a ghazal crown

By Gaia Rajan
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Fiction

I had vowed to be different, but I wasn’t able to escape servitude, even eight thousand miles away in New York.

Essays

Assassinated for her activism during the Guatemalan Civil War, Mack Chang’s research drew attention to the government’s abuses against Indigenous communities

Poetry

After immigration interviews on Angel Island

Interviews

Former Open City fellow E. Tammy Kim answers ten questions about her writing life

Poetry

I exhale & I let go of a jagged myth, // a small blade.

Fiction

You’re brought up by blue, Father said.

Marginalia

Following the brush

Marginalia

Satsuki Shibuya’s “Zuihitsu: Peaceful” and “Zuihitsu: Fiery”

Poetry

“domestic bliss” and “it brings a tomorrow feeling”

Essays

I’m learning, each day, what it may mean to live.

Young New Yorkers fight for basic needs security

Poetry

An image is a seizure of likeness

Fiction

What if the world was stuck, frozen, and we could go anywhere we wanted, together?

Poetry

Imagine that, an America with no hills.

Essays

On Lisa Hsiao Chen’s Activities of Daily Living and the art that makes us see the world differently

Poetry

Instead of sorries, offers of ice cream
swirl between our barely open doors.

Marginalia

Poets share what draws them to the genre

Essays

Twenty-one writers interpret the genre

Poetry

what if this is not about blood at all?

Poetry

I will be bird to your wire.

Poetry

a ghazal crown

Fiction

I had vowed to be different, but I wasn’t able to escape servitude, even eight thousand miles away in New York.

Young New Yorkers fight for basic needs security

Essays

Assassinated for her activism during the Guatemalan Civil War, Mack Chang’s research drew attention to the government’s abuses against Indigenous communities

Poetry

An image is a seizure of likeness

Poetry

After immigration interviews on Angel Island

Fiction

What if the world was stuck, frozen, and we could go anywhere we wanted, together?

Interviews

Former Open City fellow E. Tammy Kim answers ten questions about her writing life

Poetry

Imagine that, an America with no hills.

Poetry

I exhale & I let go of a jagged myth, // a small blade.

Essays

On Lisa Hsiao Chen’s Activities of Daily Living and the art that makes us see the world differently

Fiction

You’re brought up by blue, Father said.

Poetry

Instead of sorries, offers of ice cream
swirl between our barely open doors.

Marginalia

Following the brush

Marginalia

Poets share what draws them to the genre

Marginalia

Satsuki Shibuya’s “Zuihitsu: Peaceful” and “Zuihitsu: Fiery”

Essays

Twenty-one writers interpret the genre

Poetry

“domestic bliss” and “it brings a tomorrow feeling”

Poetry

what if this is not about blood at all?

Essays

I’m learning, each day, what it may mean to live.