Issue 1

Rivet Issue 1

Rivet issue 1 coverThe inaugural issue of Rivet will take you to places on the map and in the mind that are both uncannily familiar and intimately foreign. Whether set in Midwestern suburbia or outer space, these pieces explore belonging, otherness, and the liminal spaces between.

The twelve authors featured here include emerging and established writers from around the U.S. and abroad. You’ll find fiction by Danielle Susi, Jønathan Lyons, Jude Bridge, Killian Czuba, Owen Wynne Jones, and Siamak Vossoughi; poetry by Aimee Herman, Alan Catlin, harvey ellis, Sharon Coleman, and Steve Light; and an essay on a personal kind of hybridity by Gyasi Byng.



Be Fruitflies and Multiply – Danielle Susi

How Can I Tell You About San Francisco – Siamak Vossoughi

Canis Lupus Astra – Killian Czuba

Waterloo Talking – Jønathan Lyons

Roots – Jude Bridge

Ouroboros – Owen Wynne Jones


Icehouse – Sharon Coleman

Three Poems – Alan Catlin
* Dawn
* Night in the Sleepwalker’s Motel
* Van Gogh with Walking Skull

the whole world is wrinkled like elephant skin – Aimee Herman

Four Poems – harvey ellis
* heron
* sideways
* his art
* girl on a wire

from Against Middle Passages – Steve Light


Beige Girl Problems – Gyasi Byng