Issue 08

Winter 2016

Issue 08 features poetry from Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Cortney Charleston, Kemi Alabi and Gary Copeland Lilley, nonfiction from Rigoberto González and Justine el-Khazen, fiction from Jean Ho and Robert Lopez, visual art from Jennifer Chan, Dominique White, and Lawrence Lek.

Cover art by E. Jane


Table of Contents
Letter from the Editor 


Bani Amor, Downhill
Justine el-Khazen, Hummingbird Effect
Rigoberto González, Días de los Muertos: A Oaxaca Journal 
Charnell Peters, When They Ask About My Hair
Yin Q, The Home of Desperate Magic


Miriam Kumaradoss, Sugar Toad
Jean Chen Ho, Korean Boys I’ve Loved
Robert Lopez, Which One’s Will
Eric Nguyen, The Husband Returns

Visual Artists

Phoebe Boswell
Jennifer Chan
E. Jane (cover artist)
Miatta Kawinzi
Lawrence Lek
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Dominique White


Kemi Alabi, 2 Poems
Lorcán Black, Kotel
Cortney Lamar Charleston, At Gunpoint
Wendy Chin-Tanner, Anyone Will Tell You
Christine Larusso, Arboretum
Sueyeun Juliette Lee, excerpt from Relinquish the Sky
Gary Copeland Lilley, The Smalltown Daily, Metro Section, Page 8, Below the Fold: Police Shooting, Black Lab Mistaken for Coyote
Nkosi Nkululeko, American Ground
Raquel Salas-Rivera, [poema para ser leído en circuito] [poem to be read in a circuit]
Roberto F. Santiago, A Conversion Theory
Naima Yael Tokunow, Epistemology of Shadow Black