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by MARIANA SANTIBANEZ (Mexico)

August 2020

As we turn into ghost towns and ghost stories,

I memorize the steps, the corners, the edges.

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by LEE GAINES (United States)

August 2020

you have learned there is both good and bad about where you live.

you have learned the stubbornest people on the planet are Southern. 

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by AIKA ADAMSON (United States)

April 2020

The night comes with a special kind of softness,

where the music swells. 

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by ENLING LIAO (Australia)

April 2019

Thirty-two nights without seeing a start

Bright, shining, good luck, good luck for me.

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by SIRIN JITKLONGSUB (Thailand)

December 2019

These are the scents I will take with me when I leave this house.

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by JONATHAN HUANG (Taiwan)

December 2019

My teacher, Ms. Waterson, wore glasses, and I kept an earnest gaze on them as I spoke . . .

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by AFRAH SHEKH (India)

December 2019

the first missile tears through the skin;

skinning the embers of a quenched country

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by ELEANOR LEWIS (Wales)

December 2019

i have come back

to the village i swore i would never see again

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by MERIT ONYEKWERE (United States)

December 2019

When Uchechi’s voice crackles with laughter and her almond brown eyes crease . . .

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by ROSALEEN SWEITI (United States)

September 2019

There's a sort of spell that falls over the dinner table as we wait for the athan to sound.

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by AKILAH NORTHERN (United States)

September 2019

“Black people don’t eat sushi.” He said it while I was in the middle of filling a bowl with grits . .

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by SAMANTHA WAGNER (United States)

April 2019

I believe in

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A Place for every Person to

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