• Tattoo-Ink

    Poem by Christina Kim


    The day before his death, John Smith arthritically googled information on how to tie a noose (with one-fingered typing), only to temporarily dismiss the idea because there was no suitable place to hang the contraption.

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  • © Patrick Emerson via flickr.com

    Poem by Art Bouman


    This is not my country
    and these people are not
    my people.

    I was never so wrong as then.
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  • © Farhad Sadykov via flickr.com

    Short story by Julia Hirsch


    No one thought to offer Mischa a ride. So it took him almost two hours on the metro to get to Preobrazhenskoe Cemetery

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  • © Patrick Emerson via Flickr.com

    Poem by D. Mars Yuvarajan


    Hate has spoken my name;
    Hate has spoken my name in the morning without light,
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  • 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...

  • Editorial: Elements of Literature

    On a dry and windy day in January 2012, Cecile, Samir, Sofia and Vanessa walked out of the notary’s office in Rotterdam, nervous and excited at having registered officially as a foundation.  Now more than five years later, we are still up and running and barely managing to cope with the influx of submissions. We [&hellip... Read on...