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Offering for Your Altar

Offering for Your Altar

by Laura Juliet Wood Perfect bowl of mandarins, tall vase of Alcatraz, strings of roasted chiles draped from mesquite beams. A family table cut from a single tree. Monica, like many Swiss, has brought her spotless hospitality to this inhospitable desert. Real de Catorce shines like gold in the almost-winter skies, and that light sinks […]


Nightscape for Don Pacheco

Nightscape for Don Pacheco

by Mario Duarte It begins with the garden of night, sleepless, a mud-caked hoe on his bowed shoulder, he shuffles out of the wind-ruffled corn rows, steps over a sailing sugar maple leaf, a crackling twig, a fallen scarecrow while above his head widening silent wings of a white owl shadow him. Venus and Mars […]


In the Belly of the Horse

In the Belly of the Horse

by Alicia Mountain In the belly of the horse, in the timber hull, they left one guard to sleep through the siege folded with clemency into himself. Among many, one telling is this: the unwitting pacifist, a boy beekeeper lost in the Greek dreamhills of his nightmind. The body in its heaviness that pulls him […]


The Open

The Open

by Cynthia Hogue (“in which every being is freed”) after Rilke * To not reach – my arms ex- tending, emptied – you soared away to die, then be re- vived. One second I was bringing you coffee, then erupted / pain took == you would not talk just dis- appeared into == I tried […]


David Rodríguez López: Memories

David Rodríguez López: Memories

From an early age I have always been attracted to the art world, but my love of photography did not materialize until 2013, the year I bought my first reflex camera, and I began to explore this through photography. Shortly afterwards I began to train myself through several courses and also in a self-taught way. […]