Cover Photo Credit: Guillermo Filice Castro

Threshold

Plank of wood, metal, stone beneath the door. A boundary. An opening. The point at which something begins or changes. That “there, we’ve arrived; now, let’s cross over” moment. Consider the threshold of pain, of love, of language. What happens when you approach, remain, and/or take a step to the other side?

This issue’s collection of prose and poetry starts in one place—a mindset, an emotion, a room, a life—and moves toward another. We’re excited to present fourteen contrasting, beautiful voices that respond to the question: “What’s next?”

-Nita Noveno and Sara Lippmann, the Editors

FICTION

Music Heard in Hi-Fi by Noel Alumit
In the Beginning by Victoria Brown
A Handbook for Single Mothers by Jen Knox
Gray Area by Krista Madsen
The Forestiera by Cynthia Blake Thompson

NON-FICTION

Back Home by Ben Tanzer
In the Making by Kari Nguyen
An Unlikely Pilgrimage by Jennifer McGaha

POETRY

that voice by Guillermo Filice Castro
Albuquerque, NM by Cathy Linh Che
At the End by Nathan McClain
Solitude by Seni Seneviratne

INTERVIEWS

Chris Tarry by Sara Lippmann
Laurel Fantauzzo by Nita Noveno

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