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

For the Love of Leprechauns

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

Cry Baby

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.