‘Compassion’ and ‘Urine Season’, two poems by Niina Pollari.
‘The fertility process is more like gambling than investment.’
Two women meet in an IVF clinic in this short story by Kate Lister Campbell.
‘What was she ushering in and what was a grand program for which she was simply helpless agent?’
An excerpt from Search History by Eugene Lim.
Notes from an Island
‘When we woke up, the whole ocean was full of broken ice.’
An excerpt from Notes from an Island, with artwork by Tuulikki Pietilä and memoir by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal.
‘When I was eight, my mother died and Naomi arrived.’
An excerpt from Burntcoat by Sarah Hall.
‘I’m drawn to the irrational because it has the potential to radicalise our senses.’
The authors discuss ghosts, transgenerational mourning and communal cooking.
‘Feeling Real’ and ‘I Miss Myself / Shared Oranges’ by poet and filmmaker Edmund Hardy.
‘we welcome the applicant.’ Two poems by Radna Fabias translated by David Colmer.
Jean Betrays Memory
‘Beauty was a state of being blamed’
New fiction by David Hayden.
Elaine L. Wang remembers friendship, flag-raising ceremonies and class elections at elementary school in Beijing.
‘I hope I never have to miss a playdate for catechism.’
An excerpt from Oldladyvoice, translated from the Spanish by Charlotte Whittle.