POSITS — Sandra Kohler

The back porch world thick and swampy, birdy. The hummingbird’s on the wire, a cardinal somewhere close. I need to fill the feeder, I need to walk, I need to solve the cryptic… Continue reading

7:32 AM — Tara Skurtu

I drive below the speed limit past businesses not yet open, a house with only one lit room, pastures of Black Angus grazing. I roll down the window, rest my elbow, lean my… Continue reading

Everything Sings — Cate Whetzel

You like the boxy bodies of the horses that tilt across the rug at vases full of red and green roses, the tiny triangles of the horses’ heads lowered to batter, their back… Continue reading

Shift Work — Lee Chilcote

After the kids go to sleep, I rinse the dishes, load them in the dishwasher and crawl into bed. Later, you’ll come downstairs after falling asleep in their beds, put the dishes away,… Continue reading

An Evening with Philip K. Dick — Jacob Borchardt

              “Watch,” Dick said as he pitched a penny onto the sidewalk though he spoke with a man’s voice, in the dream he wore a child’s face and it smiled from his teeth to… Continue reading

Girls with Fishes — Thao Nguyen

*** Portrait painter Thao Nguyen studied painting at Ho Chi Minh University of Fine Art. She is creating a project of capturing random portraits through her way of living, traveling, and meeting random… Continue reading

The Seashell — z.m. quỳnh

  March, 2015, San Jose, California Bà Ngoại’s hypnotic song fills the darkness of the room, echoing through the small chamber of the seashell. I pull it close to my head, nestling my… Continue reading

“Book of Secrets, Chapter 1, Page 7” — Coco Owen

(Shane Guffogg, oils, 2006)   “A courier came into the outer office with an urgent cable for my boss.” (Ellsberg, p. 7) Is a secret concealed in these layers of paint, these layers… Continue reading

untitled letter by Nhã Thuyên, trans. Kaitlin Rees

“untitled letter” first appeared in bilingual magazine AJAR issue 2, which is self-published in Hanoi. A few changes have been made from the original publication. thư không mưa đêm co thắt họng những… Continue reading

A Sacrificial Song for the Model Minority — Sophia E. Terazawa & Dylan Lowry

*** Sophia E. Terazawa is a poet and performance artist. A witness at the crossroads. Her work appears in As[I]Am, Kalyani Magazine, As/Us, and other journals. Dylan Lowry makes films. He is currently working… Continue reading

from THE SINGING GERUNDS — Stephanie Anderson

04.22.14 Noodle soup for breakfast & pan flutes he tells me his early sightings hot & hotter today new bites on my knees moon on blue like a stray slip of cloud sheets… Continue reading