Unfolding, because we highlight one writer at a time.

Consider this a conduit for disruption, a space for discussion, reflection. We seek quality writing (and art) filled with surprise, mystery, and structural and emotional complexity.

Our mission is to publish new talent, and to highlight established writers from the unique regions of South Florida, the Caribbean, and from the nebulous zone of the Caribbean diaspora.

Whimsical? Yes. We’re eclectic too.

In addition to the standard genre content you find in other literary journals, such as poems, interviews, short stories, personal essays, articles or one-act plays, occasionally, we feature profiles of interesting earthlings, because if we think someone is great, we want you to know about them too. Sometimes, we even feature recipes for those who like to get busy in the kitchen (“Bouch mwen fè dlo”).

But make no mistake, we’re serious about the quality of the work we showcase

Thank you for being part of this ever-growing, diverse community.

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Literature

 

Exquisite Corpse: “Dark Days in Port-au-Prince”: Roxane Gay, M.J. Fievre, Katia D. Ulysse, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, and Josaphat-Robert Large: Dark Days in Port-au-Prince (Fiction)
Diane Allerdyce: “The Wee Hours” (Nonfiction)
Kent Annan: “The World Crashes All the Time” (Nonfiction)
Suze Baron: “Mama” (Poetry)
Suze Baron: “Piano Talk” (Poetry)
Suze Baron: “Take Vladimir, He’s Good Company” (Nonfiction)
France-Luce Benson: “Risen from the Dough” (Play)
Patricia Biela: “Mamie’s Hands” (Poetry)
Hector Duarte Jr.: “A Father First” (Fiction)
Juderns Exceus: “Learning Creole” (Nonfiction)
Tatiana Garcia: “Single. Taken.” (Fiction)
Sheree L. Greer: “We Call Love Longed For” (Fiction)
John Grey: “Haitian Cockfight, 1953” (Poetry)
Fabienne Josaphat: “Catching Crazy” (Fiction)
Leita Kaldi: “Beware of Flatterers” (Nonfiction)
Leita Kaldi: “Fano Filo” (Nonfiction)
Leita Kaldi: “Lost in Translation” (Nonfiction)
Leita Kaldi: “Ti Moustik’s Coq” (Nonfiction)
Leita Kaldi: “Zombies” (Nonfiction)
Nathasha Labaze: “Hunger” (Poetry)
Marylin Laurent: “An Angel on the Other Side of the Border” (Fiction)
Enma Leyva: “Tile” (Poetry)
Kevin F. Mason: “When I Can’t See the Sun: Jean-Michel Daudier’s Soundtrack to Haiti’s Democratic Moment” (Nonfiction)
Laura McDermott: “Scenes from the Rearview Mirror” (Poetry)
Maryse Noël Roumain: “Remembering Kate” (Fiction)
Jeremy Paden: “On this Fault, Let Us Write a Poem” (Poetry)
Margaret Papillon: “Amen!”
Esilda Prentice: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Story About Domestic Violence (Nonfiction)
Marlène Rigaud Apollon: “To the Memory of my Father” (Nonfiction)
Phoebe Rusch: What Do You Love about Haiti? (Poetry)
Mahalia Solages: “Boundaries” (Fiction)
Mahalia Solages: “Vague in Conversation (an excerpt)” (Fiction)
Barbara Ellen Sorensen: “Doubting Cremation” (Poetry)
Yolaine M. St. Fort: “Flight” (Poetry)
Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel: “Farewell to Arms” (Fiction)
Tammy L. Tillotson: “The Picture of Haiti” (Poetry)
Katia D. Ulysse: “Dawning of a New Day” (Fiction)
Katia D. Ulysse: “Mango” (Nonfiction)
Katia D. Ulysse: “Tragedians” (Nonfiction)
Jorge Valdes: “The Gathering Area” (Nonfiction)

Roxane Gay

In the Kitchen

 

5 Questions for Butterfly Katz (Interview)
A Canadian Thanksgiving (Daniela Lara Serna)
A Classic with a Twist (Milena Gigliotti)
Blanc-Manger Coco: A Haitian Recipe (MJ Fievre)
Chocolate Temptation (Milena Gigliotti)
Eating with Our Eyes (collective)
Fried Eggplants (Lewis Prisco)
(It’s More than Just) Cooking with Liliane
Kale Chips (Mahalia Solages)
Learning, Perfecting the Art of Haitian Cooking (Newspaper article)
Legim ak Sirik: A Haitian Recipe (MJ Fievre)
Oh, my… Enpanadas! (Natalie Lux)
Majadito: Bolivia’s Treasure (Talis Vanessa Montero)
Pwason Gwo Sèl (Mahalia Solages)
Yummy Turkey Stock (Sarah Pearsall)
Tarija, Bolivia: Passion Fruit Mousse (Martha Tárraga Hevia y Vaca)
The Art of Cooking, Ron Duprat Style (Interview)iew)

Who Kneads Me? by Amanda Starling