Prose


Raccoon by Bill Smoot

    They were making love by the light of the oil lamp she had given him for his birthday. He saw the flickering shadows through his half-closed eyes, and he felt her heels bump along his spine. An occasional whisper of air, heavy with the scent of jasmine blooming […]


Tuyuna by Leeanna Torres

    Brian speaks the name with intention, even though he is a white man. T-u-y-u-n-a. There is a deep-thudded “nuh” at the end of his pronunciation, thick with meaning and command, and the name takes on a life of its own as it sounds itself out through his mouth […]


Notes Towards an Articulation of the Lyric Essay; Bearing Witness To An Ever Changing Landscape. by Chloe Firetto-Toomey

Download the PDF file .     Chloe Firetto-Toomey is an English-American MFA student at Florida International University, where she served as Poetry Editor for Gulf Stream Literary Magazine. She is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, and the recipient of the 2017 Academy of American Prize. Find her poems and essays […]