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    Poem by Boris Kokotov

    Selfies invented by the son of a river god
    were rediscovered millennia later. Image
    betrays shortcomings of imagination. Look

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    Personal essay by Natalie Bergman

    I would dream of African countries fighting for independence in the 1960s and wished I could have been there. The world still cast a dark spell on my impressionable mind

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  • Poem by Boris Kokotov

    you do not need thoughts – only scissors
    to clip the intriguing words

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  • Poem by Bruno Alves

    my tongue is drenched of colorful verbs
    I want to sprinkle

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  • Editorial: Love and Loss

    The themes of love and loss burn like wildfire in this collection.  Our intercultural authors bring you stories and poems rife with powerful imagery.  These are not romantic notions of love or loss, but the gut-wrenching stuff of everyday life that we are all too familiar with. Perhaps the most heartbreaking of these is ‘To [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Escapism and Realism

    There are moments when news—really bad news—inspires writers and poets, and in that inspiration we read works that are indubitably relevant to our present condition.  Rhimi’s To Motherless Aleppo and Mallik’s Veil of Warfare are poems that contribute to the ever-growing literature on Aleppo, instigating a consciousness of responsibility on us to raise our voices [&hellip... Read on...