Spring 2022



Spring 2022

Table of Contents

To Our Readers

To Our Readers

Culinary Diasporas

Foodways, Dissent, and the Politics of Place: From Latino Orlando to International Memphis

Purple Patch: My Home away from Home

Warung Indonesian Holds Promise for the South’s Indonesian Diaspora


from Daughters of the New Year

A Straightforward Request

All Errors Are My Own


Dennis, Walter, Ryan, Will, Buddy, Henry, Trevor (translated from the Spanish by the author with Daniel Mamarian)

Khí Công with the Wind

Stealthy Freedom

The Assassin


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

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