Cover Photo: This illustration has a gray background and shows a blond women sitting at the top of a tottering pile of empty yogurt containers. She is holding a bowl and her hand it lifting a fresh spoonful up to her face.
All the Things I’ve Loved to Death

Am I ever going to know where I hope to escape to? I understand that I’m trying escape from reality, but I’m still not clear on what the destination is.

Jan 25, 2022
Cover Photo: A screenshot of Shirley Manson, the lead singer of Garbage, from their music video "Androgynous." Manson is sitting on the ground with slicked-back hair, wearing a  shirt, tie and suit jacket with sheer tights and heeled boots.
“The Queerest of the Queer”: Listening to Garbage in the Nineties

I listened to the lead singer, Shirley Manson, play what I understood as masculine and feminine in the same hand.

Jan 24, 2022
Cover Photo: An illustration of two Asian women in dresses staring at each other at a gala from across the room, surrounded by rich white men  and white women. The room is mostly dark, with beautiful chandeliers hanging down.
Rich White Boys

I told myself I accepted his gala invite because I wanted to see what else they could get away with.

Jan 21, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Ode to Diabetes
When I got better I ate / attention, the praise for being alive. There is no praise now. A needle, / a sharp’s box, yellow asking me to slow down.
Jan 19, 2022
Cover Photo: An illustration of a mother watching her daughter in the bathroom
Haibun on the High Bun
everything shifts as she twists and spins her hair, lifting it to chignon. / So self-assured, as if the gesture were always hers
Dec 22, 2021
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
playing the dozens with loneliness
your lonely ain’t alone if it’s waiting for him
Nov 10, 2021
Cover Photo: A dark blue, white, black, and white illustration of a husband (left) and wife (right). A white tornado swarms them, and the husband is losing blue pages from his head., slowly leaving her.
Four Alternate Endings to a Six-Year Marriage
There’s a comfort to our clinging, to the familiarity of togetherness, where the pain is predictable and the pleasure enough.
Jan 14, 2022
Cover Photo: A black and white photograph of the Elmo the Muppet from Sesame Street; he is staring into the camera, a disbelieving expression on his furry features, presumably due to the antics of his friend Zoe and her pet rock Rocco
Elmo’s Struggle
I raised my eyes heavenwards, seeking strength in the blue expanse. Let Zoe have her foolish notions. I would not let Rocco trouble me today.
Jan 10, 2022
Cover Photo: This illustration shows two young women running and dancing down a city sidewalk. Cars are driving past them and all the light sources are blurry and bleeding, as if we are looking at the scene through a window streaked with rain. The girls' shadows on the building next to them have wolf heads.
City Wolf
The werewolf has been scheduling men from the app back-to-back every night—even on the days leading up to the full moon, though she knows she shouldn’t.
Jan 07, 2022