Jesse De Angelis: Poem for Earth

We’re spitting a little blood this week, reader, all of us, and perhaps we need to check in again with our surroundings. We’re glad we could share Jesse De Angelis’s “Poem for Earth“:

This poem originally appeared in SC 5.2. It’s printed here and downloadable too; more like this and unlike this with a subscription. Read on!

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Ana Arredondo: Wild Silent Drums

After a dry season a wet one, after a cool season a hot — we have some seasons, mix-and-match, take your pick, ’round ‘yere. Our thanks to Ana Arredondo for sending us this big-contrast essay, which we nominated for a Pushcart this year, “Wild Silent Drums“:

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This CNF piece originally appeared in SC 5.2, ebook here; & subscribe if you’re peacocking, it’s a great way to read more fab stories & songs. Read on!

PS – We’re still open for submissions of writing & art for an issue to feature women & genderqueer (broadly construed) creators, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us!