Literature

One Fjord Away from a Second Date If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. Compaction Birds Early Saturday morning I drove up the coast from the border, toward Thy.
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. There are—to begin, unforgivably, with a cliche—two kinds of readers: those who forget all about secret bookcases and gardens and wardrobes once
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. The movie industry had to suffer a pause unlike anything it had ever seen before when theaters had to be shuttered due
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. I interviewed Koa Beck not long before the coup attempt in Washington. I am writing this one week after that historic, horrific
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Signs Your Son May Not Get into Harvard Caitlin Horrocks Share article If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. “Chance Me” by Caitlin Horrocks “Just,” his son corrected him
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Photo courtesy of the author Watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spending time in her backyard—a “precious contained universe, teeming with life”—a writer ponders whether we’ll emerge from the current pandemic with a paradigm shift. The sound of the pandemic in suburban Texas is lawn mowers. The baritone clip of a rough patch. The ping
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. It’s well-worn advice by now that you shouldn’t go into debt for an MFA. But how can you avoid it? Every year,
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All These Houses Full of Opinions If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. The doves were moaning crying cooing calling The doves were moaning crying cooing calling Inside their
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. For me, reading Torrey Peters’ debut novel Detransition, Baby is akin to listening to your favorite hometown band headlining their first stadium
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. I have a confession to make: with nearly half a century behind me, I still read children’s books. The best are truly
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If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events. Before the crisis, I dined at a bistro on England’s coast with a septuagenarian white man and woman with whom I am
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