Friday Rex | June 6, 2014

The big thing this week is that Wigleaf released it’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2014 list, which is always filled with amazing words.

At Verse Daily, Tarfia Faizullah has a wonderful poem, AUBADE ENDING WITH THE DEATH OF A MOSQUITO.

Caitlin McGuire’s FROM CLAY is beautiful and great.

Always pretty stoked to see a new issue from The Collapsar. Here’s Sam Martone’s (Issue Three contributor) DOWNPOUR:

It was like any rain but instead of water it was words. Well, one word. Down came down in heavy, bolded lines of text, just down, always those letters in that sequence. The pavement was slick with serif.

Emily O’Neill’s THE RIGHT WORDS at the Adirondack Review is a beautiful poem.

Over at Big Lucks, here is THE END IS THE END by Matt Bell.

A MUST-READ for this week is Michael Schmeltzer’s IN EVERY WORD A WARDROBE, a memorial/remembrance of his friend.

There’s a new issue of Smoking Glue Gun, with these poems by Rachel Burns. Also in the issue, Issue Four contributor Jeffrey Allen  has WE WERE ALWAYS TIRED.

In the new issue of Fwriction Review, Myfanwy Collins has this lyrical flash story, OGDENSBURG.

Amy Benson’s essay, THE LAST ROOM, deals with occlusion, rooms, spaces [in]visible, and it’s up at Hobart.

That’s a pretty stellar batch this week. See you soon.