In Noa Noa, his diary of the South Seas, Paul Gauguin wrote that with the death of King Pomare of Tahiti the last vestiges of ancient tradition had disappeared. “A profound sadness took possession of me....It was the Tahiti of former times which I loved. That of the present […]
Darien Hsu Gee lives and writes from the island of Hawaii. In addition to her book publications, Darien’s most recent work appears in Columbia Review, Shanghai Literary Review (forthcoming winter 2018), and Delmarva Review (forthcoming winer 2018). She is currently an MFA candidate at Rainier Writing Workshop, […]
José Felipe Alvergue is a graduate of both the Cal Arts Writing and Buffalo Poetics programs. He is the author of gist : rift : drift : bloom (2015) and precis (2017). He lives and works in Wisconsin.
Merle L. Bachman is a poet, English professor (Spalding University in Louisville, KY) and a romantic who vacillates between 19th and 21st centuries.
Chloe Firetto-Toomey is an English-American-Poet-Essayist. She enjoys meatballs, cats, and jazz. Find her work in Crannog, Sundog, Cosmonauts Avenue, Origins, Burrow Street, Saw Palm, among others. Little Cauliflower, a chapbook of poems, will be published by Dancing Girl Press in the Fall of 2018.
Megan Grumbling’s collection Booker’s Point (UNT 2016) was awarded the Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry and the Maine Book Award for Poetry. Her work has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Robert Frost Foundation Award, and has appeared in Poetry, Crazyhorse, The Iowa […]
What kind of son of a bitch plants a Ficus Benjamina catty corner to their driveway? Not me. No siree Bob. When we bought the property back in ’78, that sucker was already a stout bush. Pathetic unkempt juniper leaves sprouting every which way, waxy and in need of a […]
Sex Work 1. The man paid for lunch, of course. I didn’t want to be seen eating bread. So I ordered the salmon and left leaves behind in the bowl. The server cleared the plates before I could decide. Then I went to the Greek markets […]
“The Main Setting” Let’s remember that when Mary Richards shows up in Minneapolis, she’s a stranger to us. Soon, we’ll learn she’s had a steady boyfriend for the last two years. We’ll discover Bill let Mary “nearly support him” throughout his residency. We’ll come to understand they […]
“I think, if she were to see a little girl who behaved in all respects like herself, it would be a continual horror and misery to her, and would ultimately drive her mad.” –Nathanial Hawthorne on his daughter Una It’s a brisk October morning. I’ve driven a […]