“The Chair that She Sat Upon” by David Trinidad

“The chair that she sat upon is up for auction.” She sat atop the back of this chair two weeks before she died, her final photo shoot in Brentwood at her L-shaped, Spanish Colonial home, the only one she owned by herself: “I live alone and I hate it.” Fired from Fox, her last completed […]

“The Amazon Two-Step” by Lacey N. Dunham

This is the latest in Lacey N. Dunham’s Bookseller I’d Like to F***. To go to the column page, please click here. Call it the Borders effect. Ever since the news of Borders’ closing was announced, it seems I’ve been fielding a single customer question: “Are youclosing?” The answer is no. Most customers are relieved. One […]

UFR Presents: Embracing That Weirdness: A Conversation with Jordan Castro

Bio: Jordan Castro (b. 1992) is the author of Supercomputer (Deckfight Press, 2011) and two other e-books.  He is the co-author of Cute (Thumbscrews Press, 2011) and two other chapbooks.  He maintains a blog and a twitter account. *** UF Review: Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you as a person?   Castro: […]

“Theories” by Grant Faulkner

“Time’s not space, it’s just measured in space,” I said. “You go from here to there. That’s time. Kinda fucking funny that without space we wouldn’t have time?” They weren’t listening. Gina and Mike played euchre like they did every night, sitting Indian style on the middle of the floor in the trailer, passing a […]

“At the Molten Rock” by Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet

This is the latest in Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet. To go to the column page, please click here. So I get to the Molten Rock Gentleman’s club, late as usual, and something seems different, but I can’t pinpoint it. Frangellica is backstage muttering something about love, sneezing from allergies while she mixes her flammable charm […]

Talking with Women: Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is a writer and editor, a teacher and a publisher. She is the first to participate in this ongoing series, Talking with Women. She has a lot to say about sexual violence and language, and it’s all worth hearing. We hope to continue this series for as long as we can. We want to […]

“Pecan” by Shome Dasgupta

Pepper stood in the middle of a field. She wore a yellow dress. Short. I looked at her thighs. Why are you so pretty, I said. Pepper wasn’t paying attention to me. Her hands were behind her head, like she was being arrested. She was coughing. I patted her on the back. She slapped me […]

Talking with Furniture: Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh is a solo artist, as well as lead singer and guitarist for Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE. Her newest album, Crooked, was released as a book. She’s the author of Rat Girl (Penguin, USA) and Paradoxical Undressing (Atlantic Books, UK). More at http://www.kristinhersh.com/. *** UF Review: Your book, Rat Girl, has been getting a lot of attention. Why did […]

UFR Presents: iPad Drawings: “Bus Stop” by Kara Jansson Kovacev & Shelagh Power-Chopra

Our last stop was the girl who lived behind the stack of old tires–her house an afterthought built in a pile of rubbish. She’d drag her feet through the dirt; climb the bus steps as if wading through slush. Kinky brown hair–a Brillo pad sewn on her head, skin the color of sour milk, men’s […]

“The Mosaic Thief” by Cynthia Hawkins

When he first handed me the cleaned-out coffee can with all of my pieces inside I bit down on one like a prospector testing gold. The feel of Scrabble tiles without the letters, the heft of bone, each one a variant shade of beige. My tongue assessed the fine grit of something vaguely tasting of […]