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Two Poems by Ruth Danon

Apocalypse I pick up a book. I put it down. I pick Another, turn a page and read a poem. I pick up the cats, first one, then the other. I go to the sink and wash a glass. I fill the glass with water and drink, long, hard gulps. I turn to my funny… Continue reading

In the “news”

Isthmus issue no 2 has been reviewed! We’re delighted by these words of encouragement from outside reviews. “All of the contributors to the 2014 Fall/Winter issue are well-published established writers who have created a commendable body of work, both individually and, here, collectively. At 100 pages, the journal makes for a compact and easy experience,… Continue reading

Troublers by Rob Walsh

Recommended by Taira Anderson Rob Walsh‘s debut story collection, Troublers (CakeTrain 2013), attempts to blur the line between reality and absurdity, and to extract the odd from the ordinary. Whether set aboard a ship heavy with marauders in “Seven Seas,” or stuck in the eerie hollow heart of some unnamed small town in “The Two,”… Continue reading

Leaving Clean by Natalie Giarratano

Isthmus Recommends Lungs, breath, bayous. Canned meat, a gun, wires. Breasts, molecules, Jesus, Texas. These are the words that continue to resurface from the black water depths of my subconscious after having read the poetry of Natalie Giarratano. In Leaving Clean (Briery Creek Press, winner of the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry),… Continue reading

To begin…

Hey, here’s a post to let you know what’s to come on the Isthmus blog. We already have an author interview and book recommendation in the works, so check back soon. We’ll also let you know about great literary events here in the Pacific Northwest, and, if there are any you want to let us… Continue reading