Issue 8 Summer 2014 HANNAH DELA CRUZ ABRAMS received the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award for her novella The Man Who Danced with Dolls and her memoir-in-progress The Following Sea. She has also been accorded a Rona Jaffe National Literary Award and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship. Her work has most recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Oxford American, Waccamaw, and Southern […]
SETH MICHELSON‘s most recent poetry collection, Eyes Like Broken Windows (Press 53, 2012) won the poetry category of the 2013 International Book Awards. He also translates poetry, with his most recent book in translation being roly poly (Toad Press, 2014), his English-language rendering of bicho bola (Yaugurú, 2012), by the Uruguayan poet Victoria Estol. He teaches the literature of the Americas in the Department of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University.
Tonight it hits me y de repente I’m struck by acid understanding: assimilation es una trampa de los devotos de la ausencia. I mean, quién de nosotros would lust wildly for her own disappearance? We must speak nuestras lenguas or cease to exist, correcto? So our tongues flicker-trip over linguistic borders, spitting blue-green fire with […]
—found in an interview with actor Levar Burton, who is African-American Listen: I’m gonna be honest with you. This is a practice I engage in every time I’m stopped by law enforcement. I’ve taught this to my son, now thirty-three, as part of my duty as a father to ensure he knows the kind of […]
EDITORS‘ INTRODUCTION Paul Crenshaw & Okla Elliott Special Nonfiction Issue FEATURED ARTICLE David Kirby photos by Barbara Hamby Who Made That Wooden Horse, and What’s It Doing on Our Beach? What Greece Needs Now ESSAYS Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams Letter to Laurena Amy Gigi Alexander From Lost to Loved in Bihar Robert Cowan Close Call […]