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  • Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – Issue 2.7

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    In the newest issue of Cutleaf online journal of short stories, nonfiction, and poetry, Brett Biebel shows readers what happens when one pays close attention to roadside attractions (or distractions) in two flash pieces, “Minnesota Miracle Man” and “In the Offing.” E. M. Mariani explores the truth of a long-ago admission and the mixed blessings of motherhood in “Mother’s Teeth.” And Linda Parsons examines the conditions under which light comes and to what degrees it can be observed in three poems beginning with “The Light around Trees in the Morning.” This issue features stills from the 1924 silent film The Hands Of Orlac, directed by Robert Wiene and starring Conrad Veidt. The film is one of the first to depict transplantation as a moral and artistic conundrum.

  • Magazine Stand :: Cutleaf – 2.5

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    The newest issue of Cutleaf online literary journal features poetry by Zeina Azzam, revealing an emigrant’s special vocabulary in two poems beginning with “A Grammar for Fleeing.” April Darcy writes of spending her twenties in slow motion, and all the ways she learned to move again, in “The Anatomy of Desire.” And, in “Finding Funerals,” Erica Williams shares the story of a bored, though not boring, human resources specialist who completes all of her work in the morning so she can tirelessly search for strangers’ funerals to observe online in the afternoon. This issue also features W. W. Denslow’s illustrations for L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first book in what became a fourteen-volume series.

  • Cutleaf – 2.4

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    In this issue of Cutleaf, the inimitable Rolli tells us of the time he wrote lewd fruit puns for pay in “Dirty Work.” Cynthia Young celebrates her powers as a young, Black girl in two poems beginning with “But My Sister Said All Poets Are Liars…” And Lucy Zhang takes us on a comic and cosmic ride with the Grim Reaper in “Bonchon Chats.” The images in this issue show Jupiter in three different types of light—infrared, visible, and ultraviolet.

    Stop by Cutleaf‘s listing on NewPages to learn more about them and don’t forget to head on over to their website to read Issue 2.4.

  • Cutleaf – Vol 2 No 2

    In this issue of Cutleaf, Yasmina Din Madden shows us the ABCs of relational ups and downs in “Zero Sum Game.” Tiffany Melanson reflects on color theory in and out of prison in four poems beginning with “Visitation: Tomoka Correctional Institution.” And Mary Zheng navigates the necessary pain of empathy in the emergency room in “Jane.”

    Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

  • Cutleaf – Issue 2.1

    In our first issue of 2022, Ben Kaufman searches for the ghost in the machine as he questions the way language and meaning changes through time in “Unknown Caller.” Pauletta Hansel views various effects of trying to live as the marrow in someone else’s bones in three poems beginning with “So Maybe It’s True.” And George Singleton shares the story of a boy named Renfro who wants only to earn his driver’s license and to reconcile his odd parents in “Here’s a Little Song.”

    Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

  • Cutleaf – 1.23

    Cutleaf celebrates the end of our first year with this all-nonfiction issue featuring three must-read essays. Elise Lasko speculates on the potential for relapse into old habits while imagining her mother’s death and funeral, in “Relapse Fantasy.” Carter Sickels realizes that “the universe keeps moving, surprising you with what it drops in your path,” in “Rescued.” Greg Bottoms recounts how his father and grandfather expressed—or didn’t express—emotion, in “One Summer Morning.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

  • Cutleaf – Volume 1 Issue 22

    In this issue, Barrett Bowlin chronicles the pain of parenthood through a child’s “Milk Teeth.” Julia Halprin Jackson writes about the relationships we have with our bodies, and the decisions that our cells sometimes make without us in “Scouting.” And Elijah Burrell merges his love and knowledge of music with the mysterious longings of friendship in three poems beginning with “Even the Best Records Have Gaps Between the Tracks.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

  • Cutleaf – Volume 1 Issue 21

    In this issue, Matt Prater celebrates the music of escape in three poems beginning with “The Slow Work of Unlearning.” Robert Sachs recounts the story of a boy named Evelyn who knew how to make the dogs howl in “A Delicious Silence.” And Jay Hodges reveals the intimate world of caring for someone with severe memory loss in a series of linked essays beginning with “Our Own Country.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

  • Cutleaf – Volume 1 Issue 20

    In this issue, Joe Tobias merges a surgeon’s knowledge with the instincts of poetry in three poems beginning with “Repair.” Karen Salyer McElmurray recalls pivotal moments of grief as she plans her father’s memorial at the beginning of the pandemic in “How Souls Travel.” And Benjamin Anastas explores Japanese jetlag porn and the verb tenses of a man’s life at age 47 in the short story “Going Underneath.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Cutleaf website.

  • Cutleaf – Issue 1 Volume 19

    In this issue Erika Veurink takes us on a tragic, and perhaps painfully humorous, first date with two people whose interest in each other simply don’t match in “Five Hours Ahead.” Diane Payne recounts ways isolation makes simple trips to the dentist or the grocery fraught in the short essay “The New You.” And Ralph Sneeden asks, “Where is the middle / distance of history” in four poems beginning with “Skiff Hill.” The images in this issue are from a 1921 illustrated guide to figure skating by Swedish skating champion Bror Myer. More info at the Cutleaf website.

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