Welcome to Issue 5 of Nixes Mate Review.
Hurricanes, both politically and meteorologically, have dominated the news this past year. If you step outside of that entropic, emotionally draining funnel of fake fake fake news, international pseudo bravado, palace intrigue and sports, you will find a small navigational hazard in Boston Harbor continues to be a force in literature, a paradise of poetry and short fiction, a paradise with a growing and exciting library free of winds, free of Bise, Chinook, Mistral, Sirocco, Shamal, Gibli, Tehuantepecer, Estian, Diablo, Fén-Fēng, and Crivăț; free of questions no one wants to ask; free of lights that never go out, a darkness that illuminates, a winding sky, a coin in the gutter; free of sea monsters, but never Melville; free of Navy ships adrift off the shoulder of Orion; free of retirement and shelter, a wished for lottery win; free of migraines and gashed open thumbs. This is our one year anniversary. We want paper.
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