Reckoning 5

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Tending tiny miracles until they split the pavement.

The present is clay, sitting cool and wet in the palm of your hand. Squash it, twist it, mold it. Shape it into something beautiful.

Reckoning 5, edited by Leah Bobet and Cécile Cristofari, concentrates on acknowledging the wonder of our environment as it is right now.

Featuring poetry, essays, fiction and art by Hana Amani, Cécile Cristofari, Leah Bobet, Julia DaSilva, Marlon Hacla, Kristine Ong Muslim, Anthony Pearce, Angela Penrose, Christy Jones, Priya Chand, Maya Chhabra, Danielle Jorgenson Murray, Catherine Rockwood, Eileen Gunnell Lee, Liv Kane, S.L. Harris, William Tao, Remi Skytterstad, Ashley Bao, Corey Farrenkopf, Jennifer Mace, Sandy Parsons, D Dina Friedman, Steve Rasnic Tem, Oyedotun Damilola Muees, Joseph Hope, Justine Teu, Tracy Whiteside, Rae Kocatka, Jennifer Mace and Karen Heuler.

Ebook release: January 2021
e-ISBN: 978-0-9989252-9-5

Print release: July 2021
Trade paper, perfect-bound. 238 pages; 60,000 words.

Contents

Art

Cover: Reckoning 5 – Hana Amani
Too Hot to Handle – Tracy Whiteside

Nonfiction

From the Editors – Cécile Cristofari

From the Editors: a scribbled note in a water-damaged notebook – Leah Bobet 

No More Creepy Crawlies – Anthony Pearce 

On the Destruction and Restoration of Habitats – Priya Chand 

Facing Medusas – Liv Kane 

Poetry

Salvage Song – Julia DaSilva

Mula sa Melismas – Marlon Hacla

From Melismas – Marlon Hacla translated by Kristine Ong Muslim 

you said, ‘they’re making the ground soft’ – Christy Jones

Owl Prowl – Maya Chhabra

From the Embassy of Leaks to the Court of Cracks – Catherine Rockwood 

when the coral copies our fashion advice – Ashley Bao 

photolinguistics – Jennifer Mace

We Have So Little Time Left – D Dina Friedman 

Voice of God – Joseph Hope

letters from the ides – Jennifer Mace 

Fiction

The Wild Inside – Angela Penrose

Riverine – Danielle Jorgenson Murray

You Cannot Return to the Burning Glade – Eileen Gunnell Lee 

Ash and Scar – S.L. Harris 

Gingko Biloba – William Tao 

A Song Born – Remi Skytterstad

Wash’ashore Plastics Museum – Corey Farrenkopf

The Talking Bears of Greikengkul – Sandy Parsons

Mummies – Steve Rasnic Tem

All We Have Left Is Ourselves – Oyedotun Damilola Muees 

SPF – Justine Teu

After Me, A Flood – Rae Kocatka

The Restoration – Karen Heuler

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