Dinner Conversation

Marisa Vito (she/they) is a queer Californian poet who has published with Crab Fat Magazine, The Spectacle, and the Los Angeles Magazine. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in English Literature/Writing and is the Digital Content Manager for Copper Canyon Press, as well as an editor for literary magazine,…

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(Issue 12) Poetry Feature: Katerina Canyon

Katerina Canyon is an Award Winning Poet, Best Selling Author, civil rights activist, and essayist. She will be releasing her new poetry collection ‘Surviving Home’ in November 2021, published by Kelsay Books. Surviving Home is a reflection on African American heritage and up-bringing, racism, and abuse. Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and…

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Mother by Nia J.

For the first time, I saw the effects of time on her. Her face resting against the arm of our couch, a face that supports the beautiful brown folds of skin that make her unique. Even in her state of rest, she showed exhaustion from the life she provided for us. It saddened and motivated…

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