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January

January 1920 1440 Grant Clauser

Winter’s heart is tired, the center of the season something that beats only when the wind knocks against it the way a window cracks when birds mistake its shine for…

Mud Crusted

Mud Crusted 1920 1360 Aaron Housholder

Under the white dresser near the closet in our master bathroom, surrounded by an impressive collection of dust bunnies, sits a pair of women’s shoes. The shoes are brown low-top…

The Coffin Club

The Coffin Club 1920 1193 Hannah Grieco

We heard about it on the radio Sunday morning: Older people in New Zealand were forgoing book groups in favor of coffin clubs. They were learning carpentry and reminding themselves…

Toy Box

Toy Box 2500 1406 Asher

A Note from the Editor: Many of the photographs you will see in this issue are from Asher — no last name, simply as is. Asher is a sculptor from…

Sharp Parables

Sharp Parables 2500 1406 Emily Osborne

Children hear of water-hoardings. Lorelei floating gold cups, coaxing gullible girls down. Ancient cities settled by kelp and shells. Rivers refusing tossed-in shoes, certain that boys thought dead are somewhere…

the silence is very clear

the silence is very clear 1920 1440 Darren C. Demaree

i told my children the silence is very clear there is less sorrow in the world than there could be we are upon the fog and not under it we…