Issue 43.1
Summer/Fall 2022

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Table of Contents

Jonathan Danielson Downburst 13
Noah Pohl The Watcher 36
Shome Dasgupta Galileo's World 46
Malka Daskal Swim Lessons 66
Tom Laichas Dorothy’s Twister Didn’t Stop in Munchkinland 7
Junk Drawer 9
Dodge Dart 10
Elizabeth Forsythe Object Permanence 33
Tara Mesalik MacMahon Flying an Ancient Rug from Tangier 34
Mercer Warriner July 63
Brady Thomas Kamphenkel Where We Come From 64


Jonathan Danielson was born and raised in Arizona where he now teaches writing at Arizona State University. He is a Writer-at-Large for The Feathertale Review, and his work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Juked, Superstition Review, and elsewhere. Recently, he was named a 2021 Faculty Fellow for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Along with his teaching duties, Jonathan is pursuing a doctorate in English Literature. He received his MFA from the University of San Francisco.
Shome Dasgupta is the author of nine books, including The Seagull And The Urn (HarperCollins India), Spectacles (Word West Press), and a poetry collection, Iron Oxide (Assure Press). His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, New Orleans ReviewNew Delta Review, Magma Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the series editor of the Wigleaf Top 50. He lives in Lafayette, LA and can be found at and @laughingyeti.
Malka Daskal received her master’s degree from Columbia University. She is currently a fiction reader for New England Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Grist, New Letters, December Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Adelaide and other publications and has been anthologized in The Bookends Review’s “Best of 2020.” Her short story “Symbology” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2020. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two sons.
Elizabeth Forsythe currently lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest, where she is earning her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago, and her poetry can be found at Arsenic Lobster, Blood Orange Review, Tupelo Quarterly, 2River View, and elsewhere. You can sometimes find her on Instagram/Twitter @ehiswriting.
Brady Thomas Kamphenkel lives and teaches in Duluth, Minnesota.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cave Wall, The National Poetry Review, SLANT, and elsewhere.  He is a graduate of the Stonecoast in Maine.
Tom Laichas’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Softblow, Disquieting Muses, Stand, The Rupture, Ambit and elsewhere. He is author of Three Hundred Streets of Venice California (forthcoming from FutureCycle Press, 2023), Sixty-Three Photographs from the End of a War (3.1 Press, 2021), and Empire of Eden (The High Window Press, 2019). He lives with his wife in Venice, California.
Tara Mesalik MacMahon’s first chapbook of poems, Barefoot Up the Mountain, won the 2020 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. Her poems appear in Nimrod, Poet Lore, Rhino, Mud Season, Red Hen Press’s “New Moons” and elsewhere. Awards include those from Nimrod, Dogwood, River Styx, Frontier Poetry, among others. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard University, Tara resides on an island in the Salish Sea with her husband and their rescue dog Hector.
An emerging writer originally from New England, Noah Pohl earned a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University, with a focus in Screenwriting. Currently working as an editor in Southern California, his work is forthcoming in Litro Magazine. He enjoys hiking, traveling, and finding the coolest bookstore in every town.
Mercer Warriner grew up in Baltimore and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a poet and children’s book writer with an interest in memory and impressions, especially of children and young adults. Her novels for young readers include the Spell Casters series and numerous Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys titles. Her poems have also appeared in The Penn Review.