Everything, Poetry

NOTES ON TENDERNESS by KIKI NICOLE

i. & i once knew a Truthi swallowed it whole after we fuckedhow it crept thru on the down low,real slick,thick & heavy & embarrassing.love looked at me & exhaledgushed a song out of their mouth all“didn’t u like it?”i wanted to say it was all i had to live on.instead i lingered in the […]

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Everything, Poetry

GOD GIVES AN ELEGY by DIANA KHONG

my white willow name is doctor, creator of cold sheets, levee raiser as i kiss cheek & child, i am softer in my own hands, but hard as light parsed through a man’s lens       to empty cement giants and husk men       i have left retrograding, i am sorry under my heel: rainwater, my toe: typhoon […]

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Everything, Poetry

& SO I CLIMBED by EKİN AYDOĞDU

& so i climbed the fig tree in my grandparent’s backyard, so i sat there the entire summer of  my sixteenth year, ate nothing but figs –                unripe, overripe, hard, soft, juicy,                sweet, sticky, cracked open like my       […]

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Art, Everything

VAGABOND CITY interviews HELEN ROBERTSON

Helen Robertson‘s collages encourage us to look at the world in an entirely different way, to see each other and the space between us as layered instead of separate, colors pooling and building to build a reality maybe none of us can see all at once. It made us feel thoughtful, and inspired, and connected. […]

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Creative Nonfiction, Everything, Prose

DIALTONE by AMANDA ROSE

Our mother named you after a lighthouse keeper from a book she read once and I always wondered, when she told me that, if she thought you would be her salvation because it certainly seemed that way with how she spent those hours secluded in her room talking to you on the phone while I […]

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