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Broken men were her specialty

By Scott

Poetry by Janette Kim Larson

oblique sermon in the strip mall
man dressed up as pizza
arms restrained beneath
soft
beige
polyester
such lust. »

passively, with known intent

By Scott

Poetry by Nikia Chaney

lie to him, listen
to the hummingbirds, lay
in bed a bit longer, laugh
and pretend to hate the smell
of heat and give over the thought
of this call. »

Every Night is a Night of Bombs Somewhere

By Scott

Most dances are cries. Try to pin them in place.
Look away from ash—a boy and a girl

loving that boy: screams and statues
flash-frozen against a night sky bleached. »

reasons not to swim at night

By Scott

Poetry by Giuseppe Infante

in a cardboard box near the beach’s massive stones rests empty bottles of sugar cane soda or 30 cents for the weekly bottle collector with filth ridden dingy fingernails. ruined vacation in malibu. »

Dear OKCupid,

By Scott

I am married to a man,
and while I am looking more
for a girl to kiss than
“just friends”,
I would appreciate it
if you found a way
to discourage
old Oklahoman dudes
from masturbating
to fantasies
of me traveling
to fuck them
like their wives won’t.

-poetry by Katie Moore. »

Not Your Mama’s “I Think We Should See Other People”

By Sarah

So what exactly is the difference between polyamory and non-exclusive dating, if none of the people involved are. »

An Interview with Steve Almond About Technology, Loneliness and the Splinter Generation

By Seth

The main thing I see in the writing is this strain of what I call “hysterical lyricism.” Certain younger writers are just so saturated by visual media. »

About The Splinter Generation

The Splinter Generation is a place by and for people born between 1973 and 1993. It's a venue for writers, artists and musicians from all different backgrounds to tell the story of our generation. More on us here.

Meet at the Gate, the web site of Canongate Publishing House, has this to say, "This is how we discover that the youth of today is not all shoot-'em-up gun- (or knife-) totin' hooligans. It’s great to see that there are a huge number of young adults who are seeking each other out - complete strangers - to try and establish an understanding with one another to create a more emotionally- and creatively-connected world."

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