Alan C Pelaez Lopez

November 22, 2017

before the crossing1 our family could understand the whispers of the water2. we bathed our cuerpos morenos as if we we were holy […]

Lucy Wainger

November 22, 2017

Their voices harden under spotlight
& the audience’s gaze,

their costumes tight as bodies. […]

Khalid Abu Dawas

November 22, 2017

i will

tell them the way your curls
like smoke
wrap around the sides of a bed […]

Dorsey Craft

November 8, 2017

Just before Christmas, my father’s intestines bloomed,
emerged pink from inside eroded stitches, […]

Ronnie Festok

November 8, 2017

We move like water:
a riptide of fragrant vagabonds
fallen fool to Earth’s promise […]

R. Cassandra Bruner

November 8, 2017

I wanted to joke about Moses loving god
having seen only his backside,
but friend, it’s too early for sacrilege.
Instead, let’s talk about whores. […]

Becca Barniskis

July 26, 2017

sequin sequin seven nine nine three
sequin sequin seven six for thee
sequin sequin sequin stop […]

Matthew Carlin

July 26, 2017

In a history textbook you inherited from your brother,
his neat handwriting reads: If you keep something like love a secret,
it can make you sick. […]

Simone Savannah

July 19, 2017

If my mother were alive, we’d talk about our men.
We’d laugh throw our heads back push […]

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