Cover Photo: Detail of Juan Barbero Martínez's "Eva desnuda" (1945), a painting of Eve, nude, holding an apple and tilting her head as if looking directly at the viewer.
A Painting of Eve as a Brown Woman Brought Me Back to My Faith

When I looked at her, I simultaneously saw divinity, and myself. 

Sep 17, 2020
Cover Photo: A photograph of the author's son, face obscured, wearing a unicorn hoodie and running around in a lush wooded backyard
He’s Starting School at Home, But I’m Just Happy He’s Here

Nothing in my son’s life has gone according to plan. Why would school be any different?

Sep 16, 2020
Cover Photo: city bookstore window viewed from the inside, with tall bookshelves on the far right and shorter ones in the foreground, alongside a blue chair
I Loved My Job as a Bookseller—Then Covid-19 Transformed It

Every time I tell a customer that we’re not open for browsing, I know I am reminding them of how Covid-19 has disrupted our rhythms and routines, robbed us of numerous small pleasures.

Sep 16, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
in & out of jean shorts (the reel catches)
I wish for sex out / in the open, to have / some strange body / glide over mine, to collide / as if to butterfly / underwater required not one / but two sets of salty / chests & jutting / calves
Sep 08, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Is This Your Sky or Mine?
The body just births more questions and that’s my future.
Aug 26, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
I’m not like you
and don’t you ever forget / it takes practice to access what you demolished / when you see us / you feel something for the first time
Aug 18, 2020

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month

Cover Photo: A photo of a woman with black hair moving between rows and rows of tourists in beach chairs. We can only see her back.
Hotel La Plantación
They like flirting with local women. When they’re satisfied with the season, they catch a plane and go back to gringolandia.
Cover Photo: still life painting of a memorial buffet featuring Cheetos, gummy worms, and red velvet cheesecake
On the occasion that i die before i’m thirty,
there must be no mention of my migration or bravery; / if anyone reads poetry, let it only be an ode to green-tea donuts
Jul 07, 2020
Cover Photo: A collage of six different The Baby-Sitters Club covers from the '90s. Several depict them hanging out in Claudia's room, while others feature each babysitter at their job.
Becoming an American Girl: Lessons from The Babysitter’s Club
If we had left Venezuela, it had to be because life in America was going to be better, but the BSC world didn’t seem inherently better—just different.
Sep 01, 2020
Cover Photo: In this photograph, two turtles sit on a rock at the edge of a dark green pool. They face opposite directions and their necks reach toward the sky. Both of their heads have stripes of red and dark green. You can see their reflections in the water below.
For As Long As Turtles Live
Our relationship might crack as we build two babies, but turtles don’t rush.
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Hyung
They weren’t shaped in the same image he had of the older Korean boys Jacob had not seen since he left, these hyungs who towered over Jacob still.
Sep 04, 2020
Cover Photo: A photo of two very realistic puppets—an old man in a suit and green tie, and an old woman in a red dress and red polka dot bandana. They are both disgruntled.
The New Grandma
Good mothers don’t lose composure, she thought, even if an asteroid is heading at them, they don’t loosen screen time limits or miss piano lessons.
Aug 28, 2020