CURRENT ISSUE - 2.1
WRITE THE WORLD WEBSITE
by CAROLINE DINH (United States)
Sometimes I like to collapse infinity
into a single point in time I label "now."
by KAREN UMEORA (United States)
My mom got me a goldfish. I didn't even want it. She told me it'd teach me diligence.
by KATE GARDNER (United States)
And the sea has many teeth, far more than I. But if we are one
then I have all the same teeth as the sea, then it has the same teeth as I.
WALTZ ANOTHER NIGHT AWAY
by AIKA ADAMSON (United States)
The night comes with a special kind of softness,
where the music swells.
A MEXICAN TWIN / GEMELO MEXICANO
by ASHTON PERFECTO (United States)
I am an American boy
with a Mexican twin.
by HUYENTRAN NGOMAI (United States)
There was a girl in class that Rose really wanted to play with, but she didn't know what to say.
by MAY ZHENG (United States)
Air sticks to my skin,
like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists
by LULU KIMMEL-MINER (United States)
The spoon looked down at the washcloth. "If you would be so kind, we are on our honeymoon."
THE DRAGON, THE GRANDMOTHER, AND THE GOLDEN EGG
by SOPHIE ZHU (United States)
The Red Dragon Café was the talk of New Orient City.
FIVE TIMES WHEN I CATCH MYSELF ALIVE
by MERIT ONYEKWERE (United States)
When Uchechi’s voice crackles with laughter and her almond brown eyes crease . . .
THE FOOD THAT BINDS US
by ROSALEEN SWEITI (United States)
There's a sort of spell that falls over the dinner table as we wait for the athan to sound.
A VILLAGE SUMMER
by BAYA LAIMECHE (United States)
She spoke with her hands, weaving stories out of air and breathing life into them . . .
A BRIEF HISTORY VIA EGG
by MELISSA XU (United States)
I grew up eating an excessive amount of eggs. Actually, that’s a little misleading.
OP-ED: THE DANGER OF ETHNIC CATEGORIZATION AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
by ENOK CHOE (United States)
In November 2018, the horrific picture of a migrant mother and her daughters fleeing . . .
by ANAIRA NOCAED (United States)
Guitar, I'm sorry. You deserve so much more. Your cracked case, covered in a few . . .
BLACK PEOPLE DON'T EAT SUSHI
by AKILAH NORTHERN (United States)
“Black people don’t eat sushi.” He said it while I was in the middle of filling a bowl with grits . .
OP-ED: TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, AMERICA MUST CHANGE HOW IT PLANS DEVELOPMENT
by WILLIAM DASHE (United States)
Suburban living is a great, untested experiment. While this style of living . . .
by SAMANTHA WAGNER (United States)
I believe in
A Place for every Person to
by ELIZABETH BUNTIN (United States)
There is a certain inscrutability in the mercurial ebb and flow of life in the woods, an unassuming cadence that settles just beyond my naive circumspection. The dry sweep of the wind’s touch is fond and insidious in turns . . .
by MAI MCGAW (United States)
On a frosty October morning, I walk to a field
And lie flat on my back in the dewy grass.