ISSUE 09 - SUMMER 2020

Dear Readers,

We hope that you are well, wherever you are at this juncture.

Spring has burgeoned from across the hills, and we remain in the folds of its quiet upheaval. There have been major professional and personal transitions in these months, and we were delighted to receive several quality submissions in this duration.

Issue Nine is an offering of plentitudes. We remain committed to amplifying diverse voices.

We take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support and generosity. As we embark on beginning work for Issue Ten, we invite you to participate in the process. We have some exciting aspirations lined up for our next issue, and encourage you to join in this endeavour.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.


The Editors

ISSUE 09 Editors
Poetry Editor: Sneha Subramanian Kanta
Art / Photography / Fiction Editor: Harshal Desai
Fiction Editor: Cathy Ulrich

Front Cover Photo
‘Crystal Cove Three Colours’ by Kathy Good

Journal Layout and Cover Design
Harshal Desai


To make winter – Sean Cho A.

Emily As We Bring Ourselves To The Creek – Darren C. Demaree

Pillow Talk – Meher Manda

Daughters of Bilquis – Fartashia Wijdan

We do not end even when our vessels let us go – Nadia Gerassimenko

i am writing my own national anthem – Kimberly Nguyen

Morning – Nicole Callihan

How I Begin the New Decade – Brooke Lehmann

Cloud / land arc – Alicia Byrne Keane

Falling into Earth – Aiden Heung

Dear John Berryman – David Crews

albatross, polyethylene – Matthew Leep

Punta Arenas – Leijia Hanrahan

Taste – Nidhi Mahajan

Arranged Marriage – Preeti Vangani

Weighted – Micaela Walley

Wander Throughout – Shome Dasgupta


Van for Sale – Joshua Jones

Harvest Season – Lucy Zhang

This is your prayer, the orgasm says – Tara Isabel Zambrano


Off Hwy 50, NV – Garrett Cotham

Desert Living – Garrett Cotham

Cocktails, Dancing – Garrett Cotham


Crystal Cove Three Colors – Kathy Good

Morning – Kathy Good

Pollution vs Beauty – Kathy Good

Birds Eye View – Kathy Good

Beautiful Shade – Kathy Good

Hillside Homes – Kathy Good