Issue 17: Summer/Fall 2020 | Masthead

Word From the Editor

Fiction

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

Whales of the Allegheny  / The Crown and Anchor Pub / The Nurse Log

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

Depression Aubade, or My Therapist Has a Breakthrough / Feedback

An Ode to MC Jin Ending in Response to the Chinese Virus Outbreak

Writing for Young People

Addressing Why I Didn’t Do My Homework and Other Things

Pulled Apart

Ferris Wheel

Pinky Promises

Lunch Special

Angela Morales, Author and Essayist

Interviews

Jen Brody and Jules Rivera, Authors

Victoria Chang, Author, Poet, MFA Program Chair

Alexander Chee, Author

Genevieve Hudson, Author

Ilya Kaminsky, Author

Katelyn Keating, Writer, Editor, Publisher

Aditi Khorana, Author

Aminah Mae Safi, Author

Esmé Weijun Wang, Author

Creative Nonfiction

On Twerking and Writing

Ambiguity

Monstera Deliciosa Variegata: Grief and the Search for a Rare Houseplant

A Life in Six Thousand, Five Hundred and Forty Songs

42,844

Returning to My Father’s Kitchen

The Story of the Family Samovar

Flash Prose

Ash Wednesday

Shedding

Casual Contact

It Happened at 4:32 pm After Daylight Savings

Thickly Settled / Flight Risk

Necessary Shadows / Flowercrackers / Empty Stomach Full Belly

Before the Shrine of My Fermentation Cabinet

Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Master of Light

An Ancestor’s Legacy

Art

In the Dark

Acabando Nos Vamos

Vulnerability Has No Boundaries

Mi Religión

The Selfie: A Physical-Digital Hybrid of the Human Face

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

BATALHA DA PRAÇA DA SÉ, 1934 / LETTER TO THE CENSOR, 1939

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