Why is that I never notice I’ve missed a spot until I’m away from my razor? Read “Shaving in the Dark” by poet Marc Swan.


Time’s running out! Only 5 days until the essay deadline for WORK’s Employee of the Month. Submit your piece today!

WANTED: Mortuary hair dresser. Pay DOE. Must have own tools. Late hours and weekends alone with the “The Groaners” a must. To apply, please contact Moriah Erickson.

Dust off that essay, memoir, or short story: WORK is looking for another Employee of the Month.

The sound of Dennis McBride‘s pager going off was louder than usual.

Incise a rug with Anthony Jones‘s poem, “mad scientists at a prom.”

And take a look at the scary-real world of Mother Jones: death, bombs, class-war — and a president that cares.

Was it the best of times or was it the worst of times? Entries now accepted for Employee of the Month.