Michelle Brittan Rosado – Childhood Bedroom Window, 1980s

Michelle Brittan Rosado Childhood Bedroom Window, 1980s in Daly City I look each night for the symmetrical arrangement of red lights in the distance that someone had told me  was the Sutro Towerin San Francisco, the first of several cities I would pine for from the outside. Some nights,  the pinpoints disappear behind a layer of fog from the bay, andContinue reading “Michelle Brittan Rosado – Childhood Bedroom Window, 1980s

Lena Mubsutina – The Thieving Pot: Excerpt 12

Lena Mubsutina Author’s Note: The next 12 days I will be sharing excerpts from the first part of my novel-in-progress, tentatively titled “The Thieving Pot.” It is loosely based on the Palestinian folktale, “Tunjur, Tunjur,” a story about a pot that comes to life and wreaks havoc on her neighbors with her deception and theft.Continue reading “Lena Mubsutina – The Thieving Pot: Excerpt 12”

Steven Sanchez – Left Anterior Fascicular Block

Steven Sanchez Left Anterior Fascicular Block Scar tissue paves my heart                                              in rumble strips  like the 99. Southbound                                              from San Francisco,k-rails cinch three lanes                                               into two                                                             into one,a miles-long corset                             meant to protectconstruction workers                                             while they erect pylonsfor a high speed rail                              on the verge                                                          of abandonment. Scuff marks streak                              against the concrete walls and I find myself                            staring,                                              wonderinghow a car survives,                             imagining how                                             my door’s mirror                                                           would shatterand I’d wakeContinue reading “Steven Sanchez – Left Anterior Fascicular Block”

Michelle Brittan Rosado – Window Scenes for Out-of-Town Visitors

Michelle Brittan Rosado Author’s note: The poems in this series all use the image of a window as their starting point, some in the title itself and others more peripherally. I’ve been thinking of this symbol a lot lately — as a portal for wonder in childhood, an aperture to others’ lives during the pandemic,Continue reading “Michelle Brittan Rosado – Window Scenes for Out-of-Town Visitors

Lena Mubsutina – The Thieving Pot: Excerpt 11

Lena Mubsutina Author’s Note: The next 12 days I will be sharing excerpts from the first part of my novel-in-progress, tentatively titled “The Thieving Pot.” It is loosely based on the Palestinian folktale, “Tunjur, Tunjur,” a story about a pot that comes to life and wreaks havoc on her neighbors with her deception and theft.Continue reading “Lena Mubsutina – The Thieving Pot: Excerpt 11”