33.1 Winter/Spring 2021

Authors in this issue: Micaela Bombard, Dorsey Craft, Rosa Alcalá, Stephanie Horvath, Eileen Myles, Jared Joseph, Ananda Lima, Matt W. Miller, Rusty Morrison, Kate Green, Chelsea B. DesAutels, Matt Bizzell, Veronica Roberts, Alex Jen, Erin Adair-Hodges, Nathaniel Mackey, Patrick Milian, Emmalea Russo, Kosiso Ugwueze, Francisco González, Yoko Ogawa, Lisa Low, Leyla Çolpan, Meghan Pipe, C. A. Traywick, transl. by Stephen Snyder, Ames Varos, Sophie Cabot Black, Hera Naguib, Campbell McGrath, Tariq al Haydar & Keija Parssinen, Jonathan McGregor, Gemma de Choisy, Kathryn Nuernberger, Naphisa Senanarong,

Fiction

2020 Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction: Clean Teen

Francisco González

Around the time he entered the eighth grade, Agustín began to watch pornography on a blue iMac he had salvaged from a dumpster. There was a McDonald’s next door to his apartment building, and he would use its Wi-Fi to view free clips. He did…

Poetry

2020 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry: Goethe’s Theory…

Leyla Çolpan

You would think someone were, somewhere, burning— / trying to burn— / what could have otherwise been called a rainbow. // And why should feathers make plain with color / their tiny, interior geometries— / volition suggesting, prematurely,…

Non-Fiction

2020 Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction: How to…

Lisa Low

Sometimes, when I apologize to my husband during an argument, I picture cartoon versions of us, our bodies turned into stereotypes. An Asian woman, curtained by her hair, lowers her head into her chest. A white man sits next to her on the…

Fiction

Down South

Kosiso Ugwueze

When my uncle, Onoima, returned from South Africa, he did not talk about what he had seen there. He only slept for hours, waking in the middle of the night to shuffle around the kitchen for something to eat. Other times, he would park himself…

Fiction

The Cave

Meghan Pipe

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Fiction

The Kiss

C. A. Traywick

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Fiction

Hymne a l'Amour

Naphisa Senanarong

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Fiction

The Beaver's Twigs

Yoko Ogawa, transl. by Stephen Snyder

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Non-Fiction

Curtain Call

Ames Varos

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Non-Fiction

The Constant

Gemma de Choisy

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Non-Fiction

The Invention of Mothers

Kathryn Nuernberger

Set chopped up his rival Osiris and scattered the pieces across the world. Isis was the first queen and the first witch. The first spell went like this: For a year Isis roamed the earth gathering up the pieces. Then she molded the one bit…

Non-Fiction

Exit Music

Jonathan McGregor

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Non-Fiction

Homeland Insecurity: A Collaborative Essay

Tariq al Haydar & Keija Parssinen

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Poetry

2 Poems

Sophie Cabot Black

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Poetry

Rendezvous

Hera Naguib

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Poetry

On the Three Forms of Water

Campbell McGrath

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Poetry

All Souls'

Emmalea Russo

“she broke down and let me in” / playing at the café in Venice // at my computer i squint / my coffee is cold and a hooded dude / beside me looking also at my screen / “if you’re going to san francisco” // i’ve never seen my mother cry / without…

Poetry

2 Poems

Patrick Milian

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Poetry

Imagine writing “The Atlantic” on water

Jared Joseph

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Poetry

A orelha e o ouvido

Ananda Lima

he shows me the difference between years / and ears in vain I say that we have two / words for it in my language (mine and his / too I correct myself ): this one word for / the outside bare skinned curled blind baby mouse / another for the…

Poetry

December 16

Eileen Myles

driving / through Tor / nillo & / I feel / all the / children / we can’t / see / in / his / America. He / is the pro / noun / of the govt / stand in / for hu / man u / have that / a lot // line / of mountains // light // no longer / trembles

Poetry

Desert Sonnet with Dropped Line

Stephanie Horvath

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Poetry

Survival Spell

Micaela Bombard

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Poetry

2 Poems

Dorsey Craft

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Poetry

Capitalism Ritual

Rosa Alcalá

The boutique owner / pulled from racks / variations on the same / pricey and shapeless dress / and as I tried them on / she whispered into the fitting room, / “I wanted to burn everything I wore / the next day,” and let me go / into the cheap…

Poetry

2 Poems

Matt W. Miller

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Poetry

Narrow Negotiations (hand-washing)

Rusty Morrison

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Poetry

3 Poems

Erin Adair-Hodges

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Poetry

Song of the Andoumboulou: 248

Nathaniel Mackey

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Non-Fiction / Art

One-way or Round Trip?: Speaking in Pictures…

Alex Jen

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Interviews / Art

Myth and Folktale: An Interview with Diedrick…

Veronica Roberts

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Non-Fiction / Art

Autumn Knight: Performance of/for the Moment

Kate Green

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Reviews

"The Sudden Rush of the World": A Review of…

Chelsea B. DesAutels

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Reviews

Completely Incomplete: A Review of Teresa Milbrodt's…

Matt Bizzell

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