Issue 16: Winter/Spring 2020 | Masthead


Word From the Editor

The Sign Language Alphabet, in Words

Politics and Art


Dog of War

How to Be Royal

The Forgotten Voices


Capillary Action

A Brief History of Drills

Writing for Young People

Torn Between Two Lives

Sticky Hands, Wild Hair, Bare Feet/ A Sky Right Above/ Father, where is your heart?/ Until death—


Waorani Legend (With Appropriation)

My Gardener

Of a Fixed Nature


Not Yet Five / Mother

Post-Partum Jenga

Lunch Special

Chris Feliciano Arnold, Author


Lilliam Rivera, Author

Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Author

Sarah Manguso, Author

Isha Sesay, Journalist and Author

David Groff, Editor

Jaswinder Bolina, Poet and Essayist

R.O. Kwon, Author

Maggie Smith, Poet

Blas Falconer, Poet

Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

White Man’s Poison

Love in the Archives

Creative Nonfiction

All of Us Are in Pieces

Picasso This and That


The Eastern Spadefoot

The Many Uses of Safety Pins

What I Know to Be True

Jedi Mind Tricks of an Anxious Girl

To a Starving Body

Flash Prose

Two Ways

Doll Code

Hematophogous Creatures


The First One

Everything In Its Right Place

Rainbow’s End

The Habits of Great Predators

Pinned Butterflies


Rock and Refuge: Mixed Media

Caché Owens: Mixed Media

Still Lifelike: Oil Painting

Tandem: Digital Photography

Penchant: Oil Painting

Forbidden Garden: Oil Painting

Mutations: Mixed Media

The Beauty in Us: Graphite and Charcoal

Daydreams: Digital Photography

The Forget Me Nots: Oil Painting

Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts

The Alabaster Cup

Buwaya (Crocodile)

Remembering Those Whose Names Are Forgotten



The Support Verses, Earliest Sayings of the Buddha/ The Beatitudes

Ghazals of Jahan Malek Khatun

It is always raining in our memory/ Untitled/ The Island Drank Up All the Air/ The Sunset

Marrow/ Boat People/ Balsero/ Ritual/ Exequias

The Color of Envy