Featuring Essays by Peter LaSalle, Mary Wang, and Aaliyah Bilal. Fiction by Elisa Albert and Blair Hurley. Poetry by David Wojahn, Marilyn Hacker, Martha Collins, Ed Pavlić, Richard Tillinghast, Tariq Luthun, and John Freeman. Translation by Rainie Oet.
The light is gone and not returning soon this winter.
We gild our gory parts with peach and glitter
In scarcely fifty years the foxes turned by increments to dogs.
Sometimes you just have to die about it
[…] I understand that China has no use for my affections. They will not save me from what many in this country see as the unforgivable fact of my foreignness, my blackness. Most pressingly, these affections will not save any of us from the long-term effects that exposure to this environment is having on our bodies.