A very short desk lunch!
The link above introduces the trans issue of The Offing, and the links below are some of the exceptional pieces published:
The girl in her nightdress the cold the girlin her cold across the cliffthe cliff’s nightdress causing coldthe cold of the nightdress the girl walkingalong the cliff the walk easing her cold across…
as its gusty living/moved but its only byforces forces/laws/magic chew/kissliving/result of a chain reaction result of a chainreaction/naught
A half-sunk ship offers its captain to the sea. The sea sneers at such gifts, but cannot resist. The lungs offer their resistance, but cannot last.
according to science we are all made ofstrings. this is a theory that i often teston myself. let’s see how many ties i can cut.
Just read them all, because they’re all strikingly beautiful.
Isn’t it nice that dim-witted humans in search of elaborate rationalizations for their vilest, most violently sociopathic selves can always find an evolutionary psychologist unintelligent enough to back their play? Forget that practitioners of this field of study have an unfortunate habit of analyzing a relative millisecond or two of modern human behavior as if it’d been slowly evolving over hundreds of thousands of years. No, just suspend your disbelief, and evolutionary psychology can explain every anecdotal observation that’s ever tumbled through your thrashing gray matter!
Heather Havrilesky of Ask Polly reviews a Tucker Max book and it is the most beautiful indictment of toxic masculinity, way better than the book itself deserves.