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Off the Record

October 15, 2022

Second Edition: December 8, 2022   First Edition: October 15, 2022      Managing Director Iman Shumburo Managing...

Wall – Ian McMahan

May 13, 2022

Let me live on that wall. Let me walk amongst its letters like trees: Tall above my head, colored with the one truth.   I am often confused, But not beside the childish print of your...

On Writing – Amina Naidjate

April 19, 2022

I do not think I’ve ever thought A thought that was unique   Each thought I think Or think I thought I’ve heard somebody speak   Each poem That I’ve written...

(a-way) as i have / as i will- Ethan Richmond

April 19, 2022

  (a-way) as i have / as i will     after Gary in your Pocket ii. i have always known this but i have discovered that we are servants of cycles nature is the cruelest thing one...

is it beautiful to die in love? – Ethan Richmond

April 19, 2022

  is it beautiful to die in love? to dye love in blood dyeing us in forgiveness for apologies that don’t yet exist and the taste of wherever our bodies are going   however they’re...

Well-Being – Jessica Jiang

April 19, 2022

Mama it’s okay to say my name with love. I’m a newborn all my trauma left behind. I’m happy enough to forget you. You can try again. You won’t believe this but someone loves me and all I had...

Letters – Scarlet Rusch

April 19, 2022

To the beautiful screenwriter I met in a butcher shop in Prague To my lovely sister, the most brilliant person I know “It’s wonderful to hear from you again. It makes me feel really special and...

coordination – Nate Welsh

April 13, 2022

  coordination i didn’t go to college, but a couple of my close friends did. from what i’ve heard, there’s a lot of scampering and stinginess and running away from bees and climbing...

The Beginning- Viviana Rodriguez

April 13, 2022

  PERSON #1 and PERSON #2 are lying down on the forest floor, a couple feet away from a stream. PERSON #2 is whistling Chim Chim Cheree. PERSON #1 is swaying their hands around as if they are dancing....

Rainy Day, Noah Jacobson

March 15, 2022

  the pitter-patter of the rain that falls against my window pane it gently wakes me like the sun as it flows down the gutter drain   I gingerly roll out of bed ready to...

September Nights in New England – Shenba Vairavan

March 15, 2022

Inspired by First Kiss by Tim Seibles    His mouth  fell into my mouth  like the first draintrop  of a Chennai flood, like a  monsoon, like dry dirt drinking  Gatorade,...

Relief – Noah Jacobson

March 15, 2022

  Relief.   The first wave crashed, and I found myself underwater unable to breath.   Unable to move.   I finally emerge, gasping for breath, a moment...

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