We, as writers and lovers of the craft, have the responsibility and privilege to shape the literature of our time, to hand select collections of woven words that highlight the resilient and constantly reinvented human mind. As activist and writer Audre Lorde says, “Poetry is not only a dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”

This journal is our offering to the next generation building a bridge for the future to find beauty in a dark age. We have looked for writing that breathes life into the corners of a death-ridden world, writing that lands on the mind like a midday rainbow after a stormy morning. As we walk together in these tremulous and anxious times, we want our collection to inspire rebirth and renewal.


Emma Cole/Judith Combs-Reyes/Knox Cornell/Ginger Felberg/Lauren Fowler/Colette Grief/Bronwyn Hoffman/Airea Johnson/Tommy Ly/Stella Robertson/Nic Vaicunas/Camilo Velasco-Overson

Justin Rigamonti

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