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Funeral Procession

The light changed to green. Bill sat. I sat. The car idled. Green became red and green again. Idling still I lost track of the cycles mesmerized by the mourners at midday...

Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform

Poetry by Joseph Mastran Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform Hungry, cold, confused Fever breaks me My skin is haunted Each pore feels like static I could reach another world I...

Test Run

Nonfiction by Rob Zukowski Test Run It was the summer of 1987 and I was newly out. Like any twenty year-old having just thrust open the...

Making Stephen’s Panel

Poetry by Chuck Willman Making Stephen's Panel In Memory of Stephen Allen Love, 3/19/53–4/9/99 Stephen was my husband’s ex-lover, his first real relationship in the glory days...

A Parade

A Parade I think I may have just experienced one of the most prophetic prayers ever: men, women and ladyboy prostitutes parading down Beach Road...

Cool Limbo

A review of Cool Limbo (NYQ Books) by Michael Montlack Cool Limbo, Michael Montlack’s first full-length collection of poems, takes some unpacking: Like any great work...

Foundation

Foundation The foundation you built Rested on grass Sewn together and stretched out So Washington could see, so we all could see How much memories mean How much...

The Hour

The Hour gliding hand in hand to bed, night was a dark flower a trail of roses sunflowers the autumn breath of their lives together the final hour —Antonio Gomes Antonio...

The Plague

The Plague since no blade fits to shave its locks it steals into our territory hiding like weed amongst wheat it snipes at our soldiers and unbars our gates...

Dream of Ding Village

Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke Grove/Atlantic This novel has been banned in the author’s native China. Yan Lianke is from Henan Province, the site of...

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