It was the eighties, and everything was neon and ugly. Baba won the peach tree at the World Fair in Knoxville, the same day he met Mama. She came from the North, all the way from New York City. She smoked and drank, but Baba said she had the Walk of Life, which meant a […]
I am standing on a frozen mud puddle poking a stick in a trash can. It smells of stale bread, ash, and ammonia; when I breathe in, the snow stings my nostrils. I have hiked a few hundred yards from a parking lot to this picnic shelter. It is late afternoon and the winter twilight […]
Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Diana Khoi Nguyen, nicole v basta, Grace Q. Song, Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya, Elle Wheeler, Aurelia Wills, Valyntina Grenier, and many more.
Moth Funerals, by teenage poet Gaia Rajan, opens with Juliet I, a poem that flits across the page. It can be read in multiple ways, (an introduction to the wonderful use of space throughout the work) and read in any direction, the poem captures the reader’s interest, leading them directly into the heart of the […]
“I thought/ surely I will die, so much of me/ outside of me and still more/ leaving,” Leila Chatti confesses in the title poem of her shimmering debut collection. Afflicted in her twenties by a uterine tumor that caused her to bleed without stopping – to flood, as physicians described it – Deluge dissects her […]