Our editor is reading in south Louisiana from his new book, Standards of Sadiddy!


The Second Edition of Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city, by León De la Rosa and Gui.ra.ga7, is HERE! Check out the full reading on YouTube!


Guest edited by Rosalyn Spencer
with the assistance of Jonathan Penton and Justin Herrmann
cover art by Eugene J. Martin


Visual Art

Four Paintings by Terry A. Burton Sterling
by Matthew Landers
Ten Paintings by Eugene J. Martin An Interview with Carla Williams of Material Life
by Rosalyn Spencer



Walk Softly
by Nikki Napoleon and Jessica Bordelon
by Bryant Rodriguez



Two Songs by Avalon Frost Two Songs by Dwight J. Roy and Electric Seed



I Don't Know
by Stephanie Ambroise
Four Poems by Nordette A. Adams
The Automation of Poverty
by Terry A. Burton
#AllLivesMatter (Unless…)
by Caroline Cao
by Vincent A. Cellucci
Four Poems by Kenyetta JP Garcia
Three Poems by Charles Claudel Garrett I Black Art, Black Lives, Black Women …
by Patricia Gomes
Three Poems by Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson Gardens and Carnivores
by Vernon Keeve III
Hush Harbour
by Jemshed Khan
Two Poems by Knowledge!
How to Be a Black Girl in America
by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz
Aunt Thelma the Arborist
by Bernard Pearce
Three Poems by Karisma Price Three Poems by Professor Arturo
Four Poems by Kayla Rodney Limited Edition Maya Angelou Stamps
by Christopher Shipman
Two Poems by John Warner Smith Lunch With Christian Racists
by Belinda Subraman


Fiction and Nonfiction

by Michael Harold
Handa Wanda
by Professor Arturo
La Negrita Chronicles
an eleven-scene play by Frania G. Romulus
by Bobby Wilson



A Good Man Is Hard To Find
by Elva Diane Green
Frank Yerby’s Challenge to the Myth of White Southern Womanhood
by Matthew Teutsch


Editor's Afterword