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NamePostedAuthorTypePreview
divination, art creation, and schizophrenia: a personal essay on craft
Feb 22, 2021
Xuan Nyugen
commentary/review
"There comes a time when you have no choice but to turn towards divination as a way of understanding the world for certain folks..."
in defense of the black zoom screen square
Feb 15, 2021
Sarah Duncan
commentary/review
"As a child, I could never sit still at my desk in school..."
the wild woman: the beginning
Feb 8, 2021
Kala Godin
poetry/prose
"We know them as Wild Women, Healers and Wise women, Queens, goddesses."
the work doesn't stop here
Jun 8, 2020
Zara Williams
editor's note
"Dear Monsters, At Monstering, we have always been dedicated “to upholding and uplifting diverse voices...”
interview with Lexie Bean, author of much-needed novel, "The Ship We Built"
Jun 1, 2020
L. Munir
interview
"...To start off, congratulations, not just on the debut novel, but to release such a poignant sentiment at such polarizing times!..."
the darkness in children's literature
May 25, 2020
Caroline Mao
commentary/review
"I often introduce myself as “Caroline from North Carolina,” a simple device that helps people remember both my name and where I’m from..."
checking in
May 18, 2020
Zara Williams
editor's note
"...These are turbulent times we live in. We cling to hope—to family and friends; to Zoom calls; to Netflix watchalongs—and wait to see what each new day has in store for us..."
lazarus
May 18, 2020
L. Munir
poetry/prose
"on my good days, i liken myself to a water faucet:..."
beyond "free the nipple"
May 17, 2020
Julian Van Horne
commentary/review
"Instagram is home to more than a billion users worldwide..."
review of "millicent"
May 19, 2019
Caroline Mao
commentary/review
"Mariel Fechik’s new chapbook, Millicent, is a lyrical work which explores several central themes, including the speaker’s family (particularly the maternal side) and their Jewish identity..."
a monster finds herself: how witchcraft and monsters came to be
May 3, 2019
Kala Godin
poetry/prose
"I know the word “monster” well.  In middle grade and high school, I researched topics like mythology, witchcraft, and folklore..."
a letter from the editor-in-chief
Jun 30, 2018
Brianna Albers
editor's note
"...You may have noticed we've been on the quieter side of late - there's a reason for that, but rest assured we're hard at work on our second issue..."
ambulatory: how "the little mermaid" shaped my self-image with cerebral palsy
Mar 28, 2018
Grace LaPointe
poetry/prose
"Like many other little girls born in 1989, the year that The Little Mermaid was released..."
a borderline's survival kit
Nov 27, 2017
Elizabeth Ruth Deyro
poetry/prose
"Ironically, if you want to stay alive, sometimes you have to jump off the edge..."
idyll
Nov 15, 2017
Brianna Albers
playlist
"The sixth installment of our column, "Mixes from the Editor..."
words as weapons (sharper than knives)
Nov 6, 2017
L. Munir
poetry/prose
"disappointed. disinterested. disengaged. distrust. discarded. disgrace..."
interview with Jill Khoury
Oct 22, 2017
Emily Corwin
interview
"Rogue Agent is a journal of "embodied poetry and art," a journal that "inhabits the body..."
hiraeth
Oct 18, 2017
Jack
poetry/prose
"I am running down claustrophobic corridors, all flickering shadows, gunmetal grey sharp-angled walls and low ceilings..."
blurred-out
Oct 15, 2017
Brianna Albers
playlist
"The fifth installment of our column, "Mixes from the Editor..."
review of bad ideas\chemicals
Oct 11, 2017
Alex Haagaard
commentary/review
"Bad Ideas\Chemicals is a book for aliens..."
an open letter to neurotypicals
Oct 4, 2017
L. Munir
commentary/review
"Don't be scared of the 's' word..."
review of mannish tongues
Jun 5, 2017
Alexis Smithers
commentary/review
"jayy dodd's full-length poetry book, Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press, 2017), undoes the contradiction of violence and soft..."
one act play in which we review dalton day's exit, pursued
Jan 9, 2017
Alexis Smithers
commentary/review
"[ME sits in the middle of the high school stage. The house lights are off and there is a dim light coming from the production shop behind the curtain.]..."
bog bodies
Dec 27, 2016
Zara Williams
poetry/prose
we rise from the bog, skin wet and squelching.
interview with Topaz Winters
Dec 7, 2016
Emily Yin
interview
"Emily Yin: To start, can you tell us a bit about your disabilities?..."
monster
Oct 4, 2016
Sia Lightwood
poetry/prose
"YOU DON'T THINK I CAN BE A MONSTER?..."
caved-in
Sep 27, 2016
Brianna Albers
playlist
"The second installment in our series of #monstering hymnals..."
pounds of flesh
Sep 20, 2016
Kristen Tollan
poetry/prose
"I think I was born as 3.3 pounds of flesh to sacrifice to Satan..."
apophasis
Sep 13, 2016
Brianna Albers
playlist
"The first of many #monstering hymnals..."
gnash
Sep 6, 2016
Sarah Marsh
poetry/prose
"dogs tied up, wired in, jaws, licking chops, parched by the wide desert..."
disappearances
Aug 30, 2016
Stephanie Stein
poetry/prose
"IN MEMORY OF 19 MURDERED AND MANY MORE INJURED IN SAGAMIHARA."
loneliness in five acts
Aug 23, 2016
Zara Williams
poetry/prose
"i build for myself a person suit, soft and fleshy, pulled too taut, too tight over my scales..."