Xiaoly Li

Xiaoly Li

Island of Cows-São Miguel, Azores Primavera tries to cross past the wireto reach the fallen golden nêsperas.I stroke her head. She nibbles my clothes. HerMaya-blue irises beam through my heart.She licks my cheek with her warm, softsandpaper tongue. She and her pals...
Leona Sevick

Leona Sevick

Sokcho, South Korea Five and a half hours in the back of a rented vanwith the people you love most now least in thisworld will make you embrace almost any city,even one that lies just north of the 38th parallel,thirty miles from North Korea. Looking outat those...
Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

Sophia’s Away at Ballet Intensive This morning the mirror over her dresser shows only leafshadows and dappled light through curtains covered withgrey and blue birds. She’s been away for a month, and herroom is untouched. I hesitate in the doorway, knowing thatmy...
Laurie Blauner

Laurie Blauner

Lopsided I live in a world of my making. News reaches meand crawls away to make space for more; a cat resides there, maybethe ghost of my former cat, or a stray sleeping with my husband;I prune plants in order to see the foldable cloud-filled sky; housestranspose...
2021 Pushcart Nominations

2021 Pushcart Nominations

Congratulations to our Pushcart nominees for works published in 2020! Prose Fiction: “One Small Death before the Plague” by Pam Gullard Fiction: “The High Atlas” by Matthew Raymond Poetry “Yellow” by Jan LaPerle “The Look” by Eric Weil “Incident Report” by Gary Duehr...