A cagibi is a place where things are often gathered pell-mell, which comes from the French word pêle-mêle, a state of affairs characterized by the random mixing of things, a chaotic state of affairs that also opens the door to unexpected discovery. In that spirit, we encourage you to skip around the contents of Cagibi Issue 2, to discover a work of prose or poetry you’d like to sink down into. We expect it will stay with you, and we hope you’ll be inspired to share it.
Our Letter from the Editors lists the contents alphabetically by the contributor’s first name. Here, it’s a random list. You can reload the page in your browser for a fresh random list.
- A Test I Knew I Could Pass - by Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross
- the accidental portrait - by Rachel Nicholls
- In Translation: Three Poems by Jóanes Nielsen, trans. Matthew Landrum - J.H.O. Djurhuus | Empty Stairs // Tóm Trappa | Sixteen Years // Sekstan Ár
- It Is the Breath That Spins the Living - by Edytta A. Wojnar
- The Bees - by Kenneth J. Pruitt
- Would You Like a Parable with Your Coffee? Postcard from Woody Point - by Richard LeBlond
- The Colosseum, Rome - by Michael Poage
- A Bit of Her Baraka: Interview with Translator Rachael Small - by Cagibi
- Up the Road With a Hen in the Basket - by Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya
- Little Parrots - by Kevin Richard Kaiser
- Friends of Mr Mu - by Philip Keenan
- On Writing: Big D.A.T.A. Techniques for Creating Characters on the Page - by Joseph Salvatore
- Salt - by Joseph LoGuidice
- Seventeen Reasons I Slept in a Bathtub on a Thursday Night - by Emma A. Hill
- Hurricane Season - by Michelle Lizet Flores
- But You Knew This - by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.
- Italy - by Michael Poage
- Unpunctuated Sonnet - by Joseph O. Legaspi
- Turning Up Shadows - by Jem Patrick Moore
- Four Poems by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. - The Missing of the Great War // But You Knew This // Inverted Maps // The Relief
- On Memory With No Devices - by Mary Margaret Alvarado
- Visual Art: Get Away (video) - by Shura Chernozatonskaya
- Empty Stairs // Tóm Trappa - by Jóanes Nielsen, trans. Matthew Landrum
- Two Figures on a Boat - by Joseph O. Legaspi
- White Knuckles and Broken Cars - by Lexi Vranick
- I Want to Believe - by Cyndy Cendagorta
- Sixteen Years // Sekstan Ár - by Jóanes Nielsen, trans. Matthew Landrum
- A Letter from Špindlerův Mlýn - by Seth Rogoff
- The Inside Room (book excerpt) - by Lisa Andrews, from her forthcoming poetry collection, The Inside Room
- Map - by Cathleen Cohen
- Siren Song - by M.J. Tenerelli
- J.H.O. Djurhuus - by Jóanes Nielsen, trans. Matthew Landrum
- Crossing Pleasure Avenue (book excerpt) - by Karen Hildebrand, from her forthcoming poetry collection, Crossing Pleasure Avenue
- The Relief - by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.
- aurora - by Joseph O. Legaspi
- The Missing of the Great War - by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.
- Inverted Maps - by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.
- Rooftop - by Nick Anstett
- Spellbinding Monotony: Postcard from Provincetown - by Richard LeBlond
- Three Poems by Michael Poage - The Colosseum, Rome // Mass, San Carlo Church, Florence // Italy
- Music for the People in the Shadows - by Beatriz L. Seelaender
- Mass, San Carlo Church, Florence - by Michael Poage
- Three Poems by Joseph O. Legaspi - aurora // Two Figures on a Boat // Unpunctuated Sonnet
- Postcard from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - by Michael Poage
- Who is Antonia Pozzi? Translation and Introduction by Amy Newman - Shame // Sickbed Thoughts // Shipwrecks // Fallow Deer
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