Photo: Nick Ballon
Design: Adly Elewa
ISSUE FOUR, FALL 2016
An essay by Jerelle Kraus
Fiction by Amir Adam, Jekwu Anyaegbuna, and Olivia Parkes
Poems by Michael Brown Jr., Xava Nitzan De Cordova, Caitlin Dube, Tim Lavis, Maria Rosa Mills, Bryan Narendorf, Dennis O’Connell, Tim Robbins, Emily Sklar, Kevin Wood, Diana Woodcock, and Thomas Young
Art and photography by Kent Andreasen, Brian Arnold, Nathan Bajar, Nick Ballon, Elvert Barnes, Steven Beckly, Nick Boso, Parker Day, Maurice Van Es, McNair Evans, Jason Falchook, Nikita Gale, Jackie Gendel, Nicholas Gerber, Sandra Gramm, Harry Griffin, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Sarah Haug, Claudia Imbert, Zisis Kardianos, Cheryl Kelley, Arseni Khamzin, Adam Kremer, Jessica Labatte, Matthew C. Lange, Adam J Long, Charles Ludeke, Olaf Martens, Julian Master, Katie Vetter Miller, Nik Mirus, Aso Mohammadi, Sam Nixon, Tim Parchikov, Lucius Pax, John Francis Peters, Piotr Pietrus, Mimi Plumb, Annie Powers, Andrew Querner, Fabrizio Raschetti, Alexander Rotondo, Stephane Salvi, Lina Scheynius, Heather Sten, Hagihara Takuya, Camille Vivier, Carolin Walch, and Alba Yruela
5.5 x 8.5 in. 224 pages.
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