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by JONATHAN CHARLES STEPHENS (United States)

November 2021

Ingrain yourself in a wild honey: flail a standing ovation with petaled hands

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by LINDA KONG (United States)

November 2021

moonlight kisses the clouds. It rings, the moonlight, like church bells striking.

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by MARLEY SHEPHERD (United States)

November 2021

"What's with the buckets?" you ask. "They're carrying something important." 

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by KESSLER SHUMATE (United States)

November 2021

You listen for pleasure to some songs, for pain to others, Robin had said. Which was this? 

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by AASHNA PAWAR (United States)

November 2021

It was the boys' table at lunch. They were all in my grade, some of them my friends. 

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by ADDISON RAHMLOW (United States)

December 2020

I wasn't alive in '93, when cryptosporidium poured

through the water like liquid lava

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by ANNIE KIRKPATRICK (United States)

December 2020

Rice piled on my plate like a cold white ant bed. Mom adjusted her glasses again. 

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by YASMINE BOLDEN (United States)

December 2020

You have never known those shores or those 

people or those words that sound like a memory

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by CARISSA CEASOR (United States)

December 2020

Shirk your sense of responsibility. 

Leave your guilt at the door of progress. 

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by RANI CHOR (United States)

September 2021

Gen Z is not afraid of speaking out against policies; we are starving for justice. 


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by MAY ZHENG (United States)

September 2021

Lisa hasn't changed at all from the way I remembered her from the local library. 


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by BRIELLE YOUNG (United States)

September 2021

The story my grandfather told continues to shape me today. 


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by CLAIRE SWADLING (United States)

September 2021

Dr. André studies the intersection of identity, race, identityand opera. 


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by MUSKAAN ARSHAD (United States)

September 2021

It is our job to be allies and fight alongside Black Americans for equality. 

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by JAYANTI JHA (United States)

September 2021

Hope means understanding that, while there will be obstacles, we can still make change.


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by JOSEPH MULLEN (United States)

September 2021

Racial disparities in the American healthcare system absolutely exist. 


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by ALLI LOWE (United States)

September 2021

The scariest aspect of the Bay Area's disparity is just how little acknowledgement it receives. 


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by CHLOE SOW (United States)

September 2021

We often forget how Black communities and Asian communities have stood up for each other. 


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by MAXWELL SURPRENANT (United States)

September 2021

I long for the day when lockdown ends and I can safely visit Evie again. 


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by TIFFANY LEONG (United States)

July 2021

I knew Chinatown best on Saturdays, 

the November kind

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by LILY WANG (United States)

July 2021

for two cents, the man 

answering will reach into the ocean

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by EDWIGE GHEMBESALU (United States)

April 2021

They tell us to put our hands up. Then, they ask us why we moved. Sister, that is why they shoot. Because we move.

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by FIONA MADSEN (United States)

April 2021

I am coming of age in a world that doesn't make sense to me. I will turn eighteen quietly, without a party, without my extended family. 

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by ARI (United States)

April 2021

In the jungles of Aklan stands a statue of a man I've never met.

Stands a monument to a face I've never seen.

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by LYAT MELESE (United States)

August 2020

Change is unexpected. 

Like the day I was told we were moving to America. 

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by ARIA MALLARE (United States)

August 2020

Don't you swat at a fly. 

Don't you mindlessly shoot that harmless creature to the ground.

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by CAROLINE DINH (United States)

April 2020

Sometimes I like to collapse infinity

into a single point in time I label "now."

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by KAREN UMEORA (United States)

April 2020

My mom got me a goldfish. I didn't even want it. She told me it'd teach me diligence

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by KATE GARDNER (United States)

April 2020

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. 

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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 ASHTON PERFECTO (United States)

April 2020

I am an American boy

with a Mexican twin. 

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by HUYENTRAN NGOMAI (United States)

April 2020

There was a girl in class that Rose really wanted to play with, but she didn't know what to say. 

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by MAY ZHENG (United States)

December 2019

Air sticks to my skin, 

like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists

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by LULU KIMMEL-MINER (United States)

December 2019

The spoon looked down at the washcloth. "If you would be so kind, we are on our honeymoon."

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by SOPHIE ZHU (United States)

December 2019

The Red Dragon Café was the talk of New Orient City.

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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 BAYA LAIMECHE (United States)

September 2019

She spoke with her hands, weaving stories out of air and breathing life into them . . .

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by MELISSA XU (United States)

September 2019

I grew up eating an excessive amount of eggs. Actually, that’s a little misleading.

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by ENOK CHOE (United States)

September 2019

In November 2018, the horrific picture of a migrant mother and her daughters fleeing . . .

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by ANAIRA NOCAED (United States)

September 2019

Guitar, I'm sorry. You deserve so much more. Your cracked case, covered in a few . . .

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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 WILLIAM DASHE (United States)

September 2019

Suburban living is a great, untested experiment. While this style of living . . .

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by SAMANTHA WAGNER (United States)

April 2019

I believe in

People Places,

A Place for every Person to

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by ELIZABETH BUNTIN (United States)

April 2019

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 . . .

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by MAI MCGAW (United States)

April 2019

On a frosty October morning, I walk to a field

And lie flat on my back in the dewy grass.

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by ANNIE CHENG (United States)

April 2019

You always liked to watch the trains as they passed by, one after another, right on schedule. You liked the whooshing sound of the breaks as the train slowed into the station, and the whirring of the engine as it started up again.