ISSUE TWO: Misbegotten Youth
 



POETRY

BRIAN CLIFTON
Someone Else’s Baby

MAGDALENA ZURAWSKI
The Remainders

LIZ COUNTRYMAN
Remembering NYC as an Animal

ALEX DIMITROV
Affairs

CECILY PARKS
Datura Parable

ARACELIS GIRMAY
from “American” Versus [In your sleep the child]
from “American” Versus [The body draws closer to milk]
[In Mexican, Technicolor Oz]

MICHELLE LEWIS
Animal Sonnut
Time Alone

ERIN HOOVER
The Encyclopedia of Ways to Hurt a Child

PAISLEY REKDAL
Creation Story
Daphne 

JOSHUA KRYAH
The Naming of Beasts
We Fled Our Homes

KELLE GROOM
Remind Us Who We Are

SARA DENIZ AKANT
The Quote

SAMUEL AMADON
My Domination
At the Breakwater

JANE WONG
When You Died

ELLIE TIPTON
My Country 

ERICA DAWSON
Condition
Commandments

RAYMOND MCDANIEL
Wait Until Dark
Decimation

MATTHEW THORBURN
The Stories We Do Not Tell 

JESSICA FISHER
Prague, 1986
Prague, late December, 1989

RYO YAMAGUCHI
Thursday Notation
The Nacreous Interior 

LAURA SIMS
Walking Dead Love Song 9
Walking Dead Love Song 19 

MATHIAS SVALINA
Tomaz Salamun Is Dying

ROB SCHLEGEL
Admittance Fable

NORA HICKEY
Prayers

 

 

KHATY XIONG
Year of the Cardinal’s Song (III)

KELL CONNOR
The Softness [Went for the jugular]
The Softness [The sky is cerulean]

KATE COLBY
Night Vision
Hidden Passage from Jane Eyre

DIANA KHOI NGUYEN
An Empty House Is a Debt
 
MONICA BERLIN
Someone left the lights on, so that nearly
That sense of scale & some distance makes

ONI BUCHANAN
Prosthetic Mermaid Tails
Behind Glass

KENT SHAW
There Were Bricks Put at Brick Angles

HANNAH SANGHEE PARK
Mercy
Mercy (2)

CANDACE WILLIAMS
Principles of Value
Quanta 

PAULA MENDOZA
Go-To
 
PAIGE LEWIS
These Bodies, Threatened by All We Build

DUSTIN PEARSON
To the Sons
 
ELIZABETH POWELL
At the Swatch Watch Store in Newark’s Terminal C

LANDON GODFREY
Cigarette

ANDY STALLINGS
Paradise

RICHARD ROBBINS
In Milosz’s Room

REGAN GOOD
We Washed Our Napkins at the Soda Lake

LESLIE HARRISON
[I would drive to your grave]

DARCIE DENNIGAN
Moment Fugue, or, Ha

GALE MARIE THOMPSON
[I write to convince the girls]
[In this small tent men pound]

AMY WOOLARD
Reverse: A Fairy Tale
What I Told the Cops 

CRAIG MORGAN TEICHER
Edgemont

 

FICTION

EVAN LAVENDER-SMITH
Childish Things

SHANE JONES
The Car Party

IRINA REYN
To New Happiness

GINA APOSTOL
Albert Camus in Argentina 

SEAN ADAMS
Chalk

DEB OLIN UNFERTH
The Intersection
The Applicant 

AHUVA ROGERS
The Prophet

JEFF PARKER
Pollyfrog

KEYA MITRA
My Child of Stone 

NICHOLAS DELBANCO
Youth

NONFICTION

JAMES ALLEN HALL
I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well

CYNTHIA CRUZ
The Secret

LATANYA MCQUEEN
After Water Comes the Fire 

FILM

J.M. TYREE
Monster Camp

INTERVIEW
 

ARACELIS GIRMAY in conversation with CLAIRE SCHWARTZ

COVER ART

GÜLIN HAYAT TOPDEMIR
Play Time