Bold; stripped-down; understated. Examining the quiet discontent that daily life brings.
A "janus paradox," or a jigsaw puzzle: how a tongue may split in half and give birth to creation.
Remix of the last words of American mobster Dutch Schultz, 1903-1935.
San Francisco Strong
First published in
. On heritage, trees, and
"What is your perfect day?" Sometimes, the world responds.
Joan of Arc Gives Me a Buzzcut or
Lux Venit in Nomine
First published on Young Poets Network, The Poetry Society. "She is nineteen and a pillar of ash./I am seventeen and begging to catch flame."
The embodiment of an old dusty breeze. There is memory in well-traveled soles.
A contribution from Cannes-awarded filmmaker Ginger Anderson-Willis. On moving on from
From our executive editor. On the paradox of modernization: "We think the ceiling has risen as each
the ground sinks beneath the weight of ideology."
At once visceral and surreal. On the intersection between tunnels, bones, and poems.
A poem of extremes. On the paradoxical passion of parting, and learning to move on.
CONSTRUTTO or CONSTRUCT
Our first piece published in another language. Our favorite line: "and with a
pirouette/I would come back to myself."
"I was born upside down,/even then I hesitated." On birth, shoes, and ancestors.
the king leads the way
The king and his companion. A fairy tale, complete with
The Hallowed Creek
born from a shallow creek bed. On modernity, progress, and the passage of time.
On identity, heritage, and the ways in which they define beauty. "You don't need red shoes."
Where the Wild Things Are
On growing up and
the "wild things." Inspired by Maurice Sendak's iconic picture book.
From our editor-in-chief. A poet's parting: what does it mean to say goodbye?