Poetry from Jessica Mehta

Poetry from Jessica Mehta

Photo: Mike Tinnion Namesakes My mother named me after her father she hated. Like buying Papo’s notice with a fat grandchild would make up for anything. My mother named me after famous cowboys then went and married an NDN herself. Meanwhile her own mother said No darker. My mom named me the second most popular […]

Poetry from Emily J. Cousins

Poetry from Emily J. Cousins

Photo via Pixabay Perfect Dream Decoder I’ll tell you what we’ll do we will string a cord from your brain to the televisions switch on the monitors one at a time watch the slow motion hooves of your night horses turn over & over the ground will give crack beneath them I will finally know […]

Fiction from Eric Andrew Newman

Fiction from Eric Andrew Newman

Photo by Krista Mangulsone Shit House Here you are on your hands and knees again, cleaning shit off the bathroom floor. It’s a messy business, so you strip down until you’re only wearing your boxer shorts and a pair of canary yellow rubber gloves. You pick up the woven blue bath mat, splattered with Jackson […]

Poetry from Tonya Eberhard

Poetry from Tonya Eberhard

Fireworks After dessert there is a lull. Forks devour the patriotic cake, scrape up red and blue frosting smeared on paper plates. The mosquitos are lazy. Weak flyers—they hover out of reach from candles coughing smoke. Star- spangled napkins take flight with the wind. Life hasn’t exhausted you yet. You cry on the short drive […]