Category: Poetry

1989 Caprice Classic

Vickie Vértiz Is it talking dirty if you’re just listening? What you see in the picture is me. Passenger Front […]

Abecedarian Love Song for Street Food

Lee Herrick “Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race.” —Anthony Bourdain All praise for the pozole […]


Chiwan Choi at best we will lose each other at something we have been taught to call the end. but […]

City Terrace Postcard

Sesshu Foster Sybil Brand Women’s Jail sits empty, used occasionally for filming they say, at the end of City Terrace […]

Los Angeles County Jail Sonnets #13

Yago Cura Don’t talk about commissary on commissary day, or the Liege of Hot Water will snatch that privilege due […]


Jie Tian “The moment when a feeling enters the body is political.” -Adrienne Rich Feelings well up in the Women’s […]

An Agent Suspects of Her

Omar Pimienta an agent suspects of her suspects of him    suspects of me suspects himself and above all suspects the […]

This is Not a Lie

Omar Pimienta This is not a lie it’s not a lie about the lie a lie that prolongs the lie […]


Juan Felipe Herrera listen to the voice of the people install the voice of the people paste the voice of […]

Touch the Earth (once again)

Juan Felipe Herrera This is what we do: this is what the worker does: this is what the cotton truck […]