so to speak spring 2016 issue

art + writing by: Chelsea Dingman / Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello / Robert Mertens / Milana Braslavsky / Andrea Donnelly / Jane Hugentober / Courtney Kessel /Alice Elizabeth Rogoff / Alyssa Quinn / Emily Van Duyne / Hillary Katz / Caroline Chavatel / Audrey Carroll / Rochelle Hurt / Jennifer Molnar / Erin Bertram / Corinne Schneider / Joyce Wilson Young / Barbara Stowe / Siân Griffiths / Jody Keisner / Laurette Folk / Read More >

Art

Artist Feature: Jane Hugentober

Artist Feature: Jane Hugentober

Jane Hugentober

Jane Hugentober is an American artist. Born in Indiana, Jane lived in New York City and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Jane graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and studied Fine Arts Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Jane received her Master of Fine Arts, in Painting and Drawing, at University of California, Los Angeles, June …

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Fiction

Novelty Fades

Laurette Folk

She kept her head down, noting pieces of chrome, the crunch of sandal on pebbles on asphalt, the sound of whirring cars, a dead hawk with its pure white breast ripped apart and wings frayed every which way.

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Nonfiction

Under My Bed

Jody Keisner

If people always knew when intruders had broken into their homes, no one would ever die this way. I grab a chef’s knife, the knife that slices through raw chicken, bone and flesh, and return to the living room where the moth persists at the lamp. There’s only one way to be sure. I’ll have to check.

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Poetry

blog

A Reading For Change

A Reading For Change

Holly Mason

Update! The So to Speak benefit reading for Casa Ruby was a powerful event! Thank you to all who attended and donated. We received TWO carloads full of donated goods, as well as funds to help Casa Ruby pay some bills. Epicure Cafe was packed with love and goodness, with warmth and generosity. Thank you to our four incredible readers! Thank you to our wonderful ASL translators.

And …

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StS Reading for Casa Ruby

StS Reading for Casa Ruby

Holly Mason

Friday, May 6th, 7pm
Epicure Café
11104 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030

Located in Washington, D.C., Casa Ruby provides shelter and a community center for LGBT homeless folks. The organization’s founder, Ruby Jade Corado, tells me that they are just a “local organization addressing a national issue.” Ruby says that LGBT youth even outside of D.C. and the surrounding areas will come to the center (or be dropped off by parents) after having been kicked …

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AWP 2016

AWP 2016

Holly Mason

Our Staff is stepping out this week & weekend to go to AWP in Los Angeles, California!

Come see us at the So to Speak booth, say hi!

Safe & happy travels to all!

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P.s. Our Editor, Douglas Luman, will be on a panel, “Renewing Constraint: The Legacy and Practice of Restricted Writing,” Friday 4/1 at 3:00pm (Gold …

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