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Issue 4: Fall 2021

Visual Art

They Are Their Own: A Portfolio by Amina Cruz

by Amina Cruz

Essays/Nonfiction

Slow Burn: On Amina Cruz’s Photography

by Raquel Gutiérrez

Poetry

“Orbit,” “Becoming Unbecoming”

by Leah Umansky

Neighborhoods Project

Remember Cash Only: The Delicious Pull of Gardena

by Naomi Hirahara, Edwin Ushiro

Essays/Nonfiction

A Still Life

by Eva Recinos

Essays/Nonfiction

Prickly Love

by liz gonzález

Collaborations

M’boitatá

by Karen Tei Yamashita, Ronaldo Oliveira, Ana Maria Seara

Conversations

A Bunch of Paper Boxes Is Not a Novel: A Conversation with Karen Tei Yamashita

by Melissa Chadburn

Poetry

Smoothing Stone

by Robert Krut

Poetry

“How to Disappear in America,” “39,” “God of War in the Coin Laundry”

by Michelle Franke

Poetry

“Du bout de la pensée,” “Andante Emasculata,” “Emasculata con scratchy”

by Alina Stefanescu

Poetry

“Self-Portrait in the Dark,” “Meditation on Communication,” “Meditation on Revision,” “Meditation on Transmutation”

by Dean Rader

Fiction

Everyone Was Singing “Freiheit”

by Lisa Alvarez

Poetry

“For a Person Who May Not Even Exist,” “Just Another Poem”

by Alexis Garcia

Essays/Nonfiction

This Frantic Bounty

by Chris Daley

Poetry

“Tempelhof” and “Berlin”

by Rachel Mannheimer

Fiction

The Fish Dish

by Kathrin Schmidt, Sue Vickerman

Poetry

Another Life

by Jose Hernandez Diaz

Fiction

Wednesday

by Désirée Zamorano

Eye of the Beholder

How to Build an Artist

by Jackie DesForges

Multimedia

A Meditation on Risk

by Brian Bouldrey, Will Sonheim

Poetry

“Memorial Day in the Post-Apocalyptic Sculpture Garden,” “The Blinding Noise of the Day,” “You Were Running Through My Thoughts”

by Gail Wronsky

Coming December

Conversations
Zadie Smith Interviewed by Geoff Dyer
Fiction
The Concrete Slides of Northern California
Responses
A Complicated Grief
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