Ghazals of Jahan Malek Khatun

And other Iranian noblewomen like Padshah Khatun and Qotloghshah Khatun and others have ridden the steed of their talent in this field in whatever way they could. I imitated them and dared to compose poetry too[…]

Word From the Editor


All of Us Are in Pieces

Picasso This and That

What I Know to Be True

The Many Uses of Safety Pins

Jedi Mind Tricks of an Anxious Girl

Dog of War

Waorani Legend (With Appropriation)

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

Torn Between Two Lives

My Gardener

Of a Fixed Nature

Two boys pull green oranges from the tree
that hangs over the churchyard fence. They

throw them into the street with such auto-
matic skill that they may be the same boys

sent to kill in any war that will never be theirs […]


Carol Es, Quarters, 2015, oil paint, paper, and fabric on birch panel, 24 in. x 24 in.

Rock and Refuge: Mixed Media

Caché Owens, Spring Fete, 2019, Collage, Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 11 in. x 17 in.

Caché Owens: Mixed Media

Marrow/ Boat People/ Balsero/ Ritual/ Exequias

Havana reverberates, resists,
bursting through the cobblestones.
Light years,
I sense a galaxy of infant stars.
I don’t use its name and it doesn’t use mine […]

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

The Sign Language Alphabet, in Words


How to Be Royal

The Forgotten Voices