Take care to leave the stick firmly planted
at the other shore: here comes someone
—José Watanabe, “The Ford”
Emerging fiction writer María Alejandra Barrios Vélez talks to us about her process, her influences, and the intricacies of bilingual writing.
Fiction writer Brenda Peynado untangles the connections between self-discovery, faithfulness, and her novel as it falls into place.
Artist Xavier Tavera, whose photograph appears the on the landing page for Volume 69 Number 1, had a conversation with poet Mike Soto, whose work also appears in the issue. The two shared their work over email and discussed the purpose of art, the nature of time, and memory’s relationship to truth. Here is a transcript of their conversation.