Palooka is an international literary magazine of unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, and graphic narratives. For over a decade we've featured new, up-and-coming, and established writers, artists, and photographers from United States, Canada, Australia, India, United Kingdom, China, Pakistan, Spain, France, Japan, Ireland, Brazil, South Korea, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria.
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OUT NOW: ISSUE 12
B. B. Garin, "Retrograde"
Nicole Sellew, "Savage"
Arthur Klepchukov, "Evergreen Promises"
Kaitlinn Rose: "Claiming Sides of the Mattress," "Enough to Build Your Castle"
Troy Schoultz: "1980," "ICU," "Watches," "I Don't Miss Your Saturday Nights"
Deven Philbrick: "The Real Thing," "Character," "Self-Portrait," "Tell the Story"
Andrea Bianchi, "Imaginary Sun"
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Bianca Rivetti Burattini
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OVER THE MOON...GONE: THE VANISHING ACT OF BESS HOUDINI
Jan Zlotnik Schmidt is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita at SUNY New Paltz in the Department of English where she taught autobiography, creative writing, American and contemporary literature, women’s Literature, and Holocaust literature courses. Her work has been published in many journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Broadkill Review, Cream City Review, Home Planet News, Kansas Quarterly, Memoir (and), Vassar Review, and Westchester Review. Her work has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize Series. She has had two volumes of poetry published and two collections of autobiographical essays.
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EVELYN MARÍA ANDERSON: Sweetfires
Evelyn María Anderson is a muralist and poet with a BA in Arts Practice from Stanford University. She works at the intersection of the arts and social justice at Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Raised in a bicultural home, her mother’s family is from Honduras, while her father grew up in Illinois. By following intergenerational stories of familial love, abuse, and intimacy, her poly-vocal chapbook, Sweetfires, seeks to elucidate the broader geopolitical relationship between Central America and the United States. Evelyn is working to better honor the Lenca understanding that the spirits of children live in the rivers and that it is our duty to protect them.