In the Shadows of History — Neval Pektas

We are 35, the same age you will be when you see our pictures in a book. You will want to unearth our common history to learn why our hair is parted every… Continue reading

The Salamander — Mikho Mosulishvili, Translated by Ani Mosulishvili

Originally published in Georgian in Mikho Mosulishvili’s book The Mercy Stone (2011) published by Publishing House Siesta. A note: Salamanders have been associated with the fire since early times. The legend of salamanders… Continue reading

WONDERFUL YEAR — Thomas Osatchoff

Through our lens gravity goes so poof: history’s rewritten again. Just give me a second then this is really strong belief. Sobor churches are prisms splitting sunlight. We’ll get some value from all… Continue reading

12 Paintings — Guram Khetsuriani

Click Images to Enlarge *** Guram Khetsuriani graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts with a concentration in painting. His work has been exhibited in Tbilisi,United States, Lithuania and through other European… Continue reading

The Lady of the Kaprovana Zone — Manana Dumbadze

Originally published in Georgian in the Georgian monthly literary magazine ახალი საუნჯე (Akhali Saunje ) in November, 2016. Let me warn you at the outset that this Macbeth has nothing to do with… Continue reading

DEATH EPISODES — Shmavon Azatyan

He gave the taxi driver the directions and settled into the back seat. No chatting with the driver. In Yerevan, taxi drivers typically chatted up the passengers. The company didn’t charge them with… Continue reading

Mementos from Tusheti — Andrew Wernette

From afar, they seem to emulate romantic Native Americans: two young lads shouting their horses on as they ride bareback, the hooves thudding into the soft road that cuts through the open pasture.… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Rebecca Wolfram

Click Images to Enlarge. “The works I have produced over the years reflect, admittedly, a negative view of the world. Instead of putting humankind on a pedestal and regarding its traditions and culture… Continue reading

3 Poems — Amorak Huey

ROSE RED TRIES TO REMEMBER A TIME BEFORE WINTER Winter began the first time I lied to my mother. The first night I pretended to sleep as my sister sneaked out, the first… Continue reading

By the Time You are One Hundred — Laura Krughoff

By the time you are one hundred, you have buried almost everyone you have ever loved. One would think death and dying would be familiar to you now, after all of these years… Continue reading

The Answer To Your Question Is, “Nostalgic For” — Cal Freeman

the digital games that gave us the sensation that as time passed something was at stake, for those afternoons in the half story, wet plaster walls bathed in blue cathode ray tube light,… Continue reading

Standard Disclaimers — Jason Simon

The following is probably a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is rendered moot by the author’s egocentrism and faulty memory. I think I first met John in middle… Continue reading

2 Poems — Ace Boggess

POLITICS Students argue at the table nearest mine. You should vote for that guy or that guy, or maybe a woman, they say in turn. The one decked out in camouflage tells the… Continue reading

BARTHOLOMEW L. BARTHOLOMEW — D. A. Hosek

I wasn’t always like this. I once held the position of Technical Lead at C——. Then this happened. For over a month, we’d been interviewing for a new developer to join my team.… Continue reading

2 Poems — Ellen Elder

Another Wedding Season –After Elif Batuman’s article “The Ice Renaissance” in the May 29, 2006 issue of The New Yorker St. Petersburg, 1740 It was so cold the brandy froze. Bats fell from… Continue reading

The Moth — Toti O’Brien

I couldn’t believe it let me come close, push the corner of its wing against the concrete, momentarily pinning it to the wall. Catching it under my cupped hand wasn’t possible: it was… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Garik Karapetyan

Click Images to Enlarge. *** Garik Karapetyan is an Armenian artist who lives and works in Armenia, France, and the U.K. His work has been exhibited in France, the U.S., Armenia, Germany, Lebanon,… Continue reading

Two poems — Rachel Nagelberg

Do Androids Dream of Dick? I participate in the illusion  I have a credit card  I buy mostly organic  I’m paying back my student loans  some nights I experience  gaps  in the artifice— my pupils dilate  my belly shakes  ( my nervous… Continue reading

Hands — Wendell Mayo

I first noticed him in my interpersonal communication course. Unlike my students in typical autumn attire, he wore, devotedly, a charcoal three-piece suit with dark pinstripes running throughout that made him seem, in… Continue reading

‘Merica — Peter Burzynski

Just thinking about the sheer un-tethered ferocity of your talons as you slam down from your rocky perch grabbing hold of a six-pack of infant rabbits and raining them down on the sleepy… Continue reading

Bamboo is green in every season Blue in memory — JoAnna Scandiffio

Isoda Okamura, the famed painter of courtesans remembered not what they wore as samurai approached them before the tea house door, but the sound of their voices, falling like snow birds, as they… Continue reading

6 Photographs — Fabrice Poussin

Click Images to Enlarge. *** Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and more than… Continue reading

Days of Wine and Anvils — Julie Wenglinski

He’s a psychiatrist for the astronauts with a cubist right eye that sees multiple views at once. He tells me the cellular tug of tension I feel is the delusion we all have… Continue reading

THE CHILDREN AT THE WEDDING #10 — Darren C. Demaree

Greasy lips & the kiss & the kiss & remnants of this & this swift Alabama trip. I’ve been home & I was already home & I don’t think I’ll ever wash my… Continue reading