Like a Version (Album Review) by Russell Nichols

Image by Pavel S from Pixabay I’m ashamed to say how many times I’ve rewritten this review. With every listen, I hear something different that makes me recontextualize everything. What you’re about to read is just my most recent draft representing a time-sensitive impression, which will, in all probability, change

HYPER/TEXT: Algorithm Anxiety

Algorithm Anxiety asks: I feel like I’m going bonkers over here, so I’d love an outside perspective!  I have a pretty normal social media presence, and over the years, I’ve noticed only slight changes in the content that is recommended to me. But TikTok. Has. Got. Me. DOWN! It knows

Ode to Trucking Company Names That Include ‘Trans’ by Dri Chiu Tattersfield

Dri Chiu Tattersfield (they/he) is a trans Taiwanese creator and educator. He is in love with moss, sediment cores, and public transit. They write (short stories and poems), make (zines and video games), and teach (physics and speculative fiction). Follow @transgendertrucks on Instagram here.

HYPER/TEXT: Tired of Talking

Tired of Talking asks: I have a friend who overshares online, and while I appreciate their honesty, it can be a bit overwhelming. We’re both currently in a group chat where they disclose detailed information about their health—such as their current IBS symptoms or the status of their cysts—and their

3 Photos by Helen Gwyn Jones

Helen Gwyn Jones (she/her) started recording her world at the age of 8 when she bought a Brownie camera from her sister, something which has become a lifelong passion.  A collector of the past (hers and other people’s) she likes nothing better than muted images of imperfection.  May be found

HYPER/TEXT: Tired of Being Caught in the Tangle of Their Lives

Tired of Being Caught in the Tangle of Their Lives asks: How do I leave a group chat that I’ve been in for years?  I have this non-local friend group, and while we used to hang out IRL pre-pandemic, I now want out of their daily bullshit. Can I just,

2 Poems by Avra Margariti

The Time-Traveler’s Observation Journal (20th Century, pt. II) [1945] Striped snails tightropeover the bombarded ruins of Dresdentheir slime dripping down the taut wire,lost in billowing smoke,sizzling as it hits scorched ground.  [1977] A skeletal unicorn of articulated bonestrots into the neon wilderness of Studio 54. The club kids pause their gyrating dances to watch

Worry Lines Form at the Pump by Will Schmit

Having fit my day job into a readymade obituary I’m ready to talk about heaven. Shufflingrecipe cards from the bottom of the deck, I come across green chiles and a common knife. Icomb the couch for coins from other countries, clothes I never wore, folded on my lap.Father whistled Sinatra


Spicy Species asks: I have a few acquaintances who have “therian” or “kinnie” in their Twitter bios. Their tweets seem normal, though they read like roleplay at times. I’ve tried to learn more about these terms, but I’m confused about their nuances. What’s the difference? Are they LARPing? Are they

No Breaks by sterling-elizabeth arcadia

body study fora bad dayleg leg legtwo black blundstonesgray calf socksno breaks noskin no bodyno headme as i was and or amcan be shoulder shouldershoulder more than twotattoos shouldbody me will younot take mehow i am sterling-elizabeth arcadia (she/they) is a trans poet and lover of birds. Her work has

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