Newsletter #10

ASTER(IX) Winter 2016

We hope you’ve had a great start to the new year!  We are happy to announce that in March, Aster(ix) will be partnering once again with Blue Sketch Press at AWP. Please come by and visit us at Table 227. We are also thrilled to welcome onto our team: Associate Editor, Oindrila Mukherjee and Contributing / Advisory Editors, Daisy Hernandez,  Norma Cantú, Jennifer Clement, Edwidge Danticat, Stephanie Elizondo Griest and Helena Maria Viramontes.  As many of you know Aster(ix) is a work of puro amor devoted to writers, artists, thinkers and activists committed to social change. It runs on crazy midnight-oil kind of energy and thrives on word-of-mouth. So thank you to all of you who tweet, instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter, who like our FB page and cite us in your work. Thank you also to those who choose to support through donations and more. Enjoy!

 

New in Asterisms: Unbound and Noteworthy

RETIRING IN THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD  BY SHEILA MALDONADO 
 
 
I AM NOT MUSLIM BUT BY AYSE PAPATYA BUCAK

 “I don’t speak Turkish or Arabic, don’t know how to pray, don’t know how to be anything other than American; internment will be its own foreign country. But maybe I’ll have a lot of time to read, to study Turkish, to learn to pray.”

THANK YOU MONICA: A BELATED ELEGY BY NELLY ROSARIO

 “When my feet turned back home after college graduation, your dreams were just starting to put their shoes on. In my memory, you’re still 14 and on your first job. At 24, a first-time supervisor, I was book-smart and street-dumb as they come.”

THE SEA SHIMMERS BETWEEN US BY SHAY YOUNGBLOOD

“On our honeymoon we visited Japan. It was her first time. It was the last time I saw my mother well. I wanted to introduce Mina to the people and all the places from my childhood. I wanted to have new adventures with her too.”

SIMILITUDE / شبه / SIMILITUD BY SOAD SULIMAN

was struck with panic when the car ran over her small body.” / “Me estrujó el pánico cuando pasaron los carros sobre su pequeño cuerpo…” 

TELEVISION BY MADHU KAZA

“We kept the television on the chair with all its nerves exposed. I worried that it was a fire hazard to have the cathode tube, the wiring and the circuit board exposed and hanging over the chair, but we weren’t going to buy a new television.”

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If you haven’t done so already make sure to read our Fall 2015 Issue: Tierra/Home edited by Vanessa Martir.


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