NUALA LINCKE-IVIC, EDITOR
West Los Angeles College


From the Editor
Mission Statement
Submission Guidelines
Flash Fiction Contest

essays

Brandon Wilson: "California Skies"
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flash fiction

Tsehai Russell: Observations of a Foreign-Domestic Place
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interviews

Brian Kiley: Novelist and Writer for Conan O'Brien Show
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novels

Brian Kiley: The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins
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plays

Abel Prudhomme: Hamlet, Resurrected
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poetry

Anthony A. Lee: Award-Winning Poet and Teacher

screenplays

Tiffany Tang: What the Day Holds
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stories

Michael Jimenez: Nobody Dies Today
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nonflash

Contributing Editors...

facultyWILLIAM WALLIS
Los Angeles Valley College

Poet’s Corner

“… I—faced with the skepticism, elitism, and occasional disdain of my colleagues—feel a need to analyze the 'reasons' why I write—even more so why I publish, when it is so hellishly difficult…”
facultyA. JAY ADLER
Los Angeles Southwest College

Poetic License

“The casual reader might be surprised to learn of such passion about and behind poetry, but then it was the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky who… charged…as being a 'parasite,' defended himself by stating, 'I’m no parasite. I’m a poet, who will bring honor and glory to his country.’”
faculty
ANTHONY A. LEE
West Los Angeles College

The Subaltern Voice

“It is the job of the poet to start with the commonplace and find within such everyday experiences the reality of our humanity. That is to say, to assault the reader’s illusion of ordinariness...”

facultyKATHERINE BOUTRY
West Los Angeles College

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

"We could all blame the evil media for poisoning our minds against women, but that would be grossly unfair and overly simplistic. The media only makes a profit when they hit a nerve and appeal to a prejudice their audience already shares.”
faculty SURANA SINGH-BISCHOFBERGER
East Los Angeles College

Artists & Professors

“Teaching, without a doubt, has had a great influence on my work. Teaching requires one to truly practice what one preaches. It forces me to slow down and really consider the line of communication that I am trying to establish. ~ Chris Turk, Ceramist"
faculty
KEVIN MORRISSEY
Los Angeles City College

Developing a Voice and a
Life in Theatre

“…I have seen [troubled] students enter the Theatre Academy and thrive and develop a voice as a creative artist. Not just people at risk with gangs, but also substance abusers.”

Students...

facultyJOSE CHAVEZ

"Cruzando la Frontera"
“The cold night air burned through my bones...I decided to become a snake, ‘una serpiente fuerte.’  If I were a snake...I could just slither away and cross the border."
facultyMOYA NKRUMA

"Curse of the Treasure
of Cahuenga Pass"

"So it was this Mexican General, with this war chest filled with gold, jewelry and diamonds."
facultyANDREW STONE

"Hunting Crows"
"The nights pass me by as I burrow, fighting tears. Sometimes my wife hugs me with boiling oil."

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