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Art Fiction Issue 2 Prose

Men Without Hearts, Inc.

“I had to wander Earth without a core.”

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Issue 2 Poetry

Morning drive, March 2019

“Interstate 410 before eight a.m.”

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Issue 2 Poetry

The Great Thing About Being Sometimes Hispanic

From our poetry editor.

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Issue 2 Poetry

Mixed feelings

Mixed materials and mixed emotions.

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Issue 2 Poetry

Sir Bob

A poem in a picture.

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Issue 2 Poetry

TV Religion

Opiate of the viewers.

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Issue 2 Poetry

Shark Soup

by Alex Z. Salinas I have an irrational fear in the shower when I close my eyes that a shark will burst through the tile wall and devour me whole Perhaps that’s because within the red waters in the chambers of my heart, there lurks a shark with an appetite unceasing till it has swallowed […]

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Firepool

By Alex Z. Salinas I’ve studied Shakespeare and read Hemingway. I’ve marveled at Poe and Hawthorne, Pynchon and Roth, Murakami and King, too. Philip Levine taught me the simple truth, and Pablo Neruda showed me love and despair. Rabindranath Tagore breathed light into my body, and Juan Felipe Herrera turned me on my cabeza. Bukowski? […]

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Mountain Smoke

by Alex Z. Salinas I. I remember the promise of the mountains, the alpine summer breeze clearing our pores, the entranced look you gave me on Highway 14 Remember the chip factory next to the hotel? That’s where you would’ve transferred You said all I needed to do was find a job II. I remember […]

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Salt

by Alex Z. Salinas   I’d read once that Salinas, the surname that graces every form of my identity, was born in the salt mines of old Spain, where many men surely perished. My uncle Henry, though I’d call him tio, was a Salinas if there ever was one, the salt so strong in his […]