Fiction & Poetry
In this work by the Coachella Valley’s John Olivares Espinoza, the poet brings his grandfather, a California farmworker, to life.
Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander partnered with artist Ashwini Bhat to create this work, the collaborators’ first for Alta.
Anastacia-Reneé, a two-time Pushcart nominee, penned this achingly timeless prose.
Anastacia-Reneé is a Seattle-based poet, artist, and educator who was once described as a “queer super-shero of color.”
In one of four poems published in Alta’s Fall 2020 issue, Anastacia-Reneé reflects on differences she sees in her daughter.
Anastacia-Reneé finds multiple meaning in this poem from Alta's Winter 2020 issue.
Read a short story about an artist in search of understanding and the mysterious man who seems to offer it.
D.A. Powell's 'Summons' is one of three of his poems to appear in Alta‘s Summer 2020 issue.
D.A. Powell, a Bay Area writer and educator, finds poetry in America’s favorite pastime.
Matthew Zapruder constructs—and deconstructs—a new poem for the late Joanne Kyger.
Fresno's Sara Borjas is the author of Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff.
Borjas might live in Los Angeles, but the poet, author, and educator stays forever rooted in Fresno.