Except from “Fear and Floating in the Schweiz,” written by Cherie Caswell Dost

I will give the Swiss this much; they know how to float. In the nearby town of Zuchwil, there is a sprawling sports center with tennis courts, mini-golf, soccer fields, ice rink, and a maze of pools.  All kinds of pools.  Indoor and outdoor.  Heated and not-heated.  Baby pools and adult-only pools.  So many waysContinue reading “Except from “Fear and Floating in the Schweiz,” written by Cherie Caswell Dost”

For What I Might Do Tomorrow by Matt Sedillo, Reviewed by Luis Rivas

Once upon a time artists were radicals.  I mean, like blatant radicals.  Nowadays, some (I don’t know about most, but for my argument we’re just going to say some) artists are activists, but only off camera, or outside of their professional artwork.  I cannot pinpoint the exact time and date when it all changed, butContinue reading “For What I Might Do Tomorrow by Matt Sedillo, Reviewed by Luis Rivas”

Poetry # 129

In this chubby issue, Amber and myself bring you a greasy plate spilling over the sides with frightening and friendly ex-lovers, cold and calculating Canadians, documentarians of debauchery, nicotine fiends, odorous loners and overall disturbed and creative individuals, comforting themselves with the cuddly lie that just because I write about madness does not make meContinue reading “Poetry # 129”

Pushcart Nominations 2010

The votes are cast and the stamp is licked.  The best poems and stories on Gloom Cupboard for 2010 have been nominated.  Since 1976, the Pushcart Prize has been awarded to the best “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot”. Founded by such famous persons as Buckminster Fuller, Joyce Carol Oates, Ralph Ellison, and GordonContinue reading “Pushcart Nominations 2010”