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November 2023

Lineages; cover artist: Carlo Cadenas

it is this history
I care about

the one we make together

June Jordan
  • Ama Codjoe
  • Jake Skeets
  • Emanuel Xavier
  • Wendy Xu
  • Jameson Fitzpatrick
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Walk in Tsaile

      By Jake Skeets
      the sun fails to make sense anymore

      an insect buzzes in overgrown red brome

      butterfly whistle     spark of beetle or wire rush

      cattle choke wide   sage in late weather

      a field of big grass and red sky

      small water amiss through words

      and wind and a...

    • poem
      By Suji Kwock Kim

      Like or unlike, make me

      thy lyre, thy liar—

      fists clenched so tightly the knuckles paled to stone—

      then calmed myself to keep my brother and sister calm.

      Who would protect them

      if I said something back?

      And the child-I-was, trying to be

      less visible, trying to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Jarrett Moseley

      By Jarrett Moseley
      What if telling a story
      was an exercise in forgiveness? A boy
      slips a rotting peach into his pocket
      and looks off the edge of a cliff. Here
      in the airport, waiting
      for my flight with shaking knees,
      how much of his willingness to jump
      is my...

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