Ohio, 1958 For however long Eva looks at it, she still believes that the house on Salt Lane is the most ordinary house in town. It sits neatly between the pull of every possible pair of extremes: neither the biggest nor the smallest, neither the oldest nor the newest, neither the gaudiest nor the simplest. […]
When people ask how we knew, and people always ask, I tell them that we simply figured it out. In an Army that told us we could not say “I’m queer,” we found ways to say it with our eyes, our lips, our bodies. We found ways to stretch a gaze as long as it […]
Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from:
Chen Chen, Chet’la Sebree, Dean Young, Noelle Kocot, Anthony Moll, Rosa Hiraya Pangilinan, Henry Hu, and many more.
A skinny volume with a bright red cover, Sonya Huber’s new essay collection is vibrant and loud from its first pages. The collection details the speaker’s diagnosis of and life with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain, and addresses both the physical realities and the metaphysical concept of pain. In the opening essay, “What Pain Wants,” […]
The poems in Wendy Xu’s new collection, Phrasis, are kaleidoscopic, forged of fragments. As the title describes, these are poems of phrasis, a portmanteau of phrases and phasis—or phase. Linguistic and episodic moments of the speaker’s life are the primary building blocks in this collection, and from Xu’s combinations, the reader observes a world […]