Issue 15: Summer/Fall 2019 | Masthead

Essays

Word From the Editor

On the Importance of Young Adult Fiction

True Passion in Paradise

Representation of Systemic Racism

Fiction

Red Bird Rising

Vows

When Light Is Put Away

Hiatus

Beyond the Waters of Time

Poetry

The Shekhinah, The Key to the Cinema, & The Very Breath of Children Is Free of Sin

Rets

Jesus Wears a Puerto Rican Flag on his Jacket and a Flower in his Hair

A Definition

Na

Triptych of the Adobe-Cotta Army, los frijoles ya se quemaron, & Apology to Her Majesty, Queen Cardi B

Not Your Color

Mordekhai

Dis/obedience, Synecdoche, Vice Versa, & Machinations of the Absurdly Happy

Writing for Young People

Aspirations

Split

Encounters

Girl, Electric

The Jesus Christ of Henworth High

Swimming Lessons

Theodore Draws Wolves

Lunch Special

Carmen Maria Machado, Author

Interviews

Issac Bailey, Author

Naima Coster, Author

Christoper Castellani, Author

Natashia Deón, Author

Isaac Fitzgerald, Editor, Essayist

Vandana Khanna, Poet

Ada Limón, Author, Poet

Rodolfo Montalvo, Author, Illustrator

Bich Minh Nguyen, Author

Creative Nonfiction

Hickeys, Lexapro, and Eggo Waffles: On Being Thirteen

Lessons in Language

She’s Not There

Fear of Prayer: An Atheist’s Lament

Indelible Laughter

Saturn’s Return

Letters from My Childhood

Mack Truck

Shifting Gear

Flash Prose

Bread

Like the Fourth Finger of My Left Hand

A Mountain of Invertebrates

Patty Cakes

A Compendium of Earthquakes

Upward Snow

Camellias in Black and Gray

Trust Me, Iago

Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Secret Ingredients

Memento Meninges

In the Zone

Art

Signs of Life: Mixed Media

F r a g m e n t s/Chaos: Mixed Media

Vibrancy: Oil Painting

Light Garden: Digital Art

Sustained Attention: Graphite

Small Oddity: Digital Gifs

NLB: Oil Painting

The World to Me was a Secret: Mixed Media

Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts

The Sun’s Taste

Ekeko

Ancient Musical Legend

Translation

Before Spring, XXXV., Advent, & Omega

Black Magic

The Love Designer

The Toad