Our June issue is—we tried to dodge it, yes!—an exploration of love and death.
Our first story this month, Ward Crockett’s “It Kills Birds,” looks at the double ties between love and death: when love can kill you, and when one person’s dying inside can quietly kill a relationship. Jacqueline West’s “The Wedding Gift” inverts that, discussing when love—rightly or wrongly—survives death, while Swapna Kishore’s “Home on the Ganges” deftly discusses mourning and blame, and when it is time to let go of both.
Our poets this month are Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Larry Hammer, and Sonya Taaffe, with their respective poems, “Grace in the Desert,” “At Death’s Door,” and “Lamellae (Hipponion and Cambridge,.” all three of which discuss the curious intersection between loving and dying.
Vol. 8 Issue 2
“It Kills Birds” – Ward Crockett
“The Wedding Gift” – Jacqueline West
“Home on the Ganges” – Swapna Kishore
“Grace in the Desert” – Marcie Lynn Tentchoff
“At Death’s Door” – Larry Hammer
“Lamellae (Hipponion and Cambridge)” – Sonya Taaffe
June Reviews – Sean Melican