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Editor’s Note: “The Summer of My Discontent” by David L. Ulin

 

ESSAYS/NONFICTION

 

“You’re Breaking My Heart” by Chrys Tobey

“Macrodosed” by Roberto Lovato

“Walking in Zigzag” by Diane Mehta

 

FICTION

 

“The Joneses” by Stephen Graham Jones

“The Ship on the Horizon” by Ben Loory

“Only We Are Here” by Clary Ahn

Calistoga” by Edan Lepucki

“After David” by Catherine Texier

 

POETRY

“[White Noise],” “Sonnet,” “The Myth of Space Travel” by Mag Gabbert

“Los Angeles, Summer 2020,” “Thank You” by Sheila McMullin

“The Art of Bullfighting” by Jose Hernandez Diaz

“Palermo,” “In Praise of Pottery” by M. Cottonwood

“(N)evermore,” “We Learn the Names of Things,” Brief As We Are” by Gregory Mahrer

“Hyperbolic Geometry,” “Lavender Eucalyptus Boyfriend,” “Jean Seberg,” “Marion Cotillard” by Eileen G’Sell

“English as a Second Languish” by John Olivares Espinoza

 

CONVERSATIONS

 

Nicole Rudick in conversation with Sam Stephenson

 

PORTFOLIO

 

Introducing the Southern California Review Archives

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

DIARY

 

“Clay Diary” by Abigail Thomas

 

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

 

“How Can I Make Them Hear Me?” by Cooper Gillespie

 

RESPONSES

 

“Slow Homecoming” by Sven Birkerts