives with her husband and their 9-year-old son. Continue reading Poetry No. 82 – Megan Denese Mealor
Glen Armstrong (he/him) holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters. His latest book is Night School: Selected Early Poems. Continue reading Poetry No. 81 – Glen Armstrong
Join Us May 20, 7 PM at Room 31, NYC.
Readings by: Gerard Cabrera, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, and Rachel Horowitz
Music by: Lost Amsterdam Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 8
Matina Vossou is a self-taught artist living in Athens, Greece. She uses acrylics and a toothpick, a technique she learned from her father, a naïve painter. She paints faces like perfectly unfinished mosaics of emotions and ideas. Continue reading Matina Vossou, Artist Spotlight No. 39
Linnea Ryshke (American, born in Los Angeles, CA) creates paintings, drawings, artist books, installations, and poetry that seek to restore the value of nonhuman animals as kindred beings worthy of our adoration, respect, and empathy. Continue reading Linnea Ryshke, Artist Spotlight No. 38
Shu Tu is an artist working in multiple disciplines. She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and studied fashion accessories at Cordwainers at London College of Fashion. Continue reading Shu Tu, Artist Spotlight No. 37
Join Us March 26 at Room 31, NYC.
Readings by: Esther Alix, Glynnis Eldridge, Summer J. Hart, and Margaret R. Sáraco.
Music by: Mendeleyev Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 7
Elinol Lopéz is a reader and writer from uptown NYC. In college, she wrote and performed for “The Tidal Self,” a collaborative performance for SUNY Geneseo’s 9th Annual GREAT Day symposium and her poetry appears in volume 30 issue two of Geneseo’s MiNT Magazine. Her short story “It Becomes Me” was published by Digging Press; it was named their 2021 Editor’s Choice Winner and nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize. In 2022, Elinol wrote and performed for “Craft & Release,” a poetry performance hosted by the Dominican Writer’s Association (DWA) and sponsored by Poets & Writers, and her essay “Decoding La Doña’s Love” was published in “La Doña: Essays on the Dominican Matriarch”, a DWA chapbook of narratives showcasing the role of women within Dominican households. Elinol obtained her BA in Mathematics with a minor in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo in 2017; she is currently doing environmental health research at Columbia University. Continue reading Poetry No. 80 – Elinol Lopéz
Join us on February 26, 2023 for a special Poetry Night starring Roberto Carlos Garcia, author of What Can I Tell You. With special guests Mary Brancaccio and Darrel Alejandro Holnes. Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 6
Fiction Poetry Community Excerpts Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com Continue reading Digging Through The Fat, Volume 9 2022
The gnat, almost imperceptibly quiet except for its occasional cry, is AWOL. The gnat, a pet-microscopic-dragon-friend, explored and flew around and suited the room. Continue reading Stories No. 95 – Pablo Castro
I see the man’s face on the back wall of the shower. Empty-minded, I stare as the water splashes on the crown of my head. Continue reading Flash No. 30 – Marcelo Castro Salinas
Santi put the phone back into its cradle. It was the agency calling about his placement. Let go, just like that. His two years at the law firm over. Continue reading Stories No. 94 – Gerard Cabrera
Ten minutes had passed since Otto’s ‘be right out’ text came in. The sun was getting low, and the last family had already scooped their children up to go eat dinner. Continue reading Stories No. 93 – Josh Dale
The baby, on entering the world, already trails her ghost. If it were visible to humans, the ghost would look like a dark puff of smoke leaking from the mother writhing on the bed. Continue reading Stories No. 92 – Heidi Kasa
November 16, 2022. Digging Press presents The Lit Revue.
Readings by: Frank Haberle, Melissa Castillo Planas, Andrea Ruggirello, and Tariq Shah Music by: Sagit Shir (Hank & Cupcakes) Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 5
Doug Jacquier is a former not-for-profit CEO. His poems and stories have been published in Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and India. Continue reading Community No. 78 – Doug Jacquier
Nayt Rundquist (they/them) is the Managing Editor of New Rivers Press and teaches publishing, creative writing, and literature courses at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Their writing can be found in The Citron Review, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, Up North Lit, Etchings, and anthologized in Unbound: Composing Home. They live just outside of space and time with their artist-jeweler wife and their fifth-dimensional dogs. Continue reading Flash No. 29 – Nayt Rundquist
Hadley Moore’s collection NOT DEAD YET AND OTHER STORIES won Autumn House Press’s 2018 fiction contest and received many other commendations. Her work has appeared in MCSWEENEY’S, WITNESS, ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, INDIANA REVIEW, and elsewhere, and she is an alum of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Continue reading Community No. 77 – Hadley Moore
October 23, 2022. Digging Press presents The Lit Revue.
Readings by: Joanna Acevedo, Tobias Carroll, JP Infante, Swati Khurana and Karen Levy
Music by: Shira Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 4
Kim Farleigh has worked for NGO’s in Greece, Kosovo, Iraq, Palestine and Macedonia. He takes risks to get the experience necessary for writing. He also likes painting, art, bullfighting, photography and architecture, which might explain why this Australian lives in Madrid. Continue reading Stories No. 91 – Kim Farleigh
Anna Stolley Persky, a lawyer and award-winning journalist, lives in Northern Virginia. She’s pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at George Mason University. Her fiction has been published in Mystery Tribune, The Satirist, Bright Flash Literary Review, and The Plentitudes. Her poetry has been published in the Washington Writers’ Publishing House, Sad Girls Club Literary Blog, and The Closed Eye Open. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Pithead Chapel. Continue reading Flash No. 28 – Anna Stolley Persky
Catherine Martinez Torigian (she/her/hers) is a native of Brooklyn, NY, where she lives with her husband, teenage daughter, and mini-dachshund Olivier. She began writing fiction after earning a Ph.D. in Classics at Brown University and has taught Latin and ancient Greek in four of the five boroughs of New York City. Her fiction has appeared in Bellowing Ark and Digging Through The Fat. Continue reading Flash No. 27 -Catherine Martinez Torigian
Just a Girl in the Whirl
by Annie Wood
Lauren is counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday. For the last two years, she has been thrust into the role of primary caregiver to her two younger sisters and her mother after the sudden departure of her father. Addressing everyone else’s needs before her own, the real Lauren is relegated to dreams and middle-of-the-night writing sessions in the privacy of her bathtub. When her father makes an unexpected return into their lives, Lauren’s carefully kept façade begins to unravel, and she must re-establish her precarious balance in order to keep herself afloat. Continue reading Excerpt No. 5 – Annie Wood
September 15, 2022. Digging Press presents The Lit Revue.
Readings by: Grisel Y. Acosta, Dorothy Barnhouse, Swati Khurana, Grace Jahng Lee, and Thea Matthews
Music by: Rili Newman
Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 3
Ben Umayam moved to NYC to write the Great American Filipino Gay Short Story. He worked for pollsters, then became a chef and then retired. He is working that short story in CO. He was published recently by The Midway Journal, BULL, The Phare, , Metaworker, and others. Continue reading Community No. 76 – Ben Umayam
Jonah Meyer is a poet, writer, and editor in North Carolina. His poetry and creative nonfiction has been published widely. Jonah plays guitar and piano, shoots photography, and studies neuroscience and Buddhist philosophy. He serves as Poetry Editor of Mud Season Review and Assistant Poetry Editor with Random Sample Review. Continue reading Community No. 75 – Jonah Meyer
Halsey Hyer is the author of [deadname] (Anhinga, 2022) and Everything Becomes Bananas (Rinky Dink Press, 2022). They are currently the Margaret L. Whitford Fellow at Chatham University where they’re earning their MFA in Creative Writing. They’re a collective member of The Big Idea Bookstore and the Events Coordinator at at White Whale Bookstore. Their work can be found or is forthcoming in North American Review, The Boiler, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. Continue reading Poetry No. 79 – Halsey Hyer
Sreekanth Kopuri is an Indian poet from Machilipatnam, India and current poetry editor of Kitchen Sink Magazine. He recited his poetry in University of Oxford, John Hopkins University, Heinrich Heine University and many others. His poems appeared in Christian Century Arkansan Review, Chicago Memory House, Heartland Review. His book Poems of the Void was the winner of Golden Book of the year 2022 & finalist for the Eyelands Books Award Greece, 2019. Continue reading Poetry No. 78 – Sreekanth Kopurii
July 24, 2022. Digging Press presents The Lit Revue.
Readings by: T.B. Grennan, Elinol López, Sue Mell, and Lucia Orellana Damacela
Music by: Curt Mercy Continue reading The Lit Revue No. 2