Certainly doubt can be a refuge, especially when a ray of light is beyond my reach.
Standing up from the bed and looking me over, he mutters. I giggle. “I don’t know Spanish.”
“I thought you were Dominican,” he says. There is a weird pause. “What are you?”
Which country do you love more?
The question asked of each one of us
young travelers of the diaspora,
children with shiny shoes and English textbooks.
Dear James, I wrote this all in cat memes cuz I didn’t want anything to get missed.
Our fiction editor for March/April is Eric Boyd who is working on his first short story collection, “Brownfields”. His writing has been published by Guernica, the Missouri Review, Cheap Pop, Brooklyn Vol 1, and Luna Luna magazine. He appeared in Akashic Books’ “Prison Noir” anthology, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, as well as Trinity University …
Our nonfiction editor for March/April is Ashley Ford, who does cool things at the Harnisch Foundation during the day. She’s a former staff writer at BuzzFeed.Com and a current serious yacht rock enthusiast. She’s also working on writing a book (or two), and co-editing the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. Born and raised in Indiana, …
Our poetry editor for March/April is Michelle Peñaloza who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of two chapbooks: landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (forthcoming, Organic Weapon Arts, 2015). Her poetry can be found in The Asian American Literary Review, The New England Review, TriQuarterly, Pinwheel, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships, scholarships, and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, Artist …