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My English Teacher by Bharti Bansal

“It was a kind of transformation we could witness like astral projection but of our entire being. We spoke broken English, which she was proud …

Grasshopper Looks Up At His Therapist by Jocko Benoit

“After years in the sanitarium, / the grasshopper looks up and sees / his therapist is the ant.” excerpt from Grasshopper Looks Up At His …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 019 Pushcart Prize Nominees, Part 2

In this two-part series, we celebrate our Pushcart Prize nominees. This episode features @coopd88, @FrankNjugi, and Linda Lacey. #TheMetaworker #PushcartPrize …

Creative Non-Fiction Micros by Kevin Browne

Creative Non-Fiction Micros by Kevin Browne #TheMetaworker #MetaworkerMonday …

“Skate Country” by Robin Wyatt Dunn

The color of the rink is almost the same—Barney the Dinosaur purple—but the carpeting has changed. Back against her septum and then back onto the …
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Microfiction by Kathryn Gossow

Precarious When they were married, he took her to a city where houses gripped the steephillsides, their fists slick with mud, knuckles white as they …
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“Big, Blue Watery Eye” by Joe Ducato

They stood at the edge.  Sticks (a name she gave herself) was so taken by it, she fell forward on her arm crutches.  Nicknaming herself …
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“On the Plaza” by Clay Waters

the recurring colonnadesoffered the illusionof progress, vital calamity passed into oblivion;how little were things changed. the sun tilts the shadows …
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“typoem” by Michael Betancourt

Artist’s note: I am a Cuban-American artist who is better known from my work with digital video and Glitch Art …
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“In the Mood” by Lucia Owen

On that late cranky winter afternoonyou sat downstairs with a cup of coffeeon the tray of your walker while Irummaged …
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Podcast

The Metaworker Podcast | 019 Pushcart Prize Nominees, Part 2

In this two-part series, we celebrate our Pushcart Prize nominees. This episode features @coopd88, @FrankNjugi, and Linda Lacey. #TheMetaworker #PushcartPrize …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 018 Pushcart Prize Nominees, Part 1

In this two-part series, we celebrate our Pushcart Prize nominees. This episode features Amita Basu, Daniel Brennan, and Marie-Louise McGuinness. #TheMetaworker #PushcartPrize …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 017 A Writer’s Life For Me: Catchup with Matthew Maichen, Part 2

Elena, Mel, and Cerid talk with former Metaworker Editor in Chief Matthew Maichen about their writing rituals, how they create characters, and the benefits and …
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The Metaworker Podcast | 016 A Writer’s Life For Me: Catchup with Matthew Maichen, Part 1

Elena, Mel, and Cerid talk with former Metaworker Editor in Chief Matthew Maichen about his writing and publishing journey since he stepped away from leading …
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Micro

Microfiction by Kathryn Gossow

Microfiction by Kathryn Gossow #MetaworkerMonday #TheMetaworker …
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Micro Poetry by Michał Zieliński

Micro Poetry by Michał Zieliński #TheMetaworker #MetaworkerMonday …
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Micro Poetry by Sam Alec

“It’s Not You, It’s Us” and “The Procedure” – Micro Poetry by Sam Alec #TheMetaworker #MetaworkerMonday …
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Creative Non-Fiction Micros by Kevin Browne

Good Days My friend Jasmine tells me she wants to get married. Her boyfriend is no saint, she admits, but at least he quit drinking …
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Rubies by Carol E. Anderson

Remember that night in the basement of Draper Hall when you wrestled me to the floor? The sweet smell of musk oil on your neck …
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“Clockwork” by Paul Rabinowitz

I was sipping a Côte du Rhône in a French cafe somewhere near Grand Street in North Brooklyn, finishing up my revisions when I looked …
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Mars Sunglasses by James Reade Venable

Photo shot on iPhone 8 Plus. Artist’s note: I was being taken on a tour of an old mine turned …
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Magic Tricks for the Homeless by Kevin Charles

Artist’s Note: “Magic Tricks For The Homeless” was created with Clipstudio Paint. It depicts the often rabid responses we receive …
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“typoem” by Michael Betancourt

Artist’s note: I am a Cuban-American artist who is better known from my work with digital video and Glitch Art …
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Interviews

Looking Back to Forge Forward: A Catchup Series by Lena Bramsen

“An interview compilation with some of The Metaworker’s first contributors, reflecting upon the past and updating us on their careers.” …
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Profile: Jeremy Bock

Jeremy Bock is a West Virginia native and technologist currently expatting Bangkok with his wife and daughter. His novel, Caroline, …
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Meet Melissa Reynolds!

Hey everyone! We told you that we have big plans for this publication and here’s one of them. We took …
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