"The Sun, the Ship"
The Sun, the Ship the sun shone as it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on. Auden, “Musée des Beaux Arts” Say I have finally died. Say grief has run the last grain of me through its fist and I lie piled and dull, raw material. If I could be remade, I would not be. I am done dragging my leaden shoes through fi
Creating Consciousness Through the Alphabet: A Conversation with Chewy Hannah Yukon
Chewy Hannah Yukon is a hybrid multi-genre artist from Singapore. Her work investigates the inherent failure of articulation, both as a linguistic mechanism as well as a by-product of transmission. She explores, through mathematical explorations and cartographic data collection, the mind-thought-feeling triangulation of capitalism, post-colonial desire, and astrological synchronicity. Her recent film 42@location was screen in August 2017 at Haque Center of Acting and Creativi
Four Works by Jamea Richmond-Edwards
The following works were featured in The Southeast Review Vol. 34.2 About the Artist: Detroit-bred Jamea Richmond-Edwards graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Jackson State University in 2004 where she studied painting and drawing. She went on to earn a MFA from Howard University in 2012. She offers a repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite. Her lionized figures are portrayed in regal poses, with eyes that possess alluring gazes a
Two Poems by Alicia Elkort and Jennifer Givhan
Two Poets Email on a Sunday Afternoon I used to think what happened to me / massive creature & putrid / pinned to the floor, ripped open, a man inside my belly / was the exception / some House members believe this God’s will / brutalizing a little girl is God’s will / but the more I read contemporary poetry / the Truths cover me / pelt of Bear, her fur thick & warm / my savior, my solace, memory re-created to favor dearness / as fires roar in the hearth / the more I realize i
"An Interview with Aatif Rashid"
Aatif Rashid is a writer living in Los Angeles. He is the author of the novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan, published March 18, 2019 from 7.13 Books. His short stories have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Metamorphosis, and Arcturus Magazine, and his nonfiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books and in Medium. He writes for The Kenyon Review blog about fiction and tweets at @aatif_rashid. Aatif Rashid’s debut novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan (7.13 Books) is a
Teething Borders “Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants.” —Gloria Anzaldúa Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987) ~ Our daughter won’t stop crying, so we