Issue 12 Winter 2015.

Cover & Table of Contents.


Online Features.



Melissa Gwyn

Cover artist Melissa Gwyn lives n San Francisco and began teaching art at the University of California, Santa Cruz, after moving to the West Coast from Brooklyn in 2000. She received her MFA from Yale in 1989. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving reviews from Art Forum, Time Out New York, Village Voice, Art News, and The New York Times. She is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery in Oakland.




Han-Jae (H.J.) Lee



Octavio Solis
Mundo Means World

Richard Lange

Of Human Carnage

 Han-Jae (H.J.) Lee studied poetry at Chung- Ang University and Korea University, and in the United States at the Almaden Community Center (San Jose). His first book, A High-Rise Apartment, was published in Korea in 2008. Co-publisher of three poetry anthologies, his poems have appeared in several Korean literary magazines. H.J. has been writing poetry in English since 2004; and in 2013 his collection, The Golden Gate Bridge and Other Natural Wonders was published in English. He lives in both San Jose and Seoul.




Octavio Solis’s plays have been mounted across the country. His drama, fiction and poetry have been published in the Arroyo Literary Review, The Louisville Review, ZYZZYVA, Catamaran Literary Reader and the Chicago Quarterly Review. His anthology The River Plays is published by NoPassport Press. He has received the 2014 Pen Center USA Literary Award for Drama for Se Llama Cristina.

Richard M. Lange’s short fiction has appeared in North American Review, Cimarron Review, Mississippi Review, Ping Pong, Portland Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, The William and Mary Review, Eclipse, Green Mountains Review, Georgetown Review, and elsewhere. His story “The Deaths of Various Animals” was chosen as a Notable Story of the Year in the 2009 Best of the West Anthology. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.