ISSUE 06 - SUMMER 2019

Dear Readers,

We bring Issue Six to you with much gratitude, warmth, and joy. As spring petals, we write to the world and live with its forces of reckoning. We resist, we read, and form a collected consciousness of reimagining the spaces we inhabit. Issue Six is an amalgamation of myriad voices that work with wonder, remembrance,  questioning, and resistance. This issue personifies strength to us in multiple ways, and we hope you enjoy reading the works of our talented contributors.

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The Editors

Poetry Editor: Sneha Subramanian Kanta
Art / Photography / Fiction Editor: Harshal Desai

Fiction Readers: Bhumika Choudhary, Emma Stevenson, Nelson Charity John, and Nadia

Front Cover Photo
‘Land Formations Series (Caverns)’ by Erin Schalk

Journal Layout and Cover Design
Harshal Desai


Elephant In The Room – Ardra Manasi

What The Cicadas Are Singing – Carly Maria Hubbard

Autumn – Cat Dixon

A Prayer – Kate Wilson

Comforter – Nancy Campbell

Outside Our Old Apartment In Jeddah, 2012 – Prem Sylvester

Raktakarabi – Riddhi Dastidar

Carousel #1 – Jen Rouse

Immaculate Things – Satya Dash

Rosarian – Katherine Hoerth

The Book Of Snails – Natalie Solmer

Schizo Tries Hypnosis – Jake Bailey


The Shapeshifting Hawthorn Tree – Chris Wright

We Moved The Earth – Kelly Duarte

The Dolls Of 12B – James R. Gapinski

The Red X – David Meischen

Hope They Call It Dakota – Cole Hersey

The One With Francis Ford Coppola’s Nephew – James Drew Siegel


Land Formation Series – Erin Schalk