Move Aside, NYC. The 505 is Your New Short Story City.

By Alice Yang   Dear New York Publishers, Out here in the West, we continue to consume short stories set in New York, chronicling the melodrama of humanity against the all too familiar backdrop of skyscrapers, subways, and large bodies… Continue Reading

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A Matter of Choice

  I haven’t seen Manuel in a few months now. I’m glad. I thought he’d gone the first time he left, but no more than a month later he was back. This time I think he’s gone for good. I… Continue Reading

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Albuquerque: The Land Beside Time

“Had we but world enough, and time,” begins Andrew Marvell’s famous poem “To His Coy Mistress.” The poem, which takes the form of a persuasive argument, is a clever bid for hastening the physical consummation of the courtship between the speaker of… Continue Reading

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Finding Inspiration in Albuquerque

The beginning of August will mark my first full year in Albuquerque. I’ve enjoyed working on my MFA and exploring this new city I live in. What I’ve seen so far is impressive—Albuquerque is culturally rich and very invested in… Continue Reading

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An Interview with Hakim Bellamy

Photo Credit: Mikhayla Harrell Hakim Bellamy became the inaugural poet laureate of Albuquerque on April 14th, 2012. Bellamy has been on two national champion poetry slam teams and has been published in numerous anthologies and on inner-city buses. A musician,… Continue Reading

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