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Hope Immortal – by Cassondra Windwalker

Shamelessly I have chased the athanasia of the ones I love. I paint them on paper in impossible hues, determined that the glory of their incarnation will render them unforgettable. Inevitably, though, I am...

The 10 Aspirations – by Alison McBain

I. I am one truth of many. Thou shalt respect all gods and religions, not just one. II. Thou shalt not eschew those who make a carved image of faith, for I am a loving...

Hope Deferred – by Megan Wildhood

If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.” ~Noam Chomsky I have started to assume there’s no hope. It started when half my country burning while half my country flooding...

I Know You Very Well – by Courtney Joan

I know you very well. I know what makes you angry. I know when you are lying, And when you tell the truth. Nothing you do surprises me. You are an easy book to read. And...

Writing on HOPE: The Psalmist’s Prayer – by Mary F. Burns

The Psalms have  always been a source of wisdom, comfort, depth and wonder for me personally, and for countless millions who have read, recited, heard and studied them through millennia of history. They timelessly...

The Past is Glass, Turpentine, Rags: A Garden of Love

 They think they love God! It is only his old clothes—of which they make scarecrows for the children. Where will they come nearer to God than in these very children? —Henry David Thoreau, Journal (Nov...

The Song of Autumn, By JoyAnne O’Donnell

The autumn is filled with pumpkins prayers for miles God's endless smiles on cool breezes shines high rise's of many colors with the leaves dance on the ground in the sky with autumns wing's flies a great season an inspiring reason peace in...
Naomi Lakritz

Excerpt from Robert’s Voice by Naomi Lakritz

The following essay appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. The strangest thing about Robert is how his voice changed in the years after he died. In...

Excerpt from The Tobin Bridge by Kevin Carey

The following poem appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. Read the rest of Kevin’s poem and the entire issue. I have friends who are afraid of crossing bridges. It panics them to drive with the world spreading...
Michelle Bigley

Excerpt from Crecer: Growing in Buenos Aires by Michele Bigley

The following essay appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. In the cold rain, wearing a jacket I believed waterproof, I exited Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires’ most...