Fiction & Poetry
Inspired by nature, Sonoma native Ada Limón gets honest with herself.
Poet James Cagney finds the richest words to describe a moment among family.
This moving work from poet James Cagney appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Alta Journal.
Circumstances, anger, and a really bad public defender thwart a young man's dream of becoming a police officer.
In this work by the Coachella Valley’s John Olivares Espinoza, the poet brings his grandfather, a California farmworker, to life.
The editors of Alta Journal are pleased to announce the winners of our 2021 Noir Story Contest.
Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander partnered with artist Ashwini Bhat to create this work, the collaborators’ first for Alta.
Anastacia-Reneé is a Seattle-based poet, artist, and educator who was once described as a “queer super-shero of color.”
Anastacia-Reneé finds multiple meaning in this poem from Alta's Winter 2020 issue.
Anastacia-Reneé, a two-time Pushcart nominee, penned this achingly timeless prose.