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 […]

Imagineer by Richard Hermes

    The old inventor of the duck neck hook and the metal fruit scoop fingered the worn edges of a business card as he pushed his cart toward the first bend on Thonglor. There, in front of where Khun Sai’s hardware store used to be, was the spot where […]

Coming to Terms by Susan Sample

    I’m heading home. I’m reading “situations of vertiginous vulnerability” penned by a woman with ovarian cancer. I’m highlighting in pencil: “...reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.” I’m seated in the emergency exit row. “…words will tell you things you never thought or felt […]