issue nine

Cover Art by Kwong Kwok Wai

Issue #9 ~ Autumn 2022

Released October 24, 2022


Yahrzeit &
Meditation at North Beach Park, Burlington
              by Anne Whitehouse
 The Hair Poem: a Haibun &
 The Wax Poem
              by Andy Winter
  Mother’s Day, Register 7
              by William Bonfiglio

Flash Nonfiction

Mutation of a Body
              by Bridgit Kuenning-Pollpeter
 The Reason You’re Wrong About Wearing Shoes in the House
               by Mathew Serback


Explication Of My Guilt
              by Jessica Pulver
              by Lauren Davenport

Flash Fiction

              by Rhea Bryce
Ersatz Coffee
              by Ernie Sadashige


Let It Burn
              by Noelle Nori
Take Your Shot
              by Briana Wipf

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Summer Elegy II by Todd Robinson

Summer Elegy II | Todd Robinson Nebraska’s bare branchespaw at skies full of pointless blue, mercurial daymoon.Powerless like me or my disabled wifewobbling our broken palace in cashmere and bracken. She…

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dear sister by Sequoia Maner

dear sister | Sequoia Maner   i’d like to think we never experienced a world where foster care fostered absence. we went to the roller rink for birthdays. later we…

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What They Carried With Them by Ellen June Wright

What They Carried With Them | Ellen June Wright They carried everything one can bring              when one can bring nothing. They carried everything they knew:              languages and dialects, songs mothers taught…

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