• Editor’s Note: Beginnings

    Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You […]

    Lauren Jack 9 min read
  • Geography and Other Poems

    To think that the outlines of one person’s body are another person’s borders and in making someone your homeland you draw and define your own geography. And that we are all bodies and our bodies home to ones who get caught in the barbed wires of our frontiers trying to escape. And that we are […]

    Naghmeh Sharifi 3 min read
  • The Episode

    Paradoxical. That’s the word that springs to mind when I think back to that time and how far I’ve come. My diary for the week is full, business is good. Staring at the Gandhi poster on the wall facing my desk, I laugh as I recall what my friends and family euphemistically call ‘the episode.’ […]

    Martin Geraghty 6 min read
  • Pink Poems

    Every morning when you leave I’m a jam jar on the cusp of opening in a pressurized clack Ownership is antiquated and very modern I was sold to you, but only as an idea planted in the folds of your brain during fertilization I really desire more of everything, more mirrors and speckled bowls. I […]

    Heather O'Donnell 4 min read
  • Jared and His Friends

    Big Winter. Big Winter’s alter-ego Danny. Danny is a softly spoken, generous human being. He aims to be a Mongolian throat singer when he grows up and keeps the top of his head covered for religious reasons. Fabean Cervi. His parents knew when he first entered this world that his face captured the essence of […]

    Jared Celosse 6 min read
  • Kitchen Notes

    Hasn’t it been forever? I could have sworn I saw the end of the world and its new beginning. I saw us perish in the heat death of the cosmos – torn apart in the hail and the fire. I remember floating (just a spec) between the remains of Jupiter and Mars. I think I […]

    Maria Harper 3 min read