Cover Photo: This header image is two photographs split down the middle. On the left, we  are looking up a New York City avenue; on the right we are looking up a winding country road surrounded by trees and green fields.
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The City Writer Versus the Country Writer

Choosing one life means missing out on another; it is not possible to be everywhere all at once, to do everything, to be everyone.

Leaves of Grass Waldenreal writers


Never Can Say Goodbye

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.

Alma Mater

real writer

You’ve done nothing but tortured me, fuck you, I’m done

Constellations of Eve

I’m hungry, hungry, hungryInferno There I am

Let’s hope it’s not a bombWho are you? Why?

The Book of Paul

Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood is a Vietnamese and American author. Her debut novel, IF I HAD TWO LIVES, is out from Europa Editions. Her second novel CONSTELLATIONS OF EVE is the inaugural title forthcoming in 2022 from DVAN/TTUP, a publishing imprint founded by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, a scholar of Asian American history and literature, and Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen to promote Vietnamese American literature.

Her works can be found at TIME Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Lit Hub, Electric Lit, Catapult, Pen America, BOMB, among others. She is the founder of Neon Door, an immersive art exhibit. Find her at