Nonfiction by Angelique Imani Rodriguez
Issue 7 / Nonfiction

Nonfiction by Angelique Imani Rodriguez

You’ve told yourself that your emotions are a burden on your family, your friends, and later, your lovers. You worry about how everyone else feels in response to what lies in your heart and choose to ignore what hurts you. What you feel just isn’t worth talking about. Continue reading

Poetry by Michelle Moore
Issue 7 / Poetry

Poetry by Michelle Moore

untitled  a handwritten sympathy card, delivered to her front door. her slender hands are flaky because the sadness has aged her, not the years. the phrase “she will never be the same” is crude, but she has no desire to break the surface. she’d rather take a knife to her own brain, creating bite-sized pieces of the torment, especially for us to taste. … Continue reading

Fiction by Alexandra Watson
Fiction / Issue 7

Fiction by Alexandra Watson

Criminal “Love is never better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe.”     —Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye   The winter I move back to my hometown—, degree-bearing, jobless, staying at mom’s—I’m remembering why … Continue reading

February/ March Nonfiction Editor Spotlight: Vanessa Martir
Issue 7 / Nonfiction

February/ March Nonfiction Editor Spotlight: Vanessa Martir

Vanessa Mártir, our nonfiction editor for February and March,  is a NYC based writer, educator and mama. She is currently completing her memoir, Relentless, and chronicles her journey in her blog: vanessamartir.wordpress.com. A five-time VONA/Voices fellow, Vanessa now serves as the organization’s Workshop Director and the newsletter editor. Her essays have appeared in The Butter, … Continue reading