Invagination

by Daniel Arpie (2016)

“I would wake and then begin again, They would wake and then again begin.”                                                                     * * *                                                              I know a Person who works at one of the McMahill genetic testing clinics in the Pacific Northwest. McMahill’s marketing has recently become very diffuse and not totally unhip: the new Senior Marketing Director, Bill Koss made… More Invagination by Daniel Arpie (2016)

Four Rules for Professional Thievery

by Tyler Valzania (2016)

“Okay this first rule is the most important of all so listen up,” he said as he transferred a grease-stained wrench from his hands to mine. “The world is not fair, that’s a fact of life alright? So don’t get all high and mighty and act like it should be. Earn their trust, do your… More Four Rules for Professional Thievery by Tyler Valzania (2016)

C. Buddingh’ – “The Hyena” – Translated from the Dutch By Matthew Ryan Shelton (2016)

Empirical Science has often shown a reputation up: the old Egyptians held him in high esteem, and Pliny held that the stone he carried in his eye, the hyena, laid under the tongue, would grant him sight, into the future. Alas, all he carries in his eye is a cockeyed look of hunger and alabandical… More C. Buddingh’ – “The Hyena” – Translated from the Dutch By Matthew Ryan Shelton (2016)

To Whom It May Concern: How to Chill Out About Grammar and Get on With Your Life

by Diana Koehm

If you’ve made it to this little corner of the internet, odds are that you share a profound love of the English language with the author of this post. For me there’s no greater thrill than discovering the exact arrangement of words and sounds necessary to create a precise reaction. If language is the rich… More To Whom It May Concern: How to Chill Out About Grammar and Get on With Your Life by Diana Koehm

Reflections on Writing, Medicine, and More with Nikki Rubin, former LRR Poetry Editor by Stephanie Koo (2016)

Interview by Steph Koo I had the opportunity to speak with Nikki Rubin, LRR alum, survivor of UCONN medical school, newly-minted doctor extraordinaire, over video chat this past weekend. Our talk ranged from writing experiences, to her decision to choose OB/GYN as her specialty, to my own anxieties over choosing the pre-medical path. Here are… More Reflections on Writing, Medicine, and More with Nikki Rubin, former LRR Poetry Editor by Stephanie Koo (2016)

Fanfiction: Try It—No Wait, Hear Me Out!

by Diana Koehm

I know what you’re thinking. Fanfiction. Aka poorly written smut by hormonal preteens. As a true lover of literature, I have no patience whatsoever for ill-written work. However, I refuse to condemn an entire community of writers based on the reputations of a few. If there’s anything I’ve learned by the truly enormous amount of… More Fanfiction: Try It—No Wait, Hear Me Out! by Diana Koehm