Fiction from C.B. Auder

Fiction from C.B. Auder

Photo by Bruce Jastrow Chipper If I could fly away. Or never need sleep. Because it’s in my dreams that I murder my mother, get dive-bombed by my brother. Crash into glass walls, race the rails of stilt-legged stairs, stalk the bamboo-caged gloom of snake-filled snares and taxonomy halls. I thrill to hug my pets, […]

Nonfiction from Yoon-Chan Kim

Nonfiction from Yoon-Chan Kim

To Call This Home Dad never calls Virginia home. Even when I sneak in questions to learn more about his childhood he prefers to leave that past for places more darling, like the galleries Mom leads him through or the gardens she shows him. If I asked Dad where home is today, he would probably […]

Nonfiction from Kristine Langley Mahler

Nonfiction from Kristine Langley Mahler

The Rules (an erasure essay) from The Seventeen Book of Etiquette and Entertaining (1963) .  Good, safe, polite: you know, you remember. You come close. It’s unexpected, it’s dangerous. You want a collision. Hugging is just annoying, failing, blind. Others roar ahead, changed; slower reactions and dawdling is bad, but a last-minute flash of a directional […]

Poetry from Richard Fox

Poetry from Richard Fox

Photo by Gianni Zanato You Followed the Moon on Its Wane or Wax You followed the moon on its wane or wax; stood on the wall of the canyon & waited for your echo to come back. When it did no such thing, you crawled with such care along the ledge. You tended the sheep […]