Litro Summer 2019 Edition: Desire


Writers featured in this inaugural issue of Litro USA speak of the desires of the body, of the flesh. Some speak more to a body politic or “real” politic. They all, including the poetic writer and translator Lawrence Schimel whose prose sparkles and sears with the heat of eroticsm; Chika Onyenezi who brings us nostalgic longings; Hannah Seidlitz whose melancholic desire sings; and Ingrid Norton who offers us dreamy prose, contribute dutifully and beautifully to this exploration of this most basic and complicated thing we all share: desire. Remember their names as, over time, you’ll want to grab more of their work.


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<span style=”font-size: small; font-family: ‘times new roman’, times;”>Cover design Noa Gravesky</span>
<p style=”text-align: center;”><big>Table of Contents</big></p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”>Summer 2019</span></p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=””><span style=”font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”><strong>The Editor’s Letter</strong></span></a>
Eric Akoto</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=””><span style=”font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”><strong>Guest Editor’s Introductory Note</strong></span></a>
Ira Silverberg</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Nadia Owusu- “<a href=””>A Good Mask</a>”
Chika Onyenezi – “<a href=””>Complicated Blues</a>”
Lawrence Schimel – “<a href=””>Fresh Sheets and Five other short stories</a>”
Frederick McKindra – “<a href=””>Unmastered Desires</a>”
Ingrid Norton – “<a href=””>Into the Pleroma</a>”
Laila Halaby – “<a href=””>Court</a>”
Leah Dworkin – “<a href=””>The Little Mermaid</a>”
Hannah Seidlitz – “<a href=””>Homebound”</a></p>