This harvest season of wheat and chaff, of what’s reaped and what’s left behind, of ghosts and keepsakes, Persephone gets cozier. “The dead have become my playthings,” she admits in Jade Hurter’s work. Elsewhere, the living continue to speak back to the dead, as in Caroline Plasket’s “Daruma,” “to finish the stories they started.” As night overtakes day, one bounty, one story replaces another. Yet something persists from the past, something crosses over. At “the devil’s hour,” Laura Villareal writes, “something still runs wild in me.”
This issue contains poetry from Kristy Bowen, Adam Tavel, Kami Westhoff, William Wright, and many others, alongside terrific fiction from Ricardo Wilson and two, sharp flash nonfiction pieces from Chris Shorne. Herein you’ll also find a review of Trish Hopkinson’s recent chapbook by Deborah Hauser and art from Jessica Brilli, Hoda Zarbaf and others, all guest edited by Stevie Edwards.
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