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Visual Art by Surya Gied

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“Step Into a Puddle”   “Smear Campaign”   “Lagune”   “C4″ _______________________ Born in Cologne, Germany, Surya Gied spent her early childhood in South Korea and her adolescence and adult life in Germany. She completed her MFA from the University of … Continue reading

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“Putting One Foot in Front of the Other” by Damyanti Biswas

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        They had walked together for five weeks and four days, eight hours, twenty-five minutes.         Seemed as if all they had ever done was walk, him leading the way, her following, a little resentful she couldn’t take the lead, and … Continue reading

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“Impossible Blue” by Chauna Craig

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            She always saw him between worlds, when the only certain thing she could say about her life was in transition.  He had shown up at her apartment door the same week in May she’d dropped out of her second … Continue reading

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“Name that color” by Sarah McCurry

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If we are what we eat I became that color: drop or two lighter than blood, drop or two of color unreal Always that same color of a little unwell, color my lips when they speak/when they don’t, color my … Continue reading

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“Date Night” by Erin Almond

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Mary              This morning, when I asked George if we could have a date night he shrugged and poured coffee into his thermos and told me he still hadn’t finished painting the trim at the Donaldson’s. Now I’m standing in front … Continue reading

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“Things That Happened in Crestone, Colorado” by Cameron Todd

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We went to Crestone on a college trip. We drove in a large white van. I sat next to you. You and I had already done everything together. We knew all each other’s secrets. Last fall we’d gone to your homeland, where … Continue reading

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“Anything you can do I can do better” by Janna Doughty

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“Art for me is more about feeling than technique; making mistakes is a part of my process and often ends up being perfectly flawed.” – Janna Doughty, Artist Jspired Art is the intimate vision and expression of emotions put to … Continue reading

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a story by Kirsten Clodfelter

The Slow Unraveling of Sadie Clark Dalton’s leaving looks like this: It is a Tuesday night in winter. There has been an argument about his inability to load the dishwasher. Sadie, unprepared. Sadie, unable to stand still. She paces the … Continue reading

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ROAR’s Interview with Award-Winning Author Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle is a professor in the MFA in Creative Writing program at NC State. She has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tufts University and Brandeis, where she was the Fannie Hurst Visiting Writer. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Creative … Continue reading

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Leave the Back Door Open

Poetry by 2012 Contributor, Michele Reale She decided to explain the pluot thus:  not a peach, not a plum.  Not your mother’s jam.  Like your favorite uncle wearing your aunt’s polka dot dress.  Because he said he grown used to it, she … Continue reading

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