Everything, Poetry

MY KENTUCKY/SNAKE SEARCHER by CM KEEHL

I was all need you were out         dog licking wound & ok/ so I’m destroyer all pressure pace move right through mouth & more do you swoon over Camus or coke & cum turn home melted ponder under slither fingers fighting fodder                           what kind of blood am I to you with war zipping hard underneath […]

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Everything, Poetry

BLOOM by KRISTIN CHANG

I touch myself like a wound & my skin spits up its color like blood. It’s beautiful to feel darkness unattended in the body. To love the backs of our hands, to forget what will end us. I bruise the underside of my tongue

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Art, Everything

BLOOM by ABBY CARON

Feminism is a really big part of who I am, so I love to incorporate that into my work by making it very much based on strong women. Art and creativity are the most important parts of my life, and I think that more emphasis on the arts is needed across the world and in […]

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Art, Everything

GROWTH by ABBY CARON

I’m constantly being inspired by color and nature. I love how certain colors interact with each other to create for some really interesting effects visually, and I think that color is the single biggest part in my work. If the colors don’t work, then I don’t feel that my art works at all. There’s not […]

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Everything, Prose

BETWEEN CULTURE AND AMERICA by FRANKIE CONCEPCION

My friend Phoebe is the first person I ever heard say the word ‘feminist’ in real life. “You know,” she had said, “I think the feminists really ruined it for us women.” It was the first time I had encountered the word outside a YouTube video, or a Tumblr post—my peepholes into American culture in […]

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Everything, Prose

OKAY, YOU ARE ART by SAMANTHA PEREZ

We met in class. I sat next to her and rested a forearm on the desk, watching her draw a pair of eyes. She looked up. “Can I draw yours?” I wore my hair pulled back into a ponytail, a t-shirt with sleeves that went to my elbows and a bare face; Mallory had black […]

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Everything, Poetry

ANXIOUS DIVA by HANNAH KUCHARZAK

Anxious Diva puts me up for ransom. I ask her why I can’t feel my body. She just wanted to smell the cake up close. Who can blame her? Herself orbitless, disappeared? Dress sagging below the knees. Miss Charity wearing a ski mask, no panties.

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Everything, Poetry

TWENTY-FIRST by AMY LAUREN JONES

On the picnic blanket under the oak tree my father turned to me and said: “We hope you always come back here,” where the shade eases the Southern sun on our pale skin, where we sit in favor, and I felt this birthday’s finite weight: the ratio of lie to light, and the brevity of […]

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Everything, Poetry

MALNOURISHED by JACKIE BRAJE

He says things the way spilled milk does, calcium cutting and bone dry, so I cry about it. We stand outside a Mexican diner and an Open sign’s screaming red and blue all over his face as he tells me he needs something more. My

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