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Issue 5: Winter/Spring 2022

Poetry

“I’ve Come to Pee in Your Lake” and “Fly”

by Angelica Whitehorne

Fiction

Picture of Spring

by Adalena Kavanagh

Poetry

Matin

by Marisa P. Clark

Poetry

“Law of the Letter,” “My Wife Falls Asleep to Friends and It Streams All Night,” and “Quabbin Reservoir”

by Elizabeth Galoozis

Conversations

Christos Ikonomou and Karen Emmerich Interviewed by David L. Ulin

by David L. Ulin

Fiction

A Dreadful Consolation

by Christos Ikonomou, Karen Emmerich

Poetry

“Ode to Billy Idol,” “Prayer to St. Anthony, Patron Saint of Lost Things,” “Ode to my 11-Year-Old’s Shadow of a Mustache,” “Gwyneth Paltrow’s P*ssy,” and “They Teased, If you Love Your Dog So Much, Why Don’t You Marry Him?”

by Sonia Greenfield

Responses

Struck or Shaken

by Elda María Román

Essays/Nonfiction

Married in a Hurricane, Divorced in a Drought: On a Loss of Nature, and the Nature of Loss

by Erin Ruffin

Essays/Nonfiction

Exile in Desire

by Lynell George

Poetry

“In the Beginning,” “Containment,” “The Scene,” and “Poem Beginning With a Line by Wayne Koestenbaum”

by Randall Mann

Eye of the Beholder

Pecking Order

by Rishi Reddi

Poetry

“Unsolicited”

by Debora Kuan

Fiction

Man of the House

by Laurel Doud

Eye of the Beholder

Our Bodies, Our Grief

by Ashley Perez

Essays/Nonfiction

Last Home

by Debra Monroe

Visual Art

Days of the Dead: Shrines for the American Dream

by Harryette Mullen

Fiction

Deliverance

by Janet Sarbanes

Conversations

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speakers Series Presents An Evening with Zadie Smith: Zadie Smith Interviewed by Geoff Dyer

by Zadie Smith, Geoff Dyer

Poetry

“I’m Driving to Fresno (And I don’t care who knows it)”, “Noir Confession—with Evasions”, and “Noir Stanzas: Pieces of Advice, after Viewing…”

by Suzanne Lummis

Poetry

Child of Immigrants

by Jia-Rui Cook

Fiction

I Know You’re There

by Paul Tremblay

Air/Light is published quarterly in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California.

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