Cover Picture by TJ Benson

Cover Design by Bard Studio

 Guest Editor’s Note – Gbenga Adesina


Afghan Refugee by Rohan Chhetri

The Size of Grief by Lydia Kasese

Five Stations for Various by Richard Ali

Portrait of My Mother as a Child by Jessica Marion Modi

what is the boy who drags his solitudes outdoors by Peter Akinlabi

Emily As We Test the Mammals by Darren C. Demaree

Via Casa by Robert Gibbons

Giving Head by Kechi Nomu

Just Another Moonless Night by Rachel Heimowitz

The Moveable Feast of Richard Rive by Abigail George

River by Adeeko Ibukun

Thirty-Nine Ways to Screw Up by Lois Roma-Deeley

In the Distance by Glen Wilson

Undoing Time by Ajibola Tolase

The Great Ulysses by Jeff Burt

Sacrifice by Romeo Oriogun

the moon’s light cut on st. stephens day by Richard Anyah

transitions by Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

Kentucky Stone-shoe Breakdown by Todd Mercer


Maybe This is How I die by Rumbi Makanga

Leftover by Chizoma Emeka Joshua

Trick Question by Cindy Bosley


Interrogating a Continent’s Rhythm – Conversation with Titilope Shonuga, Peter Akinlabi, Harriet Anena and Gbenga Adesina

The Portrait Of An Elegant Feminist by Noah Oladele

Book Strokes:

Blackass by A. Igoni Barret – Opeyemi Razak Oyadiran

The Birth of Illusion by Jumoke Verissimo – Kechi Nomu

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – Gbenga Adesina

Sanctificum by Chris Abani – Chekwube O. Danladi

The New Testament by Jericho Brown – Tolase Ajibola

Known And Strange Things by Teju Cole – Gbenga Adesina

a river’s journey by amu nnadi – Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John – Redscar Mcodindo K’oyuga

Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong – Okwudili Neobolisa

Season of Crimson Blossoms by Adam Abubakar Ibrahim – Opeyemi Razak Oyadiran

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue – Okwudili Neobolisa

19 Ghazal Street by Laura Kaminski – D.M. Aderibigbe

The Hate Artist by Niran Okewole – Gbenga Adesina


TJ Benson

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