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Note from the Editor

I’m not going to lie. Writing a ‘letter from the editor’ is a daunting task. As a reader, I usually tend to skip the front page and get right into...
  • St. Anthony of Liverpool

    The cabbie was laughing as he drove away. He had stared at us with wide eyes when we gave him the address of our guesthouse, and assured us that yes, he did know where...
  • Cloves

    “It’s the beginning of the end,” she says. Graduation lurks beyond, but tonight, we read our poetry, our stories aloud to a hushed audience, close and still in the dim-lit theater. As we speak,...

Sarah vs Sara

My name is Sarah, and there’s not much you can do with that in terms of nicknames. My sister Alexandra goes by Allie, and my brother Robert is Bobby for...
  • House

    House, terra-cotta tiled dropped in a hillside a Spanish hobbit hole for my upbringing brainwashing, house   now, to visit to pull my spirit north and through the haunting hologram visions of the child-me...

Empowerment in Pain

Emotional pain is universal, but each person’s experience is utterly unique. A pang of anxiety, the dull throb of loneliness, the sting of disappointment or heartbreak—these are things we all...
  • The Outside

    I love writing, though it’s a challenge for me to share my thoughts. It feels like I’m leaving part of myself out on the porch during a cold night, exposed and vulnerable. When I...
  • Pardes

    “Pardes” is a Hindi word. (It is also the name of an extremely dramatic and over the top Bollywood movie but I am not going there today.) In English, it means “foreign land,” or...