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Waterloo Talking by Jønathan Lyons

Waterloo Talking Jønathan Lyons Hughes Avenue in Waterloo, Iowa, was not a new street, and not in a new neighborhood even back then, but with so many kids arriving on the scene, so many young mothers and so little traffic, the concrete seemed more like a playground, a surface suited more for children than for…




Three Poems by Alan Catlin

Three Poems Alan Catlin   Dawn on the plain of penitents, reveals the results of a book beyond Revelations, pages removed for the perpetual fires; of missing body parts, the surgically removed right legs of the seated, naked from the waist down, sexless men whose chests have been wrapped in hair cloth shirts, tunics, swaddling…




Beige Girl Problems by Gyasi Byng

Beige Girl Problems Gyasi Byng There are some benefits to being racially ambiguous. One of which is hearing a ridiculous amount of racist jokes. Why is this beneficial? In a glorious and horrifying way, racism and prejudice are ties that bind. Racial stereotypes unite as they simultaneously divide. Creating an “other” or “them” means that…




Rivet cover issue 1

Issue 1

Rivet Issue 1 The inaugural issue of Rivet will take you to places on the map and in the mind that are both uncannily familiar and intimately foreign. Whether set in Midwestern suburbia or outer space, these pieces explore belonging, otherness, and the liminal spaces between. The twelve authors featured here include emerging and established…


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Four Poems by harvey ellis

Four Poems harvey ellis   heron I sleep and wake like a heron dipping in dreams the surface tension breaks so easily into currents that stir the past brush strokes on a movable painting I am dissolving in and out across this membrane watch me while I become my own imagination I and the surface…