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May, Not Mei

Our relationship is early morning selfies before the 200 bus. Salty-sweet Chinese candy wrappers that line my bag. The off-brand Aveeno hand lotion she gave me for Christmas. I imagined that she spelled her name “Mei” in the Chinese tradition, meaning “...

The Cafe

This short story appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 19,  Romance To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or purchase a copy at your local bookstore.   ¤   Three women sat together in an ...


In the Beginning...

LARB presents Isaac Bashevis Singer’s story “In the Beginning,” translated from the Yiddish by David Stromberg. This is the story’s first appearance in English. It is featured in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 18,  Genius To ...




Two Poems

nbsp; These poems appear in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 18,  Genius To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or  donate here. ¤   THE NEXT BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM Will naturally begin with a blues ...


The Dan Graves Situation

This short story appears in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 16,  Art To receive the LARB Quarterly Journal, become a member  or  donate here. ¤ Meredith Lovelace was hoping to resolve the Dan Graves situation before lunch. It was Monday, the ...

The Ballad of Jesus Ortiz

California's Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, presents his poem “The Ballad of Jesus Ortiz,” which is based on the life and death of his great-grandfather....



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