Past Excerpts

Poet June Sylvester Saraceno

Excerpt from Window by June Sylvester Saraceno

The following poem appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. The window fills with gardenia bloom in evening. The humid air, my sister’s voice, this window that I raise...
Short story by Marisa Handler

Excerpt from Biblioburro by Marisa Handler

The following short story appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. We wait at the edge of our pueblo, on the road that leads into the mountains and...
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...
Mitra Rahbar

Excerpt from Sacred Space by Mitra Rahbar

The following essay appears in our Winter 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. From a very young age, we learn to create space for all we do. We initially learn this...
Cyril Wong

Excerpt from Complementarity by Cyril Wong

The following poem appears in our July 2015 digital issue. Read the rest of the issue by downloading it here. A monk told me about how Niels Bohr used Hokusai’s One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji to...
Nahid Rachlin Fiction Judge

Excerpt from Perils by Nahid Rachlin

The following short story appears in our January 2015 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. In the middle of the night I woke to Niloufar’s crying and went to her room....
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Excerpt from Sitting Shiva by Gayle Brandeis

The following story appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download.         “Shiva doesn’t sit.” Eugene unfolds his legs from the lotus position, stretches them out across the parquet...

Excerpt from a review of Jacqueline Sheehan’s book The Tiger in the House

The following review by author Ellen Meeropol of Jacqueline Sheehan’s book The Tiger in the House appears in our Spring 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for purchase and digital download. Driving home from...