S.A. Leger: Blemishes on a mouse carcass

The rain passed, or come again, or worried the horizon today, didn’t it? Here’s a poem by S.A. Leger [>>] for the remains we observe and don’t observe, “Blemishes on a mouse carcass“:

This poem originally appeared in SC #8.1, available in print and ebook formats at our storeRead on!

Jacob Rivers: They told him that he was either going to jail or going to die from an overdose

The cool edge of the water is just beyond reach, and we’re paddling swiftly to share with you this poem by Jacob Rivers [>>], “They told him that he was either going to jail or going to die from an overdose”:

This poem originally appeared in SC #8.1, available in print and ebook formats at our storeRead on!

Nadia López García: Ntuchinuu [Eyes]

Observing Indigenous Peoples Day today, we’ve got a wonderful translation rendered by Anthony Seidman of Nadia López García’s poem in mixteco, “Ntuchinuu“—which speaks for itself:

This poem in translation originally appeared in SC #8.1, available in print and ebook formats at our store. A .pdf of López García’s chapbook Ñu’ú vixo / Tierra Mojada (Pluralia Ediciones, 2018) está disponible allíRead on!

Sam Lane: Smoke in WA, September 2020

Oh reader, time may not be a flat circle, but it certainly has a certain history, for certain. Let’s get our birds un-flocked with this crucial one from Same Lane, “Smoke in WA, September 2020”:

This poem first appeared in SC 9.2, available in print and ebook formats over in our store. Read on!

Storm Cellar #9.2 out now!

Arrives today, Storm Cellar vol. IX no. 2, summer 2021, nicknamed “Fusion,” full of amazing writing and art for your gustation! Available in print and ebook formats. Click links for PDF samples, [>>] to author site.

Contents:

FICTION
Lisa Slage Robinson • Devil’s Hole Road 
Deva Eveland • To Display Our Infirmities on the Steps of the Temple
Jennifer Love • Lighthead
Sarah Arantza Amador • The Unfortunate Murder of the Infante
Jihoon Park • The Grandfather Museum 

FLASH
Jackie Yang • Media Vita
Austin Treat • The Health Inspectors
Karol Lagodzki • Martial Law Fact Sheet: Poland 1981–1983
Grace Q. Song • Self-Care for Kittiwakes 

NONFICTION
Valerie Witte • Ordinary Movements: Erasing the Boundary Between Performance and Reality

POETRY
Brianna Cunliffe • studio, bulb flickering, June
Beth Brown Preston • Blind Love
Mel Sherrer • Corn Silk
Anthony Aguero • Today I Offer Something Tender
Kelsey Day • duke energy: a pipeline protest poem
Berico Henry • My Many Lovely Katies
María Teresa Andruetto translated by Laura Chalar • Muchacha de Ucrania/2003 [Ukrainian Girl/ 2003] 
Sam Lane • Smoke in WA, September 2020 
Gwen Hart • Your Anxiety’s Middle Name Is “The Hard Way”
Sophia Liu • O Cousin, I Meet You 

IMAGES
Darren M. Edwards • Rebirth
K.R. Segriff • Moth, Eaten
Lauren Paredes • Acts of Nonviolence No. 1
Natascha Graham • A Walk in December
Sydney Yount [>>] • Meal Tray Series #3 & #14 

PLUS
Cover by Dawei Wang [>>]
Rejected: First Novel Titles