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By Narlan Matos

Translated by José F. Buñuelos-Montes & Sally Perret

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The Rapture

By Octavio García Soto

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Esperanza contrafáctica

By Jorge Riechmann

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By Ann Fisher Wirth

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By Christopher Travis

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By Laura-Gray Street

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Underneath the Canopies

By Liukura Mariman

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Liukura Mariman is a Chilean-born, United States-raised writer. He just graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English, and plans to continue on to the Graduate School. If he's lucky enough to get his words and sotries recognized, he would love to work in the film and television industry as a screenwriter. Barring that, he might just opt for that starving artist gig that everyone's always talking about.

Either way, there will be much writing ahead.

 

 

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By July Westhale

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Poet and essayist residing in Oakland, CA, July Westhale is the autor of The Calvacade, publised by Finishing Line Press. She also as poems in Cimarron, cahoodaloodaling, burntdistrict, and Quarterly West, among others.

See more of her work in www.julywesthale.com

-Jeremiah in D minor

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By Peggy Aylsworth

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Peggy Aylsworth is a retired psychoterapist living in Santa Monica, CA. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies throughout the U.S. and around the world, currently in The Wallace Stevens Journal.

- A Yearning to Tremble

- Apology of the Amazed

                      Homage to Gaudi

- Daring Beyond Stagnation

- Paradise not Lost

- Contact with the Natural

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Book of numbered days: a sequence of poems, Rapa Nui / Easter Island, July 2012

By Gregory O’Brien

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Tangler of twine and fishing wire, we have woken more than once to the sound of you—salt-eyed, krill-enriched turtle-hungry—we have launched.

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By Diego Alegría Corona

Translated by Teodoro Ortúzar Cox

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From Open root Without stopping the water resists the weight of the sky

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Three Poems in Prose

By Lana Bella

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English is my day-to-day language that I barely understand. Vietnamese, the tongue of my mother's land is the one in sleepwalking, I dream of home. It lets me put into spoken sounds of the old city's dampness and grime, cigarette smoke warms through my father's accented syllables trailing his terrain of speech. I sit cross-legged at the bottom of the staircase, humming Ru, a quiet folk lullaby that my mother often sang me to sleep, its front-gate welcoming, moon-lit courtyard trickles earthward inseted words "au a o", which are a bit tricky for a foreign tongue to emulate.

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Hell or High Water

By Wade Simpson

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By María Inés Zaldívar

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I have to prepare my luggage.

I have to make these suitcases,

my travel bags.I try to,

and I try again,

I look at them, I touch them, I smell them,

I open them, I close them,

I can’t.

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Shaulamhu

By Danette Beavers

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A breathing word that inhales hope and exhales despair for a girl who cries like the western winds that keen through Sierra Nevada and shrill through cracks in the walls of galash dungal, her house.

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By Gregory O’Brien

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The gift of an upbringing. It was all downhill from there: the apartment on Vicuña Mackenna stray dogs and roaming pepper-grinders of Bellavista. And Saint Joseph of the numberless light-bulbs, Mary’s hair of many colours; the sky an empty cathedral in which they would hold hands or pray dutifully to the god of old bicycle parts, the daily melt; the boy meanwhile, lost in the blue brightness of his jacket.

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Translated by Arielle Concilio

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DANZA Minutos desvestidos, la lumbre de otros miembros y el domingo infinito.

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Correo Electrónico entre Eduardo Oso y Sancho Panza

By Marco Katz Montiel

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¡Qué de milagros falsos fingen en ellas, qué de cosas apócrifas y mal entendidas, atribuyendo a un santo los milagros de otro! Y aun en las humanas se atreven a hacer milagros, sin más respeto ni consideración que parecerles que allí estará bien el tal milagro y apariencia

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Carta en seis estaciones: A un vecino que empiezo a conocer

By Roberto Onell

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Valley, negotiating the Coastal Range and its pleasant, small valleys, the sea imminent,and there it is –blue, throbbing, always foreign,  always impressive.

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Perros en la Calle

By Mark Crimmins

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The two of you are sat on a curb just off the Avenida Cinco de Mayo in Mexico City, shoving your faces full of the roast chicken dinners you bought at Gili Pollos. When you sat on the curb and started unwrapping your meals, you both bobbed briefly from side to side, singing in unison the endless jingle that blares over the speakers of the cantina just down the street: Pollito con papas! Pollito con papas! Gili Pollos was closing so you were lucky to get your food, but it’s getting close to midnight now and you have slipped into the nearest alleyway to slug back your chicken and spuds.

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Sex in Santiago

By Tony Magistrale

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TIt is the middle of the afternoon, searing hot, as is often the case throughout autumn in downtown Santiago. In the park, the only slice of green inside a rumbling ocean of gray concrete rising vertically as it tumbles out horizontally, there are many reclining couples seeking surcease from the sun, entwined beneath the penumbras of trees, their humped shadows on cool grass like pooled silhouettes of black paint.

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“Through Cut Glass”, “One Is Not An Alien Number”, “Not Far, Yet Wide”, “Grateful Among The Living”, “Tales From An Iron Climate”

By Peggy Aylsworth

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She had poured her few regrets into a bowl of thin-skinned pears. The bowl, cut glass, required the chandelier. Night burns its own dead wood. Her eyes

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A Line Through The Night

By Sebastián Villagra

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I was in the garden, the cellphone screen shining in my right hand. I read the message; I read it again, read it many times. It said the neighborhood church had collapsed and I should go and see it. Inside my house father insisted with the phones and mother had started to fill bottles with water. I went to the kitchen and told her I was going out and wasn’t coming back till the next day, and she said I was cruel, something she had been saying since many years ago, and I left.

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City of Cloud and Stone

By Phillip Barron

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It’s just me and the bag of lemons
we bought from her,
selling citrus and eggshell
pomegranate passionfruit
with the white caviar inside
outside the UNESCO zone
while her children climbed
through bars and played
hide & seek;

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Out Along the Highway

By Jeff Dupuis

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Stacy said no to the road trip first thing. She was still angry at Mom and refused to come to the phone and speak with her. She tried convincing me that I should be angry with Mom too, and that her being older meant she understood things better. But after two years I missed Mom and forgot all about being angry…

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The Legion Lost

By Timothy Jarvis

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The Legion Lost’ arrived in the post in early 2001, in a manila envelope with a London postcode. No note accompanied it; there was nothing to indicate who had authored it, or why it had been sent to me. It is written, on feint-ruled sheets torn from a pad, in a hand which begins neat, but soon ebbs to frantic scrawl. At first I thought it a work of fiction dissembling a true account, but, as I read, waxed less and less certain of this, and more and more uneasy. Whatever it may be, it disquiets me to this day.

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Wisp/ How to Achieve Wetback Status/ Timo

By Margaret Towner

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This wisp of a child Arrives in my classroom, In a faded pink dress so thin The wind blows right through it.

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A Game of Chess

By Pedro Cori

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The door to the small café opened yet again, letting in the chilly winter air. Alexander looked up expectantly, as he had the other two times this had happened since he had arrived. But this time it was him; a vivid image of himself standing on the threshold looking around, the wood framed glass door slowly pulling shut behind him.

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Poetica for My Brother José-Ignacio, Conversation, Personal Genesis

By Rodrigo Rojas

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You may write using simple words
like someone who clings to a blade of grass
calling each thing by its name,
aloud, while threads of sunlight
respond with string instruments
to a cicada’s unending letter…

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What We Came After

By Kate Tempest

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I tell of him that summoned them storms in vengeance – poisoned by the wrath of his remembrance. Him that gave language just to impose a sentence. Him known as Prospero – he prospers by what he knows. Knowledge he keeps for himself and it is used for the bad to enslave and to mystify. Know the language that fills up your mouth is imposition.
And subject your ambition to a bootless inquisition…

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The Hanging Men from Prague

By Francisco Díaz Klassen

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Surge

By Mary Ann Christensen

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With my lids shut, lashes oiled with sleep and urges,
My hands got caught in the spokes of unstoppable trains:
Faltering, threatening sages.
Yes, despite my whale blubbering,
my visual lubrication,
The screech and the grinding of literary gears.
The metallic sparks,
my fathomless visions….

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