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Preview the latest editorial features and art from the Exponent II magazine.

“Utah Valley Gothic” by Catherine Crenshaw

The mountains are far away. The mountains are close by. The mountains surround you like a fortress — or a cage. They are at...

“My Big Fat Mormon Ukraine Wedding” by Mariya Manzhos

Originally published in the Summer 2015 issue Global Zion feature. After ten years of living in the U.S., an inexplicable numbness came over me. My...

“Swimming in the Wind of This World” by Amy Sorensen

I have to learn alone/to turn my body— Adrienne Rich * I wasn’t born in the boat, but within its long shadow. Not like my friends,...

“No Success Can Compensate For Failure in the Home” by Jessica Sagers

Some people are so fatalistic and so neurotically attuned to our own bodies that we are certain every new sensation means that we are...

“Lightwork” by Dayna Patterson

LIGHTWORK  I didn’t know until after Grandma died that daisies were her favorite flower. Daisies on her coffin. Daisies in the pallbearers’ boutonnieres. Daisies arranged...

“Imposter” by Alixa Brobbey

You carry yourself like a leftover meal, your back an arched rib bone. You think yourself alone in doubts, alone in the way your arteries stretch your yearnings...

“What They Taught Me” by Lisa Poulson

His eyelashes. They were the only part of his bashed-up face that I recognized. Careful to avoid the IVs, I reached for his hand....

“Retreating” by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I don’t know why it took me so long to consult the paper. I knew in my bones that our gatherings had produced our projects, rather than vice versa.

“A Tale of Ghostly Hauntings & Tiger Dreams” by Judy Ou

During the seventh month of the lunar calendar, the hungry ghosts descend upon Taiwan. Howling and lonely, they burst from the underworld to flood...

“Interwoven” by Melissa-Malcolm King

My braids intertwine with my ancestors’ spirits from around the world, enlightening my pathway, telling my people’s story: a roadmap of my heart starting...