The first time I saw Brigita Bozik, Connie and I were smoking pot through the basement’s tiny window like we did every day after school while the sluts went off to tennis or field hockey practice. Was Brigita hot? A goddess. So who wouldn’t gawk at her ripe, spandexed ass as she thrust into her […]
Coming slant in sheets, steaming the sidewalk mid-summer, then stopping—the first rain since the murder on University Parkway. Across the street from my son’s girlfriend’s house. A few miles from ours. Two blocks from another friend, whose blood I’ve seen, body I’ve tended—that complicated wound on her hip the antibiotics wouldn’t fix. Years ago now. […]
Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from:
Aidan Forster, Isabelle Shepherd, Lia Purpura, Renzo Razzetto, and many more.
Any reader of poetry is familiar with the way theme constellates across a book, building a product that is much more than the sum of its parts. And yet each time I read Kathryn Rhett’s Immortal Village, I remain amazed: this collection manages something I haven’t witnessed before. Although initially Rhett’s use of theme seems […]
“Sky country,” as explained by the title poem of Christine Kitano’s second poetry collection, is the Korean word for heaven. It is a word used to describe the United States, and a word that underlies this book’s framing conceit of the immigrant experience. Kitano, the daughter of a Japanese American father and a Korean immigrant […]