STORY OF THE WEEK

The Gambler By Morgan Talty

The Gambler

The first time I drove a car, I was with my father. I can’t remember what car I drove. My father didn’t even own one; he was notorious for crashing.

POEM OF THE WEEK

Three Children Covered Half by a Thumb By Emma Aylor

Three Children Covered Half by
a Thumb

Six saddle shoes, six socks, but only one, whose face survives the caught slant of aperture, smiles in pigtails.

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NONFICTION

A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route By Saidiya Hartman

A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route

I wanted to engage the past, knowing its perils and dangers still threatened and that even now lives hung in the balance.

Spring Issue

FICTION

FICTION

FICTION

Spring Issue

FICTION

Making Things Up By Kate Axelrod

Making Things Up

It was late January when I started to notice ingrown hairs along my bikini line. I showed Becky, who said decisively that they were not ingrown hairs.

FICTION

Donnaiolo By Richard Bausch

Donnaiolo

“It comes to my attention that the children are staying with you. You do not want me as an enemy, Signore Hartsford.”

FICTION

Oklahoma By Scott Karambis

Oklahoma

All our imagined fears—predators lurking in vans, drug dealers in town—are nothing compared to our fear of the rich.

FICTION

NONFICTION

NONFICTION

FICTION

Another Star By Kirstin Valdez Quade

Another Star

When Angel explained that Mike tried to strangle her, Marissa just shook her head. “He was joking. Mike jokes around.”

NONFICTION

Billionaires’ Boats By Hal Crowther

Billionaires’ Boats

The way we react to mega-yachts and Mar-a-Lago polarizes Americans as much as the way we feel about race or assault rifles and the NRA.

NONFICTION

The Far Side of the Moment By Maria Hummel

The Far Side of the Moment

Momentum in fiction arrives when the author shifts gears to deliver both the experience and the meaning of change.

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

POETRY

From BINT By Ghinwa Jawhari

From BINT

actresses, their pealing laughs breaking laws in every language, opened windows in our dreams both-handed, waved us in, naked elbows on the sill.

POETRY

Innocence and Other Poems By Erin L. McCoy

Innocence and
Other Poems

Pooled against midnight, she studied a guidebook to uninterrupted sleep. I left our city intact beneath the passport of my skin.

POETRY

Wings, 1999 By Yaccaira Salvatierra

Wings, 1999

We cracked the door open: there was air gushing in through an open window and they weren’t moths thumping around but fluttering phone cards.

POETRY

CARTOONS

CARTOONS

POETRY

On the Isle of Fast-Flowing Waters By JinJin Xu

On the Isle of Fast-Flowing Waters

LIKE ANY YOUNG POET the Misty Poet writes the Poem not for the hunger-striking students, but for the Lover he meets on the train.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-04 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-04

New art and humor from Pat Byrnes, Bob Eckstein, Kate Isenberg, David Rowles, and Mick Stevens.

CARTOONS

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-03 By Various Artists

Cartoon Art Volume 2021-03

Great new toons by Juan Astasio, Mary Lawton, Drew Panckeri, Sam Patnoe, and Julia Suits.