She showed me the cemetery’s letter, vehemently shaking the paper. Their earthly stay expired, your bones must be picked up. She had secured the plot of land with a row of linden trees, not imagining what we were about to enact, your new unburied capacity. The house was freezing, a single lamp turned on. Impatience […]
LAURA CHALAR is a Uruguayan lawyer, writer, and translator, currently dividing her time between Buenos Aires and her hometown of Montevideo. She has published two poetry collections and two volumes of short stories, one of which received an honorable mention in the Uruguayan Ministry of Culture’s Annual Literary Awards 2009. Her work has appeared in such magazines as Magma, The London Magazine, Frogmore Papers, Rising, Iota, Rain Dog, Versal, Legal Studies Forum, Louisville Review, Coal City Review, and the Rio Grande Review. Her work was nominated for a Pushcart in 2011.
On his motorcycle, far from the Prague of his birth, Mateo knows strength comes from speed. To be one with the machine, in a straight line, even in bends. Aerodynamic device, body at the service of wind. Only a calculation error, the wrong acceleration in a blowout, leads to collision. After the crash, he stands […]
Issue 5 Spring 2012 ALYSE BENSEL is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Penn State. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cider Press Review, The Summerset Review, and Foothill Poetry, among others. When not engaged in her teaching and studies, she volunteers for a cat rescue and participates in a work-share program at a local CSA farm. […]
FEATURED ARTIST Sheng Qi Painting without Colour: A Gallery NONFICTION Helen DeWitt Experimental, Interstitial, and Hybrid an interview with Helen DeWitt conducted by S. P. MacIntyre Alan Heathcock Never Not a Writer an interview with Alan Heathcock conducted by Okla Elliott Amy Holwerda Like the Wine of Our Red Alaska FICTION WinLo333 Sob Stories Gerard […]