Spring 2022



Spring 2022

Table of Contents

To Our Readers

To Our Readers


Aush-e-Reshteh (Persian Herb, Bean, and Noodle Soup)

Sing to the Lord an Old Song

The Hindu Hillbilly Spice Company: Indolachian Flavors Blend

Vegan Jollof Rice


Unconditionally Asian Americans: A Conversation on Korean Diasporic Identity in the U.S. South


Ablution & Isotopes

Aboard the Steamer SS City of Rio de Janeiro; Manuél Sánchez. In the Eye of San Ciriaco; Leaving, My Husband Crowned in Coquís; & Carla Medina de Sánchez. At Anchor

Futures: Hibiscus & Futures: Stone Mountain

Galveston, Shrinkage, Why Gunmen Are Often Binary Cis-Men

Here’s a Love Poem to the Turkish Coffee Lady; Beautiful Heart; & If I Want to Go There I Have to Watch What I Say

High Holy Days; The First Dybbuk; & I drew the tower from the tarot deck.

I Drive as My Family Sleeps; The Road from the Mountains; Lake Lanier; & Hummingbirds

My Birthright

My Family Tree Pines with Mispronunciation & my cotton too

Now vs. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d; Assemble the Mockingbird; Disagreeable Aspects of Hyphenation; T. and I Compare the Dreamscape; & from Tonight, a Woman

Que Significa; Impressionism; & Reconciliation, Back Then, Meant

Self-Portrait as the Virgin after Karaoke; Self-Portrait as the Virgin Cruising the Beach at Night; Epistle (Día de Muertos); & Gloria

The Counting & Muddy Waters

Translating My Great-Grandfather’s Poems at Home with Nora

Virga; Polis; & Variations on a Theme by Stanley Plumly