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What We Like 

Our editors are different people who have different tastes.

Read through what we have already published in The Weight Journal, but here's a sample of other stuff we mess with.


how to make yourself small or how to be black and survive ~ Porsha Olayiwola

not an elegy for Mike Brown ~ Danez Smith


Mid-Term Break ~ Seamus Heaney

Ceist na Teangan / The Language Issue ~ Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

A Meeting in A Part ~ Wendell Berry

Self-Pity’s Closet ~ Michelle Boisseau

Good Bones ~ Maggie Smith

"this is supposed to be the part" ~ Elisabeth Hewer

“What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Clasp ~ Sharon Olds

Hanging Fire ~ Audre Lorde 

Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper 
~ Martin Espada

Loading a Boar ~ David Lee

why some people be mad at me sometimes ~  Lucille Clifton 

Flash Fiction

Fear ~ Lydia Davis

The Mark of Cain ~ Roxanne Gay

Identity Crisis ~ Janine A. Southard

Taylor Swift ~ Hugh Behm-Steinberg


Miracles ~ Lucy Corin

I Use Commas like Ninja Stars ~ Sam Nam

Currents ~ Hannah Bottomy

Creative Non-Fiction

The Token Black Friend: An Owner’s Manual ~ Rose J Percy

Memory Laps ~ David Sedaris

The Chase ~ Annie Dillard 

The God of Cake ~ Hyperbole and a Half

The Empty Set ~ Sam Bell

Anything in How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Educated ~ Tara Westover

Slam Poets

Fuck I Look Like ~ Kai Davis 

Complainers ~ Rudy Francisco

White Boy Privilege ~ Royce Mann  

What Kind of Asian Are You? ~ Alex Dang 

Lost Voices~ Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley 

Say No Olivia Gatwood & Megan Falley

Pause ~ Lincoln High Slam Poets


John Redding Goes to Sea ~ Zora Neale Hurston

We Ate the Children Last ~ Yann Martel

The Comedian ~ Yoko Morgenstern

Brownies ~ ZZ Packer

Barbie Q ~ Sandra Cisneros

Girl ~ Jamaica Kincaid

Anything in The Things They Carried ~ Tim O'Brien 


Student Essay ~ Justin Courter

The Fire Cycle ~ Zachary Schomburg

or ~ Jeannine Pitas

Metaphors ~ David shumate  

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