Volume no. 8, Issue 2

 

Fiction

 

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Kaitlin Solimine, “Sight”

 

“Your first word was gun.”

Thaddeus Rutkowski, “Safe Colors”

 

I had a little bird
And its name was Enza.
I opened the window
And in-flew-Enza.

Paula Paige, “Flu Story”

 

“I had hoped that once Liz tasted the strawberry rhubarb pie, she would agree to the abortion.”

Jhon Sánchez, “The Fragant Flavor of The Strawberry Rhubarb Pie”

 

 

Visual Arts

 

Joseph Ernst

Joseph Ernst, “Nothing in the News”

 

Bubblegum & Whiskey

Sarah E. Swist & Kevin R. Mercer, “Bubblegum & Whiskey”

 

 

Poetry

 

“I believe the fictions
between the words where people go missing”

Elizabeth Hatmaker, “Requiem”

 

“going to legacy a river
in spring”

Matthew Cooperman, “A River in Spring”

 

I have a right to know the eyes of the face of the voice singing from the windmill in the sky.

Nicolas Alti, “There They Were in a Pile, A Pile of Little Arms”

 

 

Translation

 

مرتضى كزار, لا تسافر مع الفيل إلى شيكاغو

Katharine Halls, “Don’t Put Your Elephant in Your Luggage”

 

Pina Piccolo, “MEDITERRANEO 2011: TERZO CAPO D’ACCUSA” & 1 more

Don Stang, “MEDITERRANEAN 2011: THIRD ARTICLE OF THE INDICTMENT” & 1 more

 

هشام البستاني ,العُبُور

Maia Tabet, “Crossing”

 

 

Interviews

 

Molly McCully Brown

Molly McCully Brown

 

David Eye

David Eye

 

Mary Cisper

Mary Cisper

 

 

Flash

 

“My mother is giving me ten thousand dollars to get a nose job.”

Marina Rubin, “You Can Live With This Nose”

 

“Overbright, everything. Overfull. It’s coming. He’s coming.”

Claire Guyton, “Honeysuckle”

 

“Tell”

Temim Fruchter, “Underneath It”

 

“The top of your skull is that many inches closer to God”

Brian Oliu, “Jorge the Giant”

 

 

Nonfiction

 

“Out here, we are not alone.”

Dean Liao, “Nocturne Op. 12 No. 20”

 

“That our stories would never end.”

Meghan Gilligan, “Different Music in the Same Car”

 

We have sold awareness to the world and left none for ourselves.”

Azima Melita Kolin, “Fragments of Goa”

 

 

Reviews

 

Prayer Book of the Anxious

“we are all part of this Prayer Book of the Anxious because we all yearn, though we are sometimes afraid of expressing our deepest longings.”

Josephine Yu, “Prayer Book of the Anxious”

 

Mega-City Redux

“We all want understanding. Compassion. Safety. We want an escape from beliefs and actions which bring us daily harm.”

Alyse Knorr, “Mega-City Redux”

 

Spool

“The poems speak to each other through mantras of inertial forces and the world’s spindle.”

Matthew Cooperman, “Spool”

 

It’s Best Not To Interrupt Her Experiments

“In an age where there are seemingly no more happy endings, Shum pulls one off. As it turns out, this is what we’ve all been waiting for.”

Michael Shou-Yung Shum, “Queen of Spades”