Issue Twelve, Fall 2022

Cover by Atong Atem. Blue Weave, 2021. Courtesy of MARS Gallery and the artist.


Nonfiction by Cora Lee Womble-Miesner

Fiction by John William McConnell, Mariana Villas-Boas, and Sandro Veronesi (trans. Jennifer Panek)

Poetry by Nathan Blansett, Madeleine Cravens, Chelsea Harlan, Kelly Hoffer, Peach Kander, Wayne Koestenbaum, Maggie Millner, Karisma Price, Margaret Ross, and Simon Shieh

Art and Photography by Lauren Bamford, Christopher Barraja, Lin Blythe, Ali Cherkis, W. Goodwin, Ori Harpaz, Joseph Heathcott, Jenica Heintzelman, Selby Hurst Inglefield, Natisa Jones, Natalia González Martín, Tim Matusch, Olivia Noss, Scott Rossi, Vito Salamone, Tonje Thilesen, Cristina Velásquez, and Salomé Wu

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