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Poet Feature: Bao Phi

“Put a blindfold on me / tell me who you fear / and I will tell you / your skin” (94). This stanza from spoken-word poet and activist, Bao Phi, is included in his first collection of poetry entitled, Sông I Sing. The words quoted above come from a poem in the collection entitled “8 […]

Editor Interview: Ailun Shi

Ailun Shi joins us as Guest Editor for our ninth issue ‘Gibberish’. Read her words of wisdom and learn more about this issue.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Lucky Jefferson announces its 2021 Pushcart Prize nominees.

Lucky Jefferson announces its 2021 Best of The Net nominees.

A Portrait of Mike Jon

When opening Mike Jon’s portfolio, you are met with nearly one hundred faces looking back at you. These are Mike’s portraits, each of which, outside of being cast in black & white, captures the unedited truth of his subjects, whose expressions evoke sincerity and range. Some faces appear coy and flirtatious, while others emerge with […]

Hannah CajanDig-Taylor, Romantic Portrait of Natural Disaster

Disasters seem to be on our collective minds lately. We are surrounded, it feels, by endings, fractures, faults, and failures. As fires blaze, storms rage, and a pandemic sweeps the globe, it feels only appropriate to contemplate the nature of catastrophe. On its surface, Romantic Portrait of a Natural Disaster by Hannah Cajandig-Taylor does just […]

Caleb Nichols, 22 Lunes

Quite often, western culture uses the moon as a symbol of love. Feelings associated with the moon include connectedness and stillness even if love is not reciprocated. 22 Lunes by Caleb Nichols is quite similar to the moon in that it illustrates a story of love—the intricacies described are both physical and emotional, and yet, this depiction […]

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