La Muerte

Octavio Quintanilla like my father’s cornfield in the last days of July    like the smile of the girl  who rejected me when I was eight  like the taste of beer after being unfaithfullike the taste of God after cursing Him  Octavio Quintanilla is the author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough […]

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Mi lujuria como la voz de Dios

Octavio Quintanilla Translation: Not necessary to be transformed Into a bull Nor dress in an angel’s furEach commandment A vise for youBut for me ten ways of boastingMy power Still you’re the dark voice Grieving in the desertThe body’s bellow Profane water gushing Between my three brains Among all things Blessed is your love  Octavio Quintanilla is the author of the poetry collection, If […]

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Hello?

Ariel Del Vecchio This work is a conversation between a person and the emotions they try to ignore. Ariel del Vecchio is an artist currently living and working in San Antonio Texas.

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Is This What You Wanted?

Jared Claudio Tincher Coming out to loved ones can be agonizing to prepare for. Regardless of how it will turn out, you have to seriously, honestly ask yourself, “How unconditional is this person’s love for me?” And you have to be prepared for the answer to be, “Not at all.”So a lot of trans people […]

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Dear Friend, I can’t Tell You

Ruby Walker Ruby Walker is an 18-year-old artist and writer. She grew up in Austin, Texas, moved down to Buda, dropped out of high school, did a few other things, and is currently studying art at Trinity University in San Antonio. Her first illustrated book, Advice I Ignored: Stories and Wisdom from a Formerly Depressed […]

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How We Learn To Talk About Tragedy

Emily Bourgeois Emily Josephine Bourgeois is a poet and student who is Washington born, Nebraska raised, and living in San Antonio for now. While she mostly focuses on spoken word, more of her written work can be found in past editions of the Trinity Review. She believes in the radical potential of storytelling and can […]

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