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JESSICA VITOVITCH, Literary Editor Emerita

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Dahlia’s Flowers

February 22, 2016

Three blood orange martinis, And a sunset drive down Broadway Saccharine taste on the tongue and eyes perched with gold, A beating heart that swells with a ruby red that looks like the bottom...

Lavendar, Joanne's favorite flower. (PHOTO VIA FLICKR)

A Love Letter to Joanne

December 1, 2015

I love my mother’s cousin Joanne. Like the majority of women and men on my mother’s side, Joanne is a woman steeply grounded in her Italian grit—a characteristic only someone born and raised in New...

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Night Skin

October 27, 2015

Los Angeles, 1957. The bone crypt that cages my veins feels of something rotten. It was as if during my sleep, my veins were lined with lead and the air weighed with a rare darkness that felt strangely...

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Surface Level

October 1, 2015

I have always been single. I’m not particularly bothered by this fact. I’m not constantly wandering around in quiet desperation of falling into a man’s desirable gaze - despite what every romantic...

This is me, Jessica. (COURTESY OF JESSICA VITOVITCH)

21, Overweight, Balding and Acne Prone

September 10, 2015

For my part-time job, I listen. Technically, I bag groceries as I do it, but mainly I listen. I listen and I smile and I nod. I smile and I nod and I nod and I nod and I listen and I smile. I smile as proud...