perm_identity From the Editor Archives

Magician Dad

Issue No. 199 ~ December, 2013

So, my father went to medical school, and worked as a magician on the side, which I’m sure he’d had an interest in since childhood, and to top off the act, he became a psychiatrist.

Connecting through an essay

Issue No. 197 ~ October, 2013

I have never been a great proponent, nor participant, of doing things for the sake of doing things under the guise that such activity is something other than it really is, and for me, at least, usually means killing time while convincing oneself whatever one happens to be doing is beneficial.

A late night boat ride

Issue No. 195 ~ August, 2013

Events were out of my control. All I could do was keep swimming, and eventually, I would come up to the rocks on the shore by the cabin at Rocky Point.

The AWP and Me

Issue No. 190 ~ March, 2013

I am definitely a literary outsider, and as such, I’ve been able to attend AWP Conferences sort of like an anthropologist studying the natives – it was alien territory to me and I had no one to answer to or to try and impress.

Seeing Things Differently Than Most

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

Bob was a gigantic bulk of a man, his body like a perfectly proportioned concrete block, and he had one of the largest heads I'd ever seen, but it didn't seem abnormal because of his sheer size.