Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

The Blue Toes

The Tomato had won the election. It was finally the Blue Toes’ time.

Do people really talk like this?


Imaginatively written but lacking sensual detail

Everyone knows what time it really is

Don’t be sad, take comfort in the fact that all things pass, and remember that you have everything you need for survival in the world to come

Darcey Steinke is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere and the novels Sister Golden Hair, Milk, Jesus Saves , Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water. With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited. Her books have been translated into ten languages, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Review, Vogue, Spin , Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian. Her web-story “Blindspot” was a part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has taught at the Columbia University, Barnard, The American University of Paris, and Princeton.