Editor’s Note: gender/genre

“What am I to myself / that must be remembered, / insisted upon / so often?” These lines from Robert Creeley’s “The Rain” first resonated with me at an age when (strange to say) I was, in the eyes of the world, a teenage girl. At the time, like the frog anatomy I had to…

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Dear Reader, Just before the 2020 presidential election, I moved back to the small Ohio town in which I grew up to become a delivery driver. Ferrying packages over the streets I’d walked and driven growing up, I saw the same cultural war that embroiled the rest of America gripping the place and people I’d…

“On Ekphrasis & Revision”, and “from UNIVERSAL THEORY IN WHICH EVERY FAILED GESTURE TOWARDS LOVE IS A SOULMATE FROM AN ALTERNATE TIMELINE” by George Abraham

On Ekphrasis & Revision  A Markov Sonnet with Memory Leak The video game, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, follows an ancient Egyptian assassin named Bayak, and his wife Aya, who work to protect the people under Ptolemy XIII’s rule. Their son was martyred by the Ptolemic police state, and so the game follows Bayak & Aya’s quest…