This issue of Carve features eleven stellar writers. In the short fiction and accompanying interviews: Vincent Anioke, Toby Lloyd, Stephanie Macias Gibson, and James A. Jordan. Also in this issue, we celebrate Stacy Trautwein Burns’s publication of “Shelter Break” in Ruminate. In Gustavo Hernandez’s poem, we reach toward the future. In Rose Auslander’s, we consider tactility and embodiedness. We also sit with Kerry James Evans’s meditation on I, and Robert Carr’s billowing loss. Emily Breese writes on familial bonds. And finally, in a conversation with Anita Felicelli: illuminating thoughts about reality and identity, song and story, social norms, societal relationships, and simultaneous conflicting truths. Read more at the Carve website.