“Step toward her from all the places you could walk to in your country’s remotest reach” — Caroline Morrell

Step toward her from all the places you could walk to in your country’s remotest reach  This must be the place: Old forest open Even the woman he calls Batool goes far to… Continue reading

Three Poems — Alex Vartan Gubbins

In Gyumri Find the earth’s earliest moldings & you’ll knee-buckle, caps to ground where a clod spreads the wet beyond the epidermis of sorrow to the tendon you exhausted bending down to her… Continue reading

2 Poems — Tim Kahl

Khachkars After all the Arabs left the Ararat plain and the cathedrals conspired to still the faith of those who remained, the sign of the cross is chiseled into stone. It rests on… Continue reading

ONCE … — Mariam Tsiklauri, Translated by Manana Matiashvili

Originally published in Georgian in Mariam Tsiklauri’s book White Calves (2011) published by Pegasi. 1. ეძღვნება იმათ, ვინც ერთხელ მაინც შემაყვარა თავი ამქვეყნად და ჩემ ლურჯ ცაზე დღის თეთრ მთვარედ მოსჩანან მზეშიც. 2.… Continue reading

Letters of a Passenger — Jaro Minne

While exploring Baku I am spending the night at the homes of different families. Azeri’s are famously hospitable but I am more interested in what happens later at night, when I stop being… Continue reading

In the Shadows of History — Neval Pektas

We are 35, the same age you will be when you see our pictures in a book. You will want to unearth our common history to learn why our hair is parted every… Continue reading

The Salamander — Mikho Mosulishvili, Translated by Ani Mosulishvili

Originally published in Georgian in Mikho Mosulishvili’s book The Mercy Stone (2011) published by Publishing House Siesta. A note: Salamanders have been associated with the fire since early times. The legend of salamanders… Continue reading

WONDERFUL YEAR — Thomas Osatchoff

Through our lens gravity goes so poof: history’s rewritten again. Just give me a second then this is really strong belief. Sobor churches are prisms splitting sunlight. We’ll get some value from all… Continue reading

12 Paintings — Guram Khetsuriani

Click Images to Enlarge *** Guram Khetsuriani graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts with a concentration in painting. His work has been exhibited in Tbilisi,United States, Lithuania and through other European… Continue reading

The Lady of the Kaprovana Zone — Manana Dumbadze

Originally published in Georgian in the Georgian monthly literary magazine ახალი საუნჯე (Akhali Saunje ) in November, 2016. Let me warn you at the outset that this Macbeth has nothing to do with… Continue reading

DEATH EPISODES — Shmavon Azatyan

He gave the taxi driver the directions and settled into the back seat. No chatting with the driver. In Yerevan, taxi drivers typically chatted up the passengers. The company didn’t charge them with… Continue reading

Mementos from Tusheti — Andrew Wernette

From afar, they seem to emulate romantic Native Americans: two young lads shouting their horses on as they ride bareback, the hooves thudding into the soft road that cuts through the open pasture.… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Rebecca Wolfram

Click Images to Enlarge. “The works I have produced over the years reflect, admittedly, a negative view of the world. Instead of putting humankind on a pedestal and regarding its traditions and culture… Continue reading

3 Poems — Amorak Huey

ROSE RED TRIES TO REMEMBER A TIME BEFORE WINTER Winter began the first time I lied to my mother. The first night I pretended to sleep as my sister sneaked out, the first… Continue reading

By the Time You are One Hundred — Laura Krughoff

By the time you are one hundred, you have buried almost everyone you have ever loved. One would think death and dying would be familiar to you now, after all of these years… Continue reading

The Answer To Your Question Is, “Nostalgic For” — Cal Freeman

the digital games that gave us the sensation that as time passed something was at stake, for those afternoons in the half story, wet plaster walls bathed in blue cathode ray tube light,… Continue reading

Standard Disclaimers — Jason Simon

The following is probably a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is rendered moot by the author’s egocentrism and faulty memory. I think I first met John in middle… Continue reading

2 Poems — Ace Boggess

POLITICS Students argue at the table nearest mine. You should vote for that guy or that guy, or maybe a woman, they say in turn. The one decked out in camouflage tells the… Continue reading

BARTHOLOMEW L. BARTHOLOMEW — D. A. Hosek

I wasn’t always like this. I once held the position of Technical Lead at C——. Then this happened. For over a month, we’d been interviewing for a new developer to join my team.… Continue reading

2 Poems — Ellen Elder

Another Wedding Season –After Elif Batuman’s article “The Ice Renaissance” in the May 29, 2006 issue of The New Yorker St. Petersburg, 1740 It was so cold the brandy froze. Bats fell from… Continue reading

The Moth — Toti O’Brien

I couldn’t believe it let me come close, push the corner of its wing against the concrete, momentarily pinning it to the wall. Catching it under my cupped hand wasn’t possible: it was… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Garik Karapetyan

Click Images to Enlarge. *** Garik Karapetyan is an Armenian artist who lives and works in Armenia, France, and the U.K. His work has been exhibited in France, the U.S., Armenia, Germany, Lebanon,… Continue reading