We’re thrilled to present selection of embroidery from Anna Hultin’s “On the Land” series for our 46.2 issue
Everyone called her something different. To Pastor Rick, who found her stumbling out of the late summer corn, half-naked and covered in bruises in unholy places, she was Magdalena, so christened because of his love of the reformed prostitute, the devout disciple, whose story always made him shiver with purpose. Even as the girl sat […]
My mother is reading from the scriptures, as she always does on Saturday mornings. We are trapped—the endless hours of “devotions” as she calls them are required of us every single Saturday. Sometimes two hours, sometimes four. There is no guessing how long my mother will have us sit in the living room and listen […]
There’s a five-lettered word we don’t say, won’t mention in this house that sometimes reminds me of Missouri & the sun-bleached cabinets that prevented our viewing of the polls that night I blamed you for the cages riddling the border of our favorite state—our home. There aren’t enough women here to warrant an execution, but […]
Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Sarah Ghazal Ali, Philip Metres, Su Hwang, Ruth Joffre, Kelly Sundberg, Anna Hultin, and many more.
Yona Harvey’s second poetry collection, You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love, offers a dazzling lyric journey through time and space that spans both the celestial and the personal. This is a book that bursts with energy and defies attempts at simple summary or categorization. Echoing The Odyssey it references, the poems create […]
In her first memoir, Ingrid Rojas Contreras performs a delicate balancing act of history, memory, and myth. The Man Who Could Move Clouds begins with an echo. On a winter day in Chicago, a biking Ingrid crashes into a car door and suffers from temporary amnesia in the aftermath. The accident is eerily similar to […]