so to speak fall 2016 issue

art + writing by: Sukenya Best / Sarah Bates / Dorinda Wegener / Michelle Lewis / Monica Rico / Kathryn Merwin / Allison Thorpe / Sarah Escue / Marissa Stephens / Anne Champion / Nidhi Singh / Kate Blackwell / Annalise Mabe / Judy T. Oldfield / Raluca Ioanid / M.A. Jay / Kristina Marie Darling / Ellie Rogers / Judith H. Montgomery / Read More >

Art

Fiction

For Coq au Vin

Judy T. Oldfield

Chef’s Knife

The knife shriek shriek shrieks against the rod. Fluorescent light, bouncing, highlights the grain, smearing brightness on the white subway tiles. We are not in a subway. You must have realized that. But the subway tiles are the spotless whiteness of chic. If you know about these things, then you know that too.

The knife. The knife sharp and inviting. Its edge poignant, its feel, …

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Nonfiction

Essays on Production

Kristina Marie Darling

I.

That winter, I took up writing in an attempt to forget the countryside.  My first play, carefully parsed out into eight acts, took place in a forest glittering with fresh sleet.  The foliage dead beneath its luminous exterior.  Faint music, then a long silence. Ophelia appears beneath a broken branch, seated on a tree halved by the storm.  Her dress is ruined.  Still, she looks …

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Poetry

blog

Be Courageous

Be Courageous

Holly Mason

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we at So to Speak stand with you as you go throughout your week with courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.

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Three Shorts by Becky Jo Gesteland

Three Shorts by Becky Jo Gesteland

Becky Jo Gesteland

Waste

She stood at the bus stop, pulling the plastic string that sealed the top of her cigarette pack then shaking the outside wrapper from her hands. Opening the lid, she plucked off the foil and released the paper from her fingers. The bits of plastic and paper floated across the street and landed in the gutter. At home, I opened a box of frozen pizza, …

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news

2015-16 Contest Issue

2015-16 Contest Issue

So to Speak Editors

At this year’s AWP conference, So to Speak proudly introduced the newest supplement to our publishing formats, the Contest Issue. Get a look at and support fantastic writing through purchasing a copy.

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