New Texas

La Viejita

La Viejita

by Julian S. Garcia “¿Me Escuchas? Viejita,” the voice said. “What? ¿Que?” La Vieja turned in the direction of the voice. His tone was dark almost threatening, like a flickering snake. “Are you listening to me?” the stranger asked. She was wearing new bifocals and disliked them. She could barely see the blurry image ofRead more about La Viejita[...]

Tigerlily

Tigerlily

by Renee Henning TIGERLILY Lily pinned on her name tag. It read Soo-Lee. She, like everyone assigned to her cabin, was a teenager who had been adopted from South Korea by a Caucasian couple. It was the first day of Korean culture camp. Adopted children and adolescents had traveled from various states to spend aRead more about Tigerlily[...]

La Linda

La Linda

by David Kaczynski I’ve become increasingly fascinated with the town of La Linda, though I’d be hard put to explain to you exactly why. For one thing, I’ve never been there, only studied it (if that’s the right word) from a distance. It lies at the end of a dead-end road that I’ve driven downRead more about La Linda[...]

Our Arborist

Our Arborist

by Jonathan B. Ferrini Mr. Mori awoke to a beautiful sunny morning and stared out the window of his hospice into a small, well-maintained garden with bright flowers, a California pepper tree providing shade, and a gathering place for happy, singing birds. A familiar appearing bluebird landed on the window sill, and stared into hisRead more about Our Arborist[...]

The Musicality of Olu Obafemi’s Illuminations

The Musicality of Olu Obafemi’s Illuminations

by Oluwatosin John Ibitoye Introduction Poetry, a form of literature and a medium of performance does not exist in a vacuum, especially in Africa where poets source from oral tradition. From the visual aesthetics and imageries depicted in reader’s mind, the performative tendencies are not far-fetched. Grabner asserts that “performance poems use elements that appealRead more about The Musicality of Olu Obafemi’s Illuminations[...]