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Black Bag

Casey Grooten is a nonbinary visual artist living in Kalamazoo, MI. Casey works to create zero/low bar entry artistic and literary opportunities for members of their community- especially PoC, LGBTQ, and Youth. Casey is a survivor of multiple s*xual assa*lts, and strives to perpetuate an

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Parallel Lines

Our flight was delayed. It would be more accurate to say your flight was delayed, and my flight was delayed, but we cannot know now what belonged to one of us and what belonged to the other. The most that we can know now is

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When You Believe In Things You Don’t Understand

My grandmother was still playing Euchre with her friends, even though the East Shore Senior Center had closed down months ago. Those seniors were sneaky about it—alternating houses, setting up games at odd hours so no one could detect a pattern, speaking in code over

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A Transition Like a Mexican Telenovela

the story begins and ends with marriage,or a lack of marriage, which turns into a confession. you confessthere is a gun, hidden in the dirt and grass and no one really remembers it anymore,but everyone can remember a job well done. a father and his

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Assembling my dining room table before dinner

I used to cut cucumbers with the green knife and now I use it to dig into the cardboard box—layer of foam. Layer of plastic. The table: four legs and a flat square top. I’m tired and made of knees. All week I’ve been having

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who would do anything for their country if they didn’t first love someone in it sixth grade, I’m scaling a fence with the other immigrant kids, all of us raised on gratitude for a country that doesn’t want us the school’s on lockdown but we’re


Emily Rankin was born in California and attended university in TX, where she received a BFA in 2011. Her body of work ranges from Graphic Design and Scenic Painting to collaborative performances with Verstehen, an interactive series incorporating synesthesia, painting, sound, and electronics. She is

Sonata Sunrise

Marsha Solomon has been living and working as a painter and a poet in New York. Her work has been presented in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, and has been the subject of seven solo exhibitions.

You Find the Light by Stumbling Upon it Randomly, No. 1

Jocelyn Ulevicus is an artist and writer with work forthcoming or published in magazines such as The Free State Review, The Petigru  Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Humana Obscura. Working from a female speculative perspective, themes of nature and the unseen; and exit and entry

Truck by Garden

Faye M. Kelix is a duo that has self-published children’s books at Barnes & Noble (Gary the Giraffe is Much Too Tall). Their designs and photography can be found in their photo books and on websites such as Redbubble, Cafe Press, VSUAL, and Art Pal