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Week of the Cat by Emily Yang / 楊佳諭       On Sundays, the day her week begins, Cat goes to the movies. She loves everything about it, the movies: the below-freezing temperatures, the plushness of the plum velvet seating—even the salty knock of unpopped corn kernels...

Catherine Kim

The Librarians by Catherine Kim Click here to launch the PDF Reader for this piece. Catherine Kim is a Korean Canadian writer studying in the US. Her writing has appeared in Nat. Brut, Hypocrite Reader, the Nameless Woman anthology, the Transcendent series, and...

Dure Ahmed

Me and a Wilted Rose by Dure Ahmed I’m sorry, the city wrings me out by the time I make my way home. It’s the fucked up, inedible oranges and the long winds of the underfunded bus that make me look negligent.  A little table in the park shouted “2 for $5” in dark...

Diannely Antigua

IN PORTLAND, IT RAINS, THE SUN COMES OUT, IT HAILS, THE SUN COMES OUT by Diannely Antigua Then it rains again. The ants find their wayto the kitchen counter where I spilled a little sugar, the spider by the nightstand is the second to last lover I’d want to wake up...

Hannah Rego

In an Armchair Facing the Door by Hannah Rego In the waiting room of the ocean systems, I imagined. Our house, all rooms and no doors. In other words when you hug me with one of your hands snug on my hip I can hardly keep balance. Even with all these cities between us...

Alkiviades Avarkiotis

Alkiviades Avarkiotis Featured Artist Alkiviades Avarkiotis is an architect and illustrator born in 1995. He studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), where he completed his studies in 2019. During his studies, he lived for 5 months in...