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 […]