ISSUE 23 – March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 23rd issue of The Brasilia Review. Stories this issue concern a well of tech and language as a 4th person, as well as life and dignity in the time before gay rights.

Poems: convincing someone that they’re wrong, impossible. The mind only churns the negative. Passage into new maturity whether you want it or not. What in the world gambling does. Passing judgment, wearing finery. To construct something strongly can only be done outside the mind. People work near greatness with no concern because the greatness does not touch them. Trash is nature too, a tragedy. What adults see that children miss and its analogue, what the children will see grown when the adults have gone.

The Brasilia Review has bound itself to a vow that’s possible to fulfill.



determinism and the anthropic principle… by Stephen Brockbank

     “the poor AI surveillance system trying to dissect the networks it watches”

1957 by DC Diamondopolous

     “Blue and maroon vice cars surround the seedy bar”



Cornered by Holly Day

     “There is no place left for us to hide / from the congenialities of strangers”

A Winter’s Worth of Penance by William Doreski

     “I have to eat / all of the season’s first snowfall”

Margherita Has Her Ears Pierced by Matthew James Friday

     “shrink into the dentist seat”

Horses in Möenchengladbach by TS Hidalgo

     “disasters queuing to eliminate us”

We Are Third World by Sandeep Kumar Mishra

     “They interview a petty thought repeatedly”

First on Paper by Simon Perchik

     “the way you grip this knob / then leave a room”

After Visiting the Victor Hugo House by Felix Purat

     “ethical Confucian analects leaking”

The Wrapper by Adrian Slonaker

     “The wind decided for me”

What You Missed While Napping in the Car by J.R. Solonche

     “topaz headlights squinting in the sunlight”