NUALA LINCKE-IVIC, EDITOR
West Los Angeles College


From the Editor
Mission & Submission Guidelines
Flash Fiction Contest
Joseph McDaughtery Introduction
Steven R. Kutcher Interview
Four Poets Interview


essays

studentNoa R. Gross: Addiction to Illusion

studentTroy Turner: Universal Truths from Ancient Beauty

studentRonnie Williams: I Remember

...and more


poetry

studentLouise Martin Brown: The Thought

studentAnthony A. Lee: Memory of Abel

studentMari Spiezia-Nobre: Lost in Translation

...and more


stories

studentShanna South: And So It Is...

studentTiffany Tang: Mint Mocha Nostalgia

studentDarrell Woody: The Fire Constellation

...and more

nonflash

Contributing Editors...

facultyWILLIAM WALLIS
Los Angeles Valley College

Poet’s Corner

“Poets are people who roam the universe of literature looking for lightning within themselves to inspire their own verse…”
facultyA. JAY ADLER
Los Angeles Southwest College

Poetic License

“… a poem is not a vault for protecting meaning from those without the key, but a map to the treasure instead…”
faculty
ANTHONY A. LEE
West Los Angeles College

The Subaltern Voice

“History is what we choose to remember about the past, and simultaneously what we choose to forget…”

Students...

facultyJOSEPH MCDAUGHTERY:
West Los Angeles College

"Earthquake"
“I grew up like an earthquake, all across Southern California…!” he spits as he fuses the power of rap beats
with the message of the Gospel burned into his heart and inked onto his skin...
facultyNOA GROSS
West Los Angeles College

"Addiction to Illusion"
"…‘Hollywood’ is a nomadic society: a Diaspora. And this Diaspora known as Hollywood is full of unrealistic and irrational ideas and ideals regarding ways to live life, which are responsible for influencing the typical person and suggesting principles for him or her to live up to and emulate."
facultyTROY TURNER
West Los Angeles College

"Universal Truths from Ancient Beauty"
"My feelings ranged from apathy to concern upon entering the gates to the museum… I had to find the voice of the past through other media that, deny as I might have, did not speak to me with a voice as clear as those of the murmuring fountains."