May 2021

This Is Us

Whatever we’re writing, it’s about family. This issue’s pieces deal with the topic head-on, in its contours of estrangement and belonging, connection and loss.



before a honolulu sunset

Before a Honolulu Sunset

artichoke women

The Artichoke Women



aunt joan

Aunt Joan

ill fly away

I’ll Fly Away

there but for the grace of god

There But For The Grace of God

beach walk

Beach Walk

to magic

To Magic

judge judy

While my Mother Dreams of Judge Judy

come back

Come Back

stick figures

Stick Figures

leaving words behind

Leaving Words Behind