Rachmil Bryk’s memoir, trans. by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Translated from the Yiddish by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. Published with the permission of the author’s daughter, Bella Bryks-Klein Translator’s Note: “This is How It All Began” and “Fugitives” are the first two chapters of Rachmil Bryks’ Di antloyfers (The Fugitives) (New York, 1975), a memoir of his experiences from the outbreak of World War II…

A conversation with writer Vanessa Blakeslee

Vanessa Blakeslee’s latest book, Perfect Conditions: stories (Curbside Splendor, 2018), is the winner of the 2019 IPPY Silver Medal for Short Story Fiction, finalist for the Foreword Reviews’ 2018 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award (Short Story), and the Montaigne Medal, and was a Chicago Tribune “Summer Reads” Pick. Blakeslee’s debut novel, Juventud (Curbside Splendor,…

Three poems by Ann Eleven • Empty Mirror

glass afternoon / credit: deIf Wishes I’ve never walked in so much woods I didn’t come to somewhere roads ran towards. If I missed a train another train would follow, my ticket prove good for that journey or some arrangement made to make it good. If I lost my bag, it later but none-the-less would…

Exposed by Patty Somlo • Empty Mirror

trail of the cedars / credit: deThe day after a man exposed himself to me on the secluded tree-lined trail, I reluctantly switched my walk to the more open, well-travelled path. I’d known, as every woman does, that walking alone where (a) it’s dark; (b) no one else is around; or (c) the pathway is…