August 22, 2016

Adjuncts Conversation with Jennifer Jean   Rattle #53 features a tribute to 22 adjunct instructors, and a spirited conversation with Jennifer Jean, covering the current plight of adjuncts in academia, her work with sex trafficking survivors, and time spent as a … Continue reading

Amy Uyematsu I WISH I’D SEEN MY NISEI FATHER DANCE Before the war nisei were so much cooler than we sansei kids give them credit— after all they could listen to Meiji-farmer folk songs and siblings practicing violin and shamisen … Continue reading

August 19, 2016

Lynne Thompson THE CURIOUS ADOPTEE I’d like to find her. Compare notes. Which of us got lucky? I’d like to know why? My parents could have been hers but something fell through—as in the rabbit hole, as in next in … Continue reading

August 17, 2016

Luis J. Rodriguez LOVE POEM TO LOS ANGELES with a respectful nod to Jack Hirschman 1. To say I love Los Angeles is to say I love its shadows and nightlights, its meandering streets, the stretch of sunset-colored beaches. It’s … Continue reading

August 15, 2016

Raquel Reyes-Lopez THE DRAFT OF A MESSIAH I’m not sure what sounds escape when a false messiah sings. If lips part gently, while tongue pushes out noise that mimics semi-truck collision, or if it’s a burst of two- hundred hummingbirds … Continue reading