42.3 Summer 2018

Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Aidan Forster, Isabelle Shepherd, Lia Purpura, Renzo Razzetto, and many more.

Art Feature

Selections from the Series Stippled Illustrations

Renzo Razzetto



Lauren Goodwin Slaughter


Walk with Bloodspots (II)

Lia Purpura


Maddie Kim


Sext to Narcissus Sent Backwards

Aidan Forster

On Loving

Jessica Abughattas

My brother describes the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen

Jane Zwart


Ruth Joffre

trans and summering in wildwood, nj

Kayleb Rae Candrilli

on the abuse of sleep aids

Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Dark Matter Manifesto

Madison McCartha


Ae Hee Lee

To Make a Balsa Because You Have To

Victoria María Castells

Hurricane Advice From Your Sister

Victoria María Castells

Ars Poetica

Jeremy Radin


Anni Liu

Remembrance: Drought, Our Dream A Place

Angie Macri

Severed Triptych

Zaphra Stupple

Reflection Room

Emily Blair

Venus Electrificata

Emily Blair

Instructions for Coping

John Patrick McShea

Fog on Saddle Mountain

Brandon Krieg

Phôi Pha (Wither)

Samantha Lê

Down River

Samantha Lê

Unencoded Memory Cannot Be Recalled

Mingpei Li

Blank Profile

Kevin West

Sure, Felicity

Hannah Craig

Ghost – Hardware – Citizen

Carlos Price-Sanchez

Mixtape for Another No One

Nicole Connolly

Medium (Acrylic)

Patty Nash

Medium (Watercolor)

Patty Nash

Poem about Translation

Ethan Chua

Another Truish Story

Isaac Pickell

Clearing out the House

Tara  E. Jay

O Tired Man the Ideas Are Coming Surely as the Blue Jays

Brandon Jordan Brown


Isabelle Shepherd

If I Tried to Name Each Mistake

Isabelle Shepherd

[Death stared at me like I was one]

Mike Soto

At Twenty-Eight with a Reverence for Perennials

Megan Denton Ray


Caroline Chavatel

Blood Pageantry

Brandon Melendez

Cartography of a Skull

Anita Olivia Koester

The Discrete Mathematics of a Mixed-Race Anxiety Sufferer

Kimberly Quiogue Andrews

Burial at Sea

Kimberly Quiogue Andrews


Review of Immortal Village by Kathryn Rhett

A.E. Talbot

Notes on Contributors