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On Martin Luther King Day, Four Days Before the Inauguration

On Martin Luther King Day, Four Days Before the Inauguration

by Elizabeth Jacobson In New Mexico, northern saw-whets are not a common sight, but just now, I see one, huddled in sleep, tucked close to the trunk on a snowy pinon bough. It startles awake as I cross the yard to the compost heap, blinks its golden cat eyes three times, and doesn’t fly away. […]


Ego Sum

Ego Sum

by Ernesto Noboa Y Caamaño Translated by Jonathan Simkins Amo todo lo extraño, amo todo lo exótico, lo equívoco y morboso, lo falso y lo anormal: tan sólo calmar pueden mis nervios de neurótico la ampolla de morfina y el frasco de cloral. Amo las cosas mustias, aquel tinte clorótico de hampones y rameras, pasto […]


Amazing Microcosm

Amazing Microcosm

by Sergio Ortiz Eloy put a few seeds in my hand. Thirty trees tomorrow, a forest fifty years later, birds find the South in those trees, wolves discover shelter. And ants grow like a body between blind, sleepy roots. At some point a house and another house built by those woods and winter lowered inside […]


Among the Natives (ii)

Among the Natives (ii)

by Marc Vincenz Observe, observe the doctor twisting in her smattering of sunlight, the pensive hammering of her elusive tender fingers, observe too the rosette of her birthmark flowering for bees and glorious butterflies, for those pollinators poised beneath her delicate earlobe —and she, within the swirling-whir of insect-laden night, listening for the scrape and […]


Beata Wehr: Mixed Media Books

Beata Wehr: Mixed Media Books

Most of my work relates to my experience as a European living in the U.S.I came here in 1985 from Warsaw. My connection to Poland is very strong, so culturally I belong to the two worlds. In my work I address the problems with complete understanding on both verbal and non-verbal levels, adaptation, nostalgia, isolation, […]