Something About Rage and the Light Dying

padden / d.e.I hadn’t killed us yet. My dad fidgeted next to me, exhaling loudly every few moments. Always a sensitive kid, I guess I was something of a Doppler radar of other’s emotions and my father’s nerves were transmitting microwave signals to my own. DNA to DNA—pinging from him to the truck’s ceiling to…

Three poems by Clair Dunlap

bay wind / d.enckHomebody sometimes i am two people: me, and me but sadder. the space this second me inhabits is the space between the mind’s eye and the smaller me of 1998 picking her way over a rocky beach in stark relief against bleached driftwood trunks in a red coat in the rainforest, duff…

Artworks by Doren Robbins

My work is connected to the folk, DADA, and Surrealist traditions of collage, photomontage, and mixed-media works discussed in Herta Wescher’s book Collage and Robert Motherwell’s The DADA Painters and Poets. Duende is an incident of imagination. Alternate Dialogue Monologue 17 Erotic Feelings Version 6 Menace Duo Version 3 Poe Head Self Portrait with FD…

Three Poems by Ken Pobo

Long Beach, Washington boardwalk / credit: d.e.Before I Came Out Pastor Clack fitted me for a roomy chastity belt, so big that it held our church, my school and neighborhood. This belt hurt when I tried to move. One day, near the end of junior year, it just popped off. I left it on the…

Six poems by Zheng Xiaoqiong/郑小琼, translated from Chinese by Zhou Xiaojing

Semiahmoo window / credit: em周阳春 / Zhou Yangchun In the world of her dreams     she stands at the ferry without boats     or before she can finish the exam time is up     Most times are defective products     bleakness and emptiness In the mountains at midnight     she is left alone     no one to turn to for help She describes to me these scenes…

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