We can’t deny it, the latest issue of Stirring is one big HOT MESS. That’s because it’s our themed issue. The work in this issue has hot messes creeping just below the surface and others in full blown train wreck. Some are a slow burn, a kindling in the backyard, while others show the house burned down. Whatever the impact, one important message comes from this issue: we are all here together in this hot mess. We see you, we know you, and we will stand on the messy ashes with you.
This issue contains poetry from Jessica Walsh, Ana Garza G’z, and many others alongside fiction from Willy Doehring and nonfiction from Chelsey Clammers. It also includes two book reviews written by Jenna Le and Khaty Xiong with art from Claire Harmon, LB Johnston, and others. Guest edited by Amy Smith, this is an issue you can’t take your eyes off of.
- SUMMER 2018 VOL. 20 ED. 3 -