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Ximena Gomez is a Colombian poet, psychologist, and translator, who now lives in Miami. Her poems have appeared in Nagari, Conexos, Círculo de Poesía, Carátula, Raíz Invertida, Ligeia, La Libélula Vaga and Espacio poético 4, and bilingually in the North American journals Sheila-Na-Gig, Nashville Review, Cigar City and Cagibi. She was finalist for the Best […]

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She the Apple

Kaylie Saidin After school ends at two-thirty and the bells ring out a long flat sound, stay-at-home mothers congregate in the parking lot outside the campus buildings. The mothers sign clipboards and collect their children, who pull their shirts and beg to stop for fast food on the way home. I watch out of the […]

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Protected Left

Abigail Walthausen It was horrible to think that it was her first time with acrylic nails. Nat wasn’t usually about that sort of thing but she had come at it gradually. First with a gift certificate for a gel mani — a friend congratulating her on a new job, or consoling her maybe, insomuch as […]

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Street Parking

Ashley Hand               I’m waitressing in the Adirondacks for the summer, at an A-frame lodge on the lake in Saint George. We seat guests on the wraparound porch in the afternoons, once the rainstorms make their promenade across the water and gust over the village. My shift starts at […]

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Madre Hada

Ximena Gomez   La casa estaba en silencio. El bombillo a punto de fundirse,   Apenas iluminaba el corredor, La escalera al jardín.   Por allí paseaba ella con el bastón. Ella decía que el corredor era   Una calle con farolas Llenas de polillas.   Bajo la luz mortecina se veía Pequeña y frágil. […]

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Eating in a State of Flowers

Forester McClatchey  Eating in the State of Flowers In Florida, the pigs eat escargot, the sluggish horses nibble Spanish Moss, the manatees hold feasts of watercress, and I can manage only dry Bordeaux before the steamed ricotta, basil, dough, and garlic of my favorite pizza place. I eat and watch the alligators pass along the […]

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Poetics and Ancestral Logic: An Interview with Dominique Christina

DOMINIQUE CHRISTINA is an award-winning poet, author, educator, and activist. She has authored four poetry collections: The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm: A Colored Girl’s Hymnal (2014), They Are All Me (2015), This Is Woman’s Work (2015), and her latest, Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems (2018). She holds five national poetry slam titles in four years, including […]

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Gulf Stream Editors Lead Prison Education Initiative

After finding a decade-old letter in the Gulf Stream editorial office from an inmate asking about free journal samples for submission guidelines, Samantha Leon has teamed up with GS-affiliated and independent writers alike to contribute to prison education. Over the next few weeks, Leon will keep a PO Box open for book donations, which will […]

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Now Reading for Summer Contest Issue

The Gulf Stream Magazine Summer Writing Contest is open to writers of fiction and poetry. The winner in each genre will be awarded $100. The 2019 contest judges are Laura Lee Smith (fiction) and Ariel Francisco (poetry). Publication: The winning story and poem from the 2019 contest will be published in Gulf Stream Magazine and […]

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Issue #22

What the Ghosts in a Kiki Petrosino Poem Said to the Ghosts in an Anne Sexton Poem, Which Were Actually the Ghosts in My Own Poem by Dante Di Stefano

Some ghosts are my fathers, forever testaments to ragelove, undertow, imprint of baseball stitches on the temple. Not king, not priest, not urchin, but sad patient drugged asleep in the psychiatric wing.   Not all ghosts are fathers. I’ve counted them as I walk the suburbs. Some are rabbits wearing moonrise like an oversized firefighter’s […]