Mama’s Bread by Aida Ibisevic

(Sarajevo, the winter of 1993-1994) Regardless of how much flour we had, Mama always baked bread on the nights when Brat was returning from the shift in the trenches. She was easy to find–hips against the counter, swaying to a song in her head while she wiped her hands on the apron. On the counter,…

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Imprint: Independent Publishing and Small Presses

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Location: Leeway Foundation  1315 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 Click here to register Leeway Foundation presents Imprint, a skill share and panel discussion featuring Lillian Dunn (ACG ’12)of Apiary Magazine, Lovella Calica (ACG ’13, LTA ‘9, ACG ’07, ’06) of Warrior Writers, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (ACG ’12, LTA ’05) of Thread…

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Best in Philly Team Poetry Slam

Date: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 Pigeon vs PYPM vs Babel (Temple U) vs The Fuze We’ve been to multiple pigeon events and they’re always fun and inspiring. The talent at these events is amazing. We definitely recommend advance tickets for this show, or at least arrive early. These shows are always a full house. Follow…

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Big Changes on the Horizon

We have quite a few major changes on the horizon. Some will take place sooner rather than later, and so I thought I’d cover a bit of ground right now. Meredith and I are diligently reading hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful short stories, essays, and poems. We even pulled in a nice net full of…

Conversions by Stephanie Barbé Hammer

convert = 1a: to bring over from one belief, view, or party to another b: to bring about a religious conversion in 2a: to alter the physical or chemical nature or properties of especially in manufacturing b(1): to change from one form or function to another (2): to alter for more effective utilization (3): to…

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Stephanie Barbé Hammer: Spring 2013

What was the inspiration behind “Conversions?” The process of converting from Christianity to Judaism is an issue that I have wanted to write about for a long time, but it took working with nonfiction writer Ana Maria Spagna to figure out how to tell that multi-layered story. What empowered the actual telling was two-fold: first…

After Hours with Orange by Tom Holmes

Here is the defense against the negative forces of denial and death. Here in the city of taverns, dance clubs, and after-hour sex parlors. Here, in the night, with the presence of other and uncanny. And everyone who is exposed to or immersed in its early hours is tinged with mimetic failure. Here is the…

Cave-diving by George Michelson

In the sunken cave everything is gridded with day-glo string. This is necessary: Tunnels and fissures branch off into the karst and red clay, and most are unexplored. To lose her way would be unthinkable. She has eighty minutes of air at the beginning of her dive. Swimming like this, 20 meters under the halocline…

Birdcage by Katherine Neale

As witnesses of grief we become dark of tongue dark of heart. Grey birds inhabit our bodies settling in the most intimate places. The birds squat in our ankles. They flutter in our knees. They peck at our fingers. They fold themselves in the inner ear tucked away from the lighting that strikes the skull…

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Issue 6 Editorial, Spring 2014

There’s a long-standing debate on the worthiness of submitting to a medium that cannot pay you. I see both sides of this debate as a writer and as an editor. For me, I choose to stick with the belief that we all have to start somewhere. To date, Apeiron has no financial backers other than…

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