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Heroic Messenger / The Weight Between Your Shoulders by Samantha Deal       Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Samantha Deal received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In May of 2013, she received an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at Western […]

The Incurable Habit: Jessamyn Smyth on Okla Elliott’s “The Boiling Glass”

    These are people of “(ironically) tiger-striped couch,” of “knowing how people got to be the people they are & how much it cost them,” of coke snorted in bathrooms on immigrant parents’ dimes.     Into this milieu we recognize even if we wish we didn’t, in unpredictable […]