In her piece, "The Lady Downstairs", Kanchan Naik unfolds the haunted side of family heritage in a busy city life full of
Leah Sottile is an Oregon-based freelance journalist and host of the National Magazine Award-nominated podcast, Bundyville. She has work featured in The
In her beautifully crafted poem "Layers of Self," Lauren Kim uses vivid language and powerful imagery to explore the self.
In her poem, Lynn Kong uses vivid language to reflect on and amplify the details in Paul Klee’s painting “Fish Magic.”
Katherine Vandermel balances the simple and the lush; the ethereal and the physical in her visceral and poignant piece, "Hymnody."
In her poem, "Of This Skin", Angel Benjamin creates visceral imagery that explores the details of the largest organ of the human
In her prose poem, "A History of Drowning", Pearl Reagler retraces her personal history of swimming by using very beautiful details and
Kalista Puhnaty takes a look at Silent Child and why the book is disappointing because of its unsatisfying plot twist.
In her piece "Barefoot," Kanchan Naik shares the sentimental experiences of she and her grandmother in India.
Sophia Robles—winner of the $25,000 Parallax Poetry and Fiction Scholarship Contest to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy— has a skill with both storytelling
Pearl Reagler’s poems, “Night Walkers” and “cicada women”, express an authentic and creative use of imagery. Through her powerful use of vivid
In "Diagrams of Knots" and "Evening With West Texas and Alzheimer’s", Vera Caldwell's experiments with form to create deeply meaningful aspects to
The "Perfect Case of OCD" is based on the personal troubles Lily Oldershaw faced while growing up with Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In her piece, "The Symbolism behind Driving into an Underpass on the Garden State Parkway", Zoha Arif beautifully captures an eccentric character's
Zoya Yan explores a fast paced narrative of her mother's immigration, and sheds light upon what it's like as a working immigrant
Peter Twal is a Jordanian-American electrical engineer, and the author of Our Earliest Tattoos. His poetry collection won the Etel Adnan Poetry