Creative Nonfiction, Everything, Prose

BUT I AM NOT TOBY by DAVON LOEB

Mom always talked about the importance of ancestry. She’d say that most Black people don’t know their history. She’d sit me down, and go over a list of books: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, From Slavery to Freedom, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Things Fall Apart, Black Boy, and Black […]

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Everything, Poetry

BLUE SHIRT MAN by URVI KUMBHAT

Raindrops gathered on my nose like a piercing. It was that just awake, yawning Delhi rain Leaving me not quite wet not quite dry I am quite honestly lost in these gullies Rain has that faraway look in my eye quality— It scoops out my soul and scatters it in the dirt. Swanky house Block […]

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Everything, Poetry

ENTOMOLOGY by IAN HILL

A blush of night-bloom. That exquisite last word. In the type of family that could afford To fall apart, a young girl grows More hands than things to cling to. She’s Just thumbnail innocence, motel white Wallpaper thighs and perforated silence In glitter flecked too-open hands.

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Everything, Poetry

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT) by SAMANTHA CHEH

I sometimes wonder how, when I am not paying attention, from behind me, like a cinematic ghost, you creep back into the creases of my skin, where the sister-parts of my arms meet, the length of them seeming to break in two. Stiff like joss sticks burning down to ash, propped up in bricks laid […]

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Everything, Poetry

THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH AND OTHER NICETIES” by ALISON GRAHAM

I was the fishes’ lungs, the earrings                                                                                            1 on your daughter and polyphonic you were checking the time. – a hell of a way to go, uprooting leg hair                                                                                                3 and the picnic plate tongued by flies. When the news called me exceptional they spoke into a microphone of me: the […]

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