The world has been taken over by aliens. The aliens destroyed all human cities, and worked very hard to kill and obliterate all humans on the planet. They succeeded, sort of. They found two survivors, so they decided to put them in an enclosure, half
In Memory of Sandra Bland CHARACTERS: MAYA – A Latina CHORUS – of Latina MAYA: This is my family history. As my mother told me As her mother told her. Repeated As Mexicans do At the table CHORUS: Truth bled In red chile Slathered
______________________________________________ Francine Rubin has poetry appearing in the chapbook Geometries (Finishing Line Press), the pamphlet The Last Ballet Class (Neon), and the David Mikow Art Gallery. Online, she is at http://francinerubin.tumblr.com.
______________________________________________ Jessica Cogar is a master’s student in Ohio University’s creative writing program, where she teachers rhetoric and writing, and reads for New Ohio Review. Poems have appeared in Switchback, scapegoat review, The Boiler, small po[r]tions, and elsewhere.
______________________________________________ Isabel Acevedo is an MFA candidate at Georgia College and State University. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of Arts & Letters.
______________________________________________ F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007), as well as four chapbooks, most recently Live Feeds(Epiphany Editions, 2015). His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Volt, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, The Pinch, Drunken
______________________________________________ John Repp is a native of the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey. He has lived for many years in northwestern Pennsylvania. His most recent collection of poetry is Fat Jersey Blues, winner of the 2013 Akron Poetry Prize from the University of
______________________________________________ Ben Gunsberg is an Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University. His poetry appears in CutBank, The Southeast Review, and The South Carolina Review, among other magazines. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the University of Alabama and the University of
The injured Harry Houdini is struck repeatedly in his stomach, in a dressing room at the Princess Theatre — October 18, 1926.
______________________________________________ Cameron Quan Louie is from Tucson, Arizona and lives in Seattle where he’s pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Washington. Cameron’s work has appeared in Persona and Rainy Day and in 2011, he received the Hattie-Lockett Award for Poetry from
______________________________________________ Shelby Dale DeWeese grew up on a farm in the southeast United States but currently lives and writes in California. She is an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco, a poetry reader for Switchback and Teen Ink, and an educational program intern