14 hours away

Photo by Lianelys Cabrera By Angie Shenouda in a little while, the trees around you will turn golden. rain will kiss the ground outside & you’ll study inside your apartment, hot chocolate on your tongue. and i’ll be in my hometown, a place i’ve never lived before, underneath the sun. my knuckles will smile as… Continue reading 14 hours away

Skylines of Hotel Rooms

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Mimi Flood Hotel Paper All the hotel rooms are the same / besides the color of the walls and bedsheets/ it’s you and me standing in every single one / like a flip picture book / and we both know how it ends / but I’m a slave to this… Continue reading Skylines of Hotel Rooms

Return to Sender

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Maleia Tremblay Dear dad,  You are spontaneous, and wild.  You were an idea of a home filled with security and safety, until I learned you were the cause of my anxiety with your high life.  I dreamt up an imagery that you were all I needed.  You are too free… Continue reading Return to Sender

Awaiting August

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich Awaiting August, it’s like I’ve woken from a hundred-year-long springtime sickness. Late winter has never been easy for me— days worth of steel skies, cold winds sweeping flat fields of cracked, brittle cornstalks, brass puddles in the field behind my yard, last summer’s crushed, damp weeds stuck to… Continue reading Awaiting August

Postcards from My Longing

Photo by Aiden Nelson By Aiden Nelson Inspired by old-school postcards, I painted on photographs from trips to my family’s cabin in New Hampshire. Summer has always been such a sad season for me, full of loneliness and nostalgia. These photos are an attempt to capture the feeling of longing — wishing you were somewhere… Continue reading Postcards from My Longing


Photo by Rosie Lopolito By Rosie Lopolito After Victoria Chang Memory—was born on December 4th and died the following day of stress or maybe neglect, whichever is easier to swallow when the mature eldest AFAB affliction sinks her polished crooked teeth into glossy tomatoes your grandparent—I can’t remember which one—gave you on a mountain across… Continue reading Memory


Photo by Clarissa Cervantes By Clarissa Cervantes Forever, you will be in my heartForever, you will be in my thoughtsForever, you will be my great friend Forever, I will cherish you…Forever, I will think of you…Forever, I will reach out to you… Life goes on…Whether we choose to move forward and explore the world,Or stay… Continue reading Forever


Photo by Hannah Blair By Jennifer Prewitt It’s been, what? Five months? And the time before that, even longer. I wish you were here. I wish you were here. The city is big. Loud. The people are nice. Kind of like you. They’re loud, too. Just like their home. It feels small, sometimes. Four days… Continue reading Waverly

i moved

Photo by Mo Noel By Mo Noel Late nights by the lake didn’t feel the same. I could still see your reflection shimmer in the water. And I couldn’t help but wish you were here. You’re off to better things, but you made this big, little city feel like home.  I replayed the memories, trying… Continue reading i moved

Postcards from Dluhoště

Photo by Anezka Turek By Anezaka Turek In 2005, my parents bought a semi-ruined farmhouse in Dluhoště, a small village in the Czech Republic. Although I grew up in England, my dad is Czech, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for us to build a home to stay in when we visited the country every… Continue reading Postcards from Dluhoště

Abigail Hing Wen on Asian American Identity, Changing Career Paths, and “Loveboat, Taipei”

Photo courtesy of Abigail Hing Wen By Tracy Fuentes With a law degree from Columbia, a career in politics and venture capital, and a young adult novel on the New York Times bestseller list, Abigail Hing Wen has lived many lives.  Wen is the author of Loveboat, Taipei and its sequel Loveboat, Reunion. The first… Continue reading Abigail Hing Wen on Asian American Identity, Changing Career Paths, and “Loveboat, Taipei”