No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. —Zora Neale Hurston TABLE OF CONTENTS Editor’s Letter by Minna Zallman Proctor …a cluster of associations and ideas emerged from “granary”: plenitude, agriculture, resources, … Continued
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We live underground. More or less all the time. We eat roots, berries, tubers and insects. Occasionally rodents. Naked mole rats if we’re lucky enough to find a colony. Then we party. We even cook them if … Continued
1 I’m driving on one of those dark, peculiar backroads in upstate New York, coming back from a land-development community meeting, when I hit something in the road. The car skids a little, after the thump, and as I screech … Continued
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Heaven Issue Jessie Vail Aufiery Editor’s Letter For what is heaven but an antithesis to the chafing discomfort of living? What, but everything life is not? … [read the whole letter] FICTION Jody Azzouni For … Continued
Harry is gardening. Flowers, he tells me. For the dog. Dogs need flowers too. Really, I tell him. Harry doesn’t trust me. He thinks I’m being sarcastic, that I’m making a joke at his expense. I’ve been practicing deadpan for … Continued
Cry baby is the issue in which we consider whether loneliness is bad, and whether love hurts, and when expectations are crushed, and why happy endings always lead to tears. New fiction by James Hanna, Carrie Messenger, Jodi Azzouni, Ranbir Singh Sighu. New poetry by Kathleen Ossip, Mark Wunderlich, Eamon Grennan, Daniil Kharms, Dan Gutstein, Cynthia Cruz. And a literary dispatch from the war with a cameo by Mr. Roboto.