ISSUE 11

Work by C. Dale Young, Rebecca Hazelton, John Poch, MJ Bender, and more

ISSUE 10

Work by Jenny George, W. Todd Kaneko, Tariq al Haydar, Leslie Harrison, and more

THE OCEAN INDOORS by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

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Remember that time the ocean came in through my bedroom window? Remember that time I woke up choking on sea salt spray, my bed a boat on the sea that had replaced the stained gray carpet?

THE HOTEL by John Poch

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He got out of his truck and composed himself. His new white shirt stuck to his lower back where he’d been sweating against the vinyl seat. She was in the hotel up there, and she might be looking down.

ISO by Sophie Klahr

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wanted: a width, a girth. vessel me, burden me, break me into bearing:
take this sluice to be swollen, worn, heavy in gait, o
give me a heft to hold…

BROWNING UP NICELY by S.M. Brodie

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The 1970’s were full of firsts for many people. Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office. Raul Castro became the first Latino to hold the office of Governor in the great State of Arizona.

TWO POEMS by Marlin M. Jenkins

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DRINKING GAME

When the pastor spits
while sputtering any
variation of God’s name.

FIVE STORIES by Karen Brennan

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THE CORPSE AND ITS ADMIRERS
The coffin is grey with gold curlicues at the corners, at each of the four corners, although we only see two from where we are sitting with our mother.

TWO POEMS by Tyree Daye

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SAME OAKS, SAME YEAR
My cousin kept me and his little brother saved me from our uncle’s pit bull, then spent seven years in prison for his set. Every other word he said was blood.

PUSHCART NOMINEES

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We’re proud to announce our 2017 Pushcart Prize nominees!

CITIZEN by Tariq al Haydar

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Enter the ministry through the main gate (not the women’s entrance), on Olaya Street: Memorize the number on your ID card (#1072049285). Vote in the municipal elections, , so that the world may see you and celebrate the act