What's Normal Right Now:


The Politics of Political Writing: A Normal Interview with Ru Freeman By Mary Pickett

October 17th, 2016

…as a member of the literary world, Extraordinary Rendition is my way of transforming that corner of the universe that I have some say over and writing’s how I do it.


Clara Aguilera’s Holy Lungs by Molly Olguín

October 11th, 2016

Only two things truly left Los Angeles whole, and those were Clara Aguilera’s holy body and Clara Aguilera’s holy lungs.


Here I Am by Xu Xi

October 6th, 2016

Of course, nothing was making sense the longer he was dead.


BodSwap with Moses by Wendy Rawlings

October 5th, 2016

We are the fat ladies in the post-post-post-post Obamacare circus that is heath care in America.


A Book Is A Machine For Thinking by Joshua Leon

October 4th, 2016

He looks fine, but she knows problems are brewing.


Speed by Maria Kuznetsova

September 22nd, 2016

I knew things weren’t exactly perfect at home—there were always cicadas flying in.

Gary Young, UCSC alumnus, new Director of UCSC's Cowell Press, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, UCSC adjunct professor of literature. Photographed at the Cowell Press. Shot for the UCSC Review, spring 2010 issue.

Any Room Will Serve: A Normal Interview with Gary Young

September 19th, 2016

Poetry was a place to synthesize the disparate elements of my life; it still is.


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