Read our interview with the Canadian multidisciplinary visual artist and mask maker who's self-portraits explore identity, persona, and self-image. Miya Turnbull discusses her mask making techniques and how the pandemic has brought attention to a world "where the outer persona turns inward or where the line between 'beauty' and 'grotesque' becomes blurred."
Jennifer Liss | Fall 2021 | Nonfiction
"Your son is scared to death about fire. He cries in his bed. He begs you to promise you will not forget Snowball. You can’t promise anything. He sleeps with Snowball zipped into his pajamas."
Aisan L. Afshar | Fall 2021 | Fiction
"Just as the scent of fear remains, so too will the scent of love. On two opposed battlegrounds, where fear remains bitter and gripping, love is a breath of crisp, fresh air and sweet apricot."
Mary Bowman | Fall 2021 | Poetry
"Medicare uses a physician fee schedule to determine payments for over 7,500 physician services. The fee for each service depends on its relative value units (RVUs)..."
Wendy BooydeGraaff | Fall 2021 | Poetry
"...Michigan’s / fate is semi-tropical in thirty, forty years. The lime / tree spindles in my kitchen, its leaves are gone, and one / juicy lime hangs from a flexible branch..."
Tyler Odeneal | Spring 2021 | Fiction
"I gazed at the possum, the mother, her pinkish nose. I could see her underside, round and sagging against the bars—a native imprisoned in her own land."