March 2015 - Circus Book - Page 2

Florencia Varela – Never Seattle

I could mistake the story for city, as I learned the city by its text. When the knife cut through his cheek, he knew it was time to leave the story he had grown up in, a city he had known by heart. When in Seattle, I learned his heart by story. When his father […]

Nick Lesley – Necking – FutureFossilFuels

Kristen Tomanocy – The True Hotel – 1

PROLOGUE I spent half of my childhood on Cape Cod with my father’s family and half of it roaming the dairy farm with my mother’s family. East of America, there stands in the open Atlantic the last fragment of an ancient and vanished land. Worn by the breakers and the rains, and disintegrated by the […]

Allen Kopp – Their Thousand Friends – 1

Bougainvillea Dankhurst had never had a husband but had been familiar with wayfaring men so that she had two children, a boy and a girl, that she never wished to have. When she had to go away to deliver herself of a third child, she left the children, Sir Isaac and Edith, with an old […]

Florencia Varela – Daybreak

There’s the roof on top of the building, then another roof across town, even higher, I’ve been there too. And it wasn’t too different how the world looked without me in it, (it is a small place to begin with, a jar filled mostly with blue azaleas). It still wouldn’t say where the dog buried […]

Nick Lesley – Aggrobatics

Video by Jon Dieringer. Live Score by Nick Lesley, performed at Spectacle Theater, 2014. Footage from Thrashin’ and North Shore. In the whole 40 minutes, it goes into far out territory. Contact Nick if you want it performed at your local microcinema!

Nonfiction: Kristen Tomanocy

Kristen is a prose writer, poet, and theatre artist, though her main medium of expression is directing theatre. Professionally, she has taught acting classes at FIT as well as directed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with the FIT Theatre Ensemble, and has worked as a teaching artist facilitating creative writing and poetry slam workshops around New York State. She […]

Fiction: Allen Kopp

Allen Kopp lives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He has had over a hundred short stories appearing in such diverse publications as A Twist of Noir, Bartleby-Snopes, Danse Macabre, Skive Magazine, Sleet Magazine, The Release Magazine, Penmen Review, Santa Fe Writers’ Project Journal, Superstition Review, Creaky Door Magazine, Wilde Oats, Abandoned Towers Magazine, Dew on […]

Poetry: Florencia Varela

Florencia Varela’s poems have previously been featured in journals such as Gulf Coast, Western Humanities Review, Washington Square Journal, Diagram, and Poetry Daily. Her chapbook, Outside of Sleep, was published in 2012 by Dancing Girl Press. She completed her MFA at Columbia University, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.