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


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