Issue 17: Summer/Fall 2020 | Masthead

Word From the Editor

Fiction

Bob’s Bass Turd

How to Skin a Fox

Sympathy for Wild Girls

Fault Lines

Jouma

Feng Shui and Other Subversive Religions

Cappuccino Take U-E

Poetry

Recipe for Dream Deferred Jambalaya after Langston Hughes / Swimming Lessons

A PAIR OF PARROTS COME IN FOR SURGERY

1973

Proclamación de Amores

Opuntia stenopetala / translation or prayer / luciérnaga

At the Lynching Museum, Bryan Stevenson Says / Signs Nailed to the Mailbox on Winnequah Road / Reparations

Signs Of Spring / Who Made The World / Black Gold

LOLITA ERASURES: 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14, 18

Dear Mama / Watercolor / They Tell Us to Live in the Moment Because the Moment is All We May Have

Writing for Young People

Lunch Special

Interviews

Jen Brody and Jules Rivera, Authors

Alexander Chee, Author

Genevieve Hudson, Author

Ilya Kaminsky, Author

Aditi Khorana, Author

Aminah Mae Safi, Author

Esmé Weijun Wang, Author

Creative Nonfiction

On Twerking and Writing

Ambiguity

42,844

Returning to My Father’s Kitchen

The Story of the Family Samovar

Flash Prose

Ash Wednesday

Shedding

Casual Contact

Thickly Settled / Flight Risk

Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Master of Light

An Ancestor’s Legacy

Art

Congruence- Pen & Ink

In the Dark

Acabando Nos Vamos

Vulnerability Has No Boundaries

Mi Religión

Sentiments in Clay

Dreams and Fantasies

Sex After Rape

Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts

Panama, whether in the Pacific or the Atlantic, and other poems

Excerpts from Singing Through Clenched Teeth

Translation

Forgetting My Mother

Untitled Selections From L’Adolescence

The Doll’s House / Let’s go! To Paris not to live, but to die / No Need to Savor Youth

Dead Fox