Friday Rex | September 21, 2012

Scorch those retinas with a brilliant, longer read over at 5c (Five Chapters) with The Other Woman by Chad Simpson, a story released in five parts this week. Start with part one.

Really enjoying Melville House’s Forty-Four Stories About Our Forty-Four Presidents series, including this Andrew Jackson story by Matt Bell. They’re releasing 4-5 stories/week up until Election Day. This week, there’s Matthew Kimball, Robert Kloss, Matthew Salesses, and Tara Laskowski.

Check out the searing words by Tasha Matsumoto, Word Counts, over at Hobart.

At SmokeLong, this story of the week by Wil Kaufman. It’s about a Wreck and other things.

New poem by Kirk Pinho at decomP. There’s also You Need to Have a Plan, a poem, by Rachel Barrett at the new issue of JMWW.

In a week in which Mitt Romney’s words probably hurt his chances a wee bit, Roxane Gay has this piece on The Politics of Entitlement at The Rumpus.

BONUS: If you think you’re a lit-savvy person and would like to contribute a week’s article of Friday Rex, email me over at SundogLit@gmail. Maybe even a themed list. Like, all cowboy poems or lyric essays about monsters. Whatever. We’ll see if you’re right for the series, you know? Send us word.