Nonfiction by Paul Vega
Issue 2 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Paul Vega

In the acute care area, gurneys line the walls, small curtains opening up to people triaged out of their street clothes into cotton gowns and tiny beds. A man yells about razor blades in his veins, begs for medication for withdrawals. Another sits upright, the right side of his skull caved in and drooping into his shoulder like a chocolate bunny left to melt in the sun. Continue reading

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Nonfiction by Courtney Kersten
Issue 2 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Courtney Kersten

Awake Next to the Snoring 1:54 a.m. Remember: the great thing about this situation is that now you’ve got all this time to think. And so far, this is what you know: The snore has many dialects. There are plugged snorts, floppy exhales, whistling librettos, and sounds akin to a toilet-paper-stuffed trumpet struggling to be … Continue reading

Poetry by Emily Moore
Issue 2 / Poetry

Poetry by Emily Moore

Love Song To wear a black corduroy jumper with red roses that your mom picked out from Lord & Taylor for ballroom lessons in the seventh grade and which you wore more happily when you cleared plates at dinners for the Junior League when her friends praised you as you soaped the bowls is to … Continue reading