Cover Photo: Catapult Staff Reads by Allie Wuest

Catapult Staff Reads

Novels, TinyLetters, poetry collections, and a funk-soul musical group.

teaching a classAmong the Ten Thousand ThingsYou get migraines, right? He told me you do. I get them too, Deb. Do you think maybe it’s him?A Visit From The Goon Squad

MarlenaJulie’s reading at Powell’s

this insanely talented group

Pond

Miximum Ca’ Canny: The Sabotage Manuals

Compass

The Redemption of Galen Pike

Sing the Song

I’m Trying to Reach You

Life & Times of Michael KBlackassThe Metamorphosis.

Carnival Evening.

What we want

is never simple.

We move among the things

we thought we wanted:

a face, a room, an open book

and these things bear our names—

now they want us.

But what we want appears

in dreams, wearing disguises.

We fall past,

holding out our arms

and in the morning

our arms ache.

A Manual for Cleaning Women

Allie Wuest is the web editorial assistant at Catapult.