Tarra Stevenson

June 8, 2016

It took me a moment
to realize that the tingle on my lips
wasn’t lip gloss
that night I kissed my friend good-night. […]

Fisayo Adeyeye

June 8, 2016

If the hand bloats after being bitten. If the match
is too wet to spark. If once touched, twice recoil,

if one knuckle, two knuckles, three knuckles. Four. […]

Natasha Mijares

June 8, 2016

Easy conversations
between nail and cheek.
There’s no such thing
as a river digger but without a wet knead,
I’m shy. […]

Willy Palomo

May 25, 2016

They look like tortillas
& yanquis can’t tell the difference

entre mexicano y guanaco,
entrées como accents y pimienta. […]

Linda Ashok

May 25, 2016

She comes from a village of India
eating gourds that birds eat for fever […]

D.A. Lockhart

May 11, 2016

Night comes on too swiftly
in the dusk that hides behind
hundreds of wind turbines,
slow red embers igniting […]

Tanya Muzumdar

May 11, 2016

On Forester Pass we shot the shit, crowing to those who didn’t know us, avatars of who we wanted to be. Can- dies crushed to confetti in our packs, bragging about where we lived. We […]

Nkosi Nkululeko

May 11, 2016

You would’ve had to have been there to see the moon,
bloody as a hemorrhage, beneath the sky, stars scattered
like chippings of bones. So odious it had to be elegant,
hung in the dark’s net, me below the celestial bulb. […]

Wale Owoade

May 4, 2016

Falling soldiers and a shoulder
painted the wall red. My dreams

broke the midnight. A dancing body
dressed in fire, the voice of bullets […]

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