Fiction by Kamala Puligandla
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Fiction by Kamala Puligandla

My Friend Jesus by Kamala Puligandla My friend Jesus says he usually goes by Chuey or Chuchi or Leon, which is his last name, but considering that we’ve just officially met, and we’re at school—“a very official place,” he says—he’ll have me call him Jesus. “Thanks,” I say. “Yeah,” he says offhandedly and then stares … Continue reading

Poetry by Kamden Hilliard
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Poetry by Kamden Hilliard

    Two poems by Kamden Hilliard Hong Kong Aubade Nothing is Fast Enough Nothing Hong Kong Aubade above his crack of dawn: a tramp stomped sun       spreading the smallness of his hard backing                   cast under the hungover light of an unfamiliar city and after these assorted mistakes (beer, a dead phone) i dont know … Continue reading

Fiction by Jean Burnet
Fiction / Issue 1

Fiction by Jean Burnet

How To Be Lucky by Jean Burnet Because they could afford it, they had a large wedding. Dick’s family was all there, shooting looks in her direction. Rita’s was too. In the few short hours before her union, her mother—who made a fuss of everything—tried to teach her something about love. Her friends came, too. … Continue reading

Poetry by Yasmin Belkhyr
Issue 1 / Poetry

Poetry by Yasmin Belkhyr

Four poems by Yasmin Belkhyr Ars Poetica Swim Good Single Exposure Jackson’s Island Ars Poetica the shadow of a thigh on a cream wall // your father’s name or your father’s throat // the things we only do past 11 // a forest of brown legs and feet // a belly green as gold, soft … Continue reading

Dear James
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Dear James

Dear James, The media loves open letters so I should make it clear that this is to you and to the universal yous, that is, all the Jameses reading this. It’s an editorial note cloaked in an open letter. I’m not being sneaky! Just embracing the unusual side effect of this project. The name James … Continue reading