Issue II

August 2016

From the Editor

I’m listening to Beirut as the Pacific Starliner weaves through the tinder-dry California hills to the ocean. I journeyed to a friend’s house on the foggy Central Coast to finish Issue II of Bracken, and, between two-hour hikes into town to get coffee and excursions to see Hearst’s zebras wandering the cow pastures, finish it I did. ... Read more.


Fiction

The Gardener and the King's Menagerie
by E. Lily Yu

A Man and a River
by Megan Tilley

Imago
by Erica Ruppert

Panorama
by Davis Oldham

Poetry

Prayer, Apostrophe // All Their Elegies
by Bryce Emley

Marginalia on Eiruvin 45b
by Bogi Takács

Nettles
by Lucia Cherciu

Approaching the Mountain
by Laurie Kolp

Art

Issue II Cover
by Caren McCaleb

On Leave
by Henry Hu

Ophelia
by Anja Uhren