winter issue 2022

Alison Meyers: My Library Memories

The Executive Director of Writers & Books, (the literary arts center in Rochester, NY) and prior Executive Director of Cave Canem Foundation (Brooklyn, NY) on the shared love of reading and growing up with a two-room public library in the rural hamlet of Readfield, Maine.

King

A Poem by Rethabile Masilo

David Mills: Three Poems

David Mills shares three poems from BONEYARN; his latest collection which psychologically excavates the biographies of New York’s African Burial Ground–America’s oldest and largest slave cemetery

After the Play

A poem by Victoria Korth

Mockery

a poem by James Croal Jackson

Two Poems

by Robbie Gamble

Meet George Grace

Artist George Grace tries to separate himself, in terms of subject matter and style, from other representational artists while paying homage to so many who came before him.

Lost or Found

Filmmaker Mara Ahmed and art historian Claudia Pretelin share a tender epistolary dialogue about art, memory, language and becoming

Sic Terminus

a poem by Robert Penick

Shadows

a poem by Cameron Morse

Patchwork

a poem by Sandra Anfang

Rainmaker

a poem by Stephen Barile

Overwintering

a poem by Jeffrey Alfier

Two Poems

by Steven Ray Smith

Coleslaw

a poem by Harold Ackerman

The Color White

“There was a faraway village, thousands of years old, one I could trace my bloodlines back to. Sogha was a place where my ancestors drew water from a well and stored earthen crocks of kimchi deep in the ground, where medicinal herbs were plucked alongside the river and dispersed to young and old, where babies were born at sunrise only to be buried by sunset, where tiny graves dotted flowering hillsides in spring.”

Two Poems

by Ann Howells

Two Poems

by Carol L. Deering

Two Poems

by Kathleen Wedl

Two Poems

by Barbara Krasner

Garage

by Jane Desmond

Two Poems

by Ed Coletti

Plastic Breath

By Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi 

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