Issue 20: 13 April 2017

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Impressions of the USA

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By Cong Tran Editor's note: Cong Tran, or Tran Quoc Cong in Vietnamese naming convention, paid his first visit to the United States in 2007, an invited guest at the memorial service for author and Pulitzer Prize winning Vietnam War correspondent David Halberstam. Mr. Tran had guided and ultimately befriended the journalist during a return visit to Vietnam by the [...]

Porn Government

By | 2017-04-12T19:02:55+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , |

By Eliza Mimski One He undressed the country and grabbed it in his sweaty palms. As the zipper came down, the country split in two. He inserted his finger into the wrath. He inserted his finger into his following but they didn't notice. He peeled open the law and banged it into the first half. He [...]

Scent of Mock Orange

By | 2017-04-12T19:06:02+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , |

A cento by Marcia Meier   The serpent, that mocker, woke up and pressed against me In the west the falling light still glows but here on earth we’ve got a fair supply of everything If you tasted it, it would first taste bitter crooning black lullabies in the kitchen, And now, it is easy to [...]

A Brief History

By | 2017-04-12T19:05:05+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , , |

A sonnet by I.E. Sommsin Into the toilet endlessly flushing leap the great state and vast empire, fat and swollen, on schedule to expire, onward toward oblivion rushing. They got the loud proud words that prove them strong, and the firm resolve that works on teevee and the raw courage made for a moovee— if you [...]

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