Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

Election: On Brain Trauma, Queerness, and Digging for Old Coke Bottles in Cleveland

“We were confident we’d wake up into a business-as-usual capitalist democracy.”

Fast and Furious

de facto



Family Feud


don’t let the rangers see you doing that

I wish I was there with you. I love youI miss you . . . scared about tonight

How did Italy survive Berlusconi? Why did Weimar crumble and the Third Reich ascend?

R.A. is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Medill School of Journalism. Their fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and criticism have been featured or are forthcoming in Granta, The Paris Review, Guernica, The Washington Post, The Baffler, Catapult, In These Times, LitHub, McSweeney’s, Outside, Pacific Standard, Poetry Magazine, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. They wrote a novel, The Comedown, which was published by Henry Holt in 2018 to critical acclaim. They are an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University.