On the news, we thanked the FBI, local and state police, volunteers, everyone who helped us bring our daughter home. We asked for privacy while she recovered but were sure she wouldn’t need counseling, just a nightlight, new clothes, patience when she acted out. She came home with bloody socks and no underwear. She has […]
CARRIE SHIPER's poems have appeared in Connecticut Review, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Laurel Review, New England Review, North American Review, and other journals. She is the author of two chapbooks, Ghost-Writing (Pudding House, 2007) and Rescue Conditions (Slipstream, 2008), and a full-length collection, Ordinary Mourning (ABZ, 2010).
Like fairy tales, my mother’s stories were meant to order the world: Once, there was a fourteen- year-old girl, a windshield, a barbed wire fence. Once, there was a man your father knew, a gravel road, a cargo rack, a passenger pinned like a frog. I used to imagine myself victim of more benign emergencies: a […]
Issue 4 Summer 2011 ADETOKUNBO ABIOLA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. He has published Labulabu Mask, a novel (Macmillan Nigeria). He has also published in print and online magazines such as Rake Journal, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, Flask Review, Zapata!, Liberation Lit, Sage of Consciousness Review, Africa Writer.Com, Big Pulp, the One World Global Anthology, The November 3rd Club, Mobius-Journal for Social Change, Dog Eat Crow […]
F E A T U R E S Aleksandra Bogdanova в е з д е photographs David Kirby & Barbara Hamby SOUL MAN: LIFE IN RUSSIA, THEN AND NOW essay and photographs Jorge Volpi & Okla Elliott WAYS OF EXPLORING THE WORLD an interview with Jorge Volpi (English and Spanish version) Jorge Volpi SEASON OF […]