Pushcart nominee: Seven Lessons from the Book of Sharks, by Rob Carney

our second nominee, from issue 10.1 Seven Lessons  from the Book of Sharks Before mountains rose from the ocean so clouds had somewhere to arrive, before ice carved canyons and brought the valleys soil, before seeds taught Color to everything and Color turned Quiet into birds, before people and singing and feathers ornamenting dancers there … Continue reading Pushcart nominee: Seven Lessons from the Book of Sharks, by Rob Carney

“The Heart Dies of This Sweetness”: On Endings

by Leah Silvieus In Xoxocotlán Cemetery tonight, the night before El Día De Los Muertos, life and death sit vigil together: families picnic while setting up shrines for their loved ones, grandmothers hold babies while parents arrange flowers on the headstones. The night is still beneath the nearly full moon, and the air blooms with … Continue reading “The Heart Dies of This Sweetness”: On Endings