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Material Resistance

by Oksana Maksymchuk

Nowhere safe to go
I keep myself hidden in
an anonymous uniform Continue reading

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Calle Ocho y el Mundo

by Sophia Falber

-after a mural of Celia Cruz by Alejandra Seda, 2021

Her name in all its glory:
√örsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso.
Taking space:
on the page,
on the wall,
on the stage. Continue reading

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Headphones: A Brief History and Other Notes

by Danielle Verwers

I.
Baldwin sold the set he built
there on the kitchen table
to the Navy. Continue reading

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Are You Still Watching?

by Candice Kelsey

My head is the lawn of a country manor overrun by horses released on a fox hunt. I press a thumb to my occipital muscle with the rhythm of a gallop. Tally ho! the corpuscles scream as I manipulate the pressure point. I notice the screen above the mantle flashing Are you still watching? I select Yes, of course. Although this sixth episode of season one of Murder, She Wrote is evidence I am not watching at all. Lynne Redgrave and Angela Lansbury fill the silence three days after Christmas while my family travels. My anxiety forbids me to leave the house. Continue reading

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Dawn From the 31st Floor

by Richard Schiffman

The way the morning yawns a horizon just before sunup
and the sky brightens to a porcelain bowl of ashes.
That trembled hush as night lights blink out like fireflies
and towers teeter up, a troupe of ballerinas surprised Continue reading

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