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Non Omnis Moriar

Non Omnis Moriar

by Chyna Parker A field of almond trees like dendrites reaching towards their cessation balancing in the wind between grave site grape vines and wood chips. Dwarfed lakes snake between hills and valleys to die, river beds bake and cook under the arid sun and the cattle with their dirt–brown tillage sold to the east […]


A Week’s Reading of the Newspaper

A Week’s Reading of the Newspaper

by Norman Dubie —April 30, 2016 Colonel Richthosen sucking sauce off ribs worries that the condor’s blue shadow is on his ceiling again, snippets of morphine broken on the floor with the dead carpenter’s bare light bulb showing images of luftwaffe plucking from the firestorm the very lungs of the children of Guernica— then, of […]


Sonnet XXI: A Boar Has Escaped the Hong Kong Zoo

Sonnet XXI: A Boar Has Escaped the Hong Kong Zoo

by Dorothy Chan It’s 8 PM, time for weird romances and suspense on Hong Kong primetime TV. We’ve finished our dinner cooked by Grandpa, and fixate on Concubine Conflict, a period drama: the emperor’s mistresses of an early Chinese dynasty. Some concubines get along, some don’t. The favorite, the top of the food chain hates […]


Keweenaw Fugue

Keweenaw Fugue

by Donna Vitucci At the top of the world, winter winds take down so many you find them bent along the highway, en route to Schutte’s Bar, flannel spanning their trunks but limbs crippled, stiff on the snow, shoved off and piled in culverts like slain lumberjacks. How he made it to town in the […]


Resolved

Resolved

by Richard Trauger The tormenting began in the spring. He would stand behind a wall or beneath a tree, always hidden, waiting for one of us to come close. Without warning he’d let loose a loud noise, or hurl a stone. As word spread about the problem a few came to see for themselves. Our […]