So he took the pellet gun from his hands, nudged the grackle’s beak with the butt of it. The noise from her mouth, like Catch me, Catch me. He lowered himself to his knees (that summer, he had grown five inches) to slam the gun into her blue/black head. Then a loop of blood at […]
MAGGIE GLOVER is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has appeared in Verse Daily, Smartish Pace, failbetter, The Journal, 32 Poems, Connotation Press, and other literary journals. She lives in San Francisco.
One side offered, believe or not: daisies. Their orange bowties and Monroe piercings made a hundred cities in the grass. The other side: the knowledge of grasshoppers, how to jump rope—they wore sneakers that looked like sneakers, slogan pins like Shy in the Tooth. The battle raged. After careful thought, I arranged for both teams to […]
The first time I shot your rifle, its recoil marked my chest— not in watercolors as your thumbprints on my waist— but in broken-vessel black, purple angering the wound-edges while you taught me to decrease the impact, pushing the butt into my shoulder. A friend once wrote: a gun gives everyone potential (whether shooter or shot […]
Issue 3 Fall 2010 JOY AL-SOFI currently teaches English in Hong Kong. She has worked in the high-tech industry and before that practiced law in both Oregon and Texas. Her work includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction and she has been published in the USA and Hong Kong. She has done theater reviews for community radio […]
FEATURED ARTIST Robert MacCready UNTITLED STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST notes on life and work TRANSLATIONS epigrams by Catullus, translated from the Latin by David Macey 1 : : 85 fiction by Ólafur Gunnarsson, translated from the Icelandic by Ólafur Gunnarsson and Steven Meyers THE THAW poetry by Jan Kochanowski and Adam Mickiewicz, translated from […]