Take Me With You When
You Go
Lindsay Hansard

The Great Conversation: Cultural Change Through YouTube
Zoe Comingore

Amorphous Object &
Papered Wall

Jenna Citrus

Sundays in Hudson
Jamie Brian

Joseph Theis

Fox and Geese
Deborah Rocheleau

Kara Wellman

Madeleine Richey

Love in Winter
David Albert Solberg

I Have Made My Own Soul Suffer
Hoda Fakhari

Marissa Kopco

The Bath
Bridget Hansen

A Notice to My Mailman
Elizabeth Schoppelrei

poem for god
Casandra Robledo

The Woman in Silent Tears
Sony Ton-Amie

Jenna Citrus

Passing Through
Marissa Kopco

Signifying Antipathy
Eric Kubacki

Sony Ton-Amie

Abbey Kish

Amish Country
A.J. Weber

everything beautiful bleeds
Casandra Robledo

5 August 2014
Emily Gadzinksi

Marcee Wardell

Et in Arcadio Ego
David Albert Solberg

Stuttgart Triptych
Abbey Kish

Katie Cross

Sorry, We're Closed
Marissa Kopco

Older than Our Bodies
A.J. Weber



On October 3, 1937, one word killed 25 thousands. 
Two lovers were caught in the act; 
bayonets pierced her belly
while he came in blood and fear. 

Bodies floated in the river like crumpled leaves, 
the fall matched their contrast perfectly. 
The babies thrown into empty spaces giggled for
a second, before they met the end of a spear. 

In San Juan, the fish cried blood, 
their comrades weaving between corpses. 
The frogs leapt at the shores of the river— 
they could not stomach the eyes of the dead. 

Cleanse the borders, Trujillo said. 
Paint it in blood, the people chanted. 
And Haitians saturated the fertilizer
for the sugarcanes they planted that morning. 

Under the complicit eyes of FDR, 
Trujillo and Stenio shook hands and set the price. 
21 dollars per person on paper. Done deal. 

From Dajabon to Moca, no black men stand. 
Those left were piled in trucks and dumped in the sea. 
Their numbers we will never know— 
they were not part of the deal. 

They were wasted money.

About the Author

Sony Ton-Aime graduated from Kent State University last December with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He plans to pursue a career of writing both novels and poems and study corporate law to satiate his love of knowledge. Sony has an avid interest in photography, and he enjoys spending time in his home country of Haiti.