Naked and Fallen
Jenna Citrus

Through Process
Emily Plummer

The Annex
Casey Burke

Tearing at Sores
Regis Louis

The Birth of Our Names
Tesneem Madani

Untitled No. 4
Sarah Kronz

Our Condition
Troy Neptune

On the Fundamentals of Art and the Soul
Ayla Maisey

In the Foreground
Aree Rachel Coltharp

Of a Woman
Jackie Vega

Winafret Casto

The Seventeen Seconds of Odette
Rachel Lietzow

Hidden in Sight
Jenna Citrus

Casandra Robledo

The Passage
Liam Trumble

Resentment as a Kind of Relief
Eric Kubacki

Beauty Standards
Sarah Kronz

Over the Kanawha
Claire Shanholtzer

Anne Livingston

Sponsorships & Acknowledgements

For Empty Spaces
Regis Louis

Liam Trumble

Culled from the Flock
Deborah Rocheleau

Searching for Divinity
Madeleine Richey

From Pillars to Dust
Madeleine Richey

As Best I Could Do
Hoda Fakhari

In Your Absence
Emma Croushore

Sarah Kronz

The Shadow of Paris
Anika Maiberger

The Liffey
Kara Wellman

Memories of Home
Audrey Lee

Jackie Vega

The Beauty in Fracturing
Taylor Woosley

Butcher Paper
Casandra Robledo

Human Scavenger
Devin Prasatek

Babel Was a Second Eden
Luke McCusker

The Painting in Gallery 26
Sydney Crago

Sofia Io Celli

Ayla Maisey


Culled from the Flock

Maybe God should talk to Hubble:
they have more references
between them. The telescope’s eye
is forever open to the universe.
The brilliant impressions of lifeless
stars, haloed supernovas
and other wonders far greater
than a lost sheep on a mountainside. 

I wonder what they would talk about, 
God and Hubble. Would He speak
in parables about herding moons
or birthing stars—about shearing
dust from nebulae? Or would such
metaphors be lost on so mechanical
a being. Humans calibrated its lens
to record silent portraits
of the night; we never equipped
it to detect a voice calling out in a
universe devoid of ears.


About The Author

Deborah Rocheleau is a junior at Wright State University, where she majors in English, with a concentration in TESOL. Through her studies, she has taught Chinese to American students and English to Chinese students. Her writing has been published previously by Tin House Open Bar, Silver Pen, Scarlet Leaf and several other publications.