Poetry

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Jujubes

By Sepideh Soltaninia
My father strikes a jujube tree and the sundried fruit balter into a bedsheet I hold below. How strange, to beat a living thing for its dying fruit. To wrest from it...
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Gloss

By David Epstein
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undone

By Kari Teicher
if there is no crease in a palm, how new is the baby how new is the wound, how deep when the doctor goes to wrest a sac from your insides he...
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Untraveled Orbits

By Krishnakumar Sankaran
Palm trees swish the edge of our hearing, too close to the air for any real communion. Water lips our toes, withdraws. Moored boats, like ancient spearheads, stand vigil against the sea....
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a basement birthday party in manitoba, 2006

By Roshni Riar
i offer to put aside my brownness if no one else will mention it, like a schoolyard trade of mediocre packed lunches, a promise that everyone will benefit from this lying for...
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In the future you are still here

By Hailey Siracky
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Day 38

By Josh Lefkowitz
And now the rain is starting. It doesn’t have to mean anything more than the pavement’s gone wet. If you were a flower you’d be happy right now. / What was that...

Outside the Window, a Kite Show

By Ian Keteku
Ambitious boy chases a kite—reaches tries again, squats down and jumps half-a-foot in the air, the tallest he’s ever been. Kites like dreams aren’t meant to be caught they dance slow, close...

I Intend to Outlast

By Jameka Williams
I am not the same machine which came rambling off the conveyor belt, hugging the bolts & wires spilling from her vivisection. I’m last year’s model with a sleeker, softer system of...