veracity to the core

Lauren Bender interviews
Vi Khi Nao


Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Vi Khi Nao, our Issue #26 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about authenticity in literature, her philosophy of revision, and her love of writing in different forms and genres…. Read more


realities that you just can’t make up

Katie Stromme interviews
Nancy McCabe


Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Nancy McCabe, our Issue #26 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about embracing the wrong turns in life, her love for the revision process, and her decision to rework a memoir draft into a collection of essays…. Read more


matter has memory

Mike Sweeney interviews
Rose B. Simpson


Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Rose B. Simpson, our Issue #26 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her relationship to vulnerability and power, the importance of intention in creating her pieces, and her desire to honor (often overlooked) objects…Read more


tucked away ennui of the sprawling west

Samuel Hughes interviews
Seth Copeland


Our poetry co-editor Samuel Hughes recently had this exchange with Seth Copeland, our Issue #26 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his development as a poet, life in a rural area, and our gravitation towards legends, myths, and the past…. Read more


Art Issue #26

Mixed Media Sculptures

By Rose B. Simpson

Residing on the Santa Clara reservation, Rose B. Simpson explores the many ways to deconstruct gender and culture based stereotypes and social ideologies by wandering between ceramic or fashion or drawing or music studios…
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Poetry Issue #26


By Seth Copeland

The wordless marker fell over years back,

but they know where to look, bending through

tensile wire, the blue spray of flashlights

guiding their drunk steps…
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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #26

Honeymoon Reservations

By Nancy McCabe

The first time I saw a slide of Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” projected on the screen in art history class, Marc and I had been married for nine months and I felt like I was viewing a metaphor for my own life….
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Fiction Issue #26

Winter Rose

By Vi Khi Nao

When it rains, which it hasn’t. At least not lately. But when it rains, which can be in the Spring or Fall, Nicole’s nipples become alert and her vulva swells up with clouds of feelings and illusions….
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