Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Two Mothers and a Tara

Usually, Tara’s mother socializes. I stand at a distance, holding Tara in my arms.

Jun 24, 2022
Cover Photo: Photos courtesy of author
How Languages Go Extinct

Cantonese has become a forgotten heirloom of my past.

Jun 23, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph via Square Enix
‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Taught Me About Care and Connection During the Pandemic

My online relationships remain heartfelt and cherished ones, even as I’ve reconnected myself with whatever it is we call “real life.”

Jun 22, 2022
Cover Photo: On the left is the cover of Ada Limón's book. The cover is a light grey abstract painting. The book cover is set against a bright background of yellow flowers. On the right is a photograph of Limón at a wood table wearing a black shirt with yellow flowers.
For Ada Limón, We’re All the Hurting Kind
In this interview, Eliza Harris speaks with Ada Limón about her new poetry collection, the failure of language, and finding the will to begin again.
May 16, 2022
Cover Photo: On the left is the cover of Elamin Abdelmahmoud's book, Son of Elsewhere, which depicts an illustration of a road snaking into the distance. On the right is a portrait of Abdelmahmoud, who is sitting at a table with his head propped against his fist and is smiling at the camera.
“I’m not very good at hating things”: A Conversation with Elamin Abdelmahmoud
The writer and podcaster discusses his new book ‘Son of Elsewhere,’ taking pop culture seriously, and not inviting his Twitter self to the writing party.
May 17, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of the author Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Kali Fajardo-Anstine Believes Memory Is an Act of Resistance
In this interview, the writer Jared Jackson talks to the novelist and professor Kali Fajardo-Anstine about her new book ‘Woman of Light.’
Jun 07, 2022
Cover Photo: This illustration shows an apartment complex detailed like you are looking at the backside of a dollhouse and cut out of black paper. We see various scenes going on in different rooms, but in particular one apartment shows people having sex, while the apartment below it is being banged and rattled around
Intellectual Property as a Result
recently I signed a contract / which stipulates anything / I conceive of as a result / of the job belongs to the job
Mar 29, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph is a close up image of a shiny, orange clam, it's hinges open to the delicate sunshine that reflects off its shell and the wet sand beneath it.
Laying Down the Groundwork
When I got up before anyone else / I took the heavy clams from the fridge / and put them in a bowl of cool water.
Feb 25, 2022
Cover Photo: This illustration shows two brown hands holding a collection of green gems--some are cut to look as if they are sparkling, others show old Spanish newspaper clippings. In the facets of one gem, we seem men holding up guns and pointing them toward the sky.
Pepe
when his niece asks / tell me about Chía, the answer is always just: it’s a long story / but I think what you’re telling me, is that language is an inadequate grieving
Feb 16, 2022
Cover Photo: This illustration shows a man  clutching the sides of a grocery store aisle with a baby strapped to his chest. The end of the aisle is bending and swirling, giving a sense of discomfort and disorientation.
The Baby Carrier Built for Men: FAQs for Commando™
Our desert-night camouflage pattern may bring back memories of the flak you donned in Bagdad.
Jun 17, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Gentle Cheater
The slip taped to his locker at the post office was an obscene shade of rose—a private pink that called to mind the very thing that had gotten him in trouble in the first place.
Jun 10, 2022
Cover Photo: An illustration of a female student taking an exam, with a suited man behind her, his hands on her shoulders; the pair is refracted into different student-professor duos in the background
Theory of Knowledge
An example of the just-world phenomenon: If anyone found out, they would think I deserved it. When it’s the girl who gets hurt, they always do.
Jun 03, 2022