Sloan Asakura · Jessica Lipton

AltarThe Louvre

Poppy Noor · andrea duarte-alonso

Untitled(Human) Seed

Johan Alexander · ISH Muhammad

Belinda (Melody 3)dear girl

Sagnik Gayen · Nicole Shawan Junior

The ImmortalWe Came

Serenity Hughes · jonah wu

After Chief Keef’s Interview on Hiding Pain with SilenceCelestial Sunchoke

Coby-Dillon English · Elina Zhang

Self-Portait in Freshwater: an excerptRisk Management

N.S. Ahmed · Jenzo DuQue

Street UniformCrooklyn (Only in Name)

J.C. Rodriguez · Erica Rawles

The Most Memorable Fact from Middle School Health ClassMakeshift Memorials

Zara Jamshed · Nitya Rayapati

LegacyPurple House

Dasia Moore · Taylor Lena McTootle

Sic transit gloria mundiMake Believing

Seren Kilig · Kris Shin

Mother, Mother.Moon to Moon

Jesús Rodríguez · Ash Huang

The Getaway CarOld Tune

Amaris Castillo · Hilal Isler

Line of sightKings

Randy William Santiago · Oscar Villalon

abuelo? is it too late to call?One Town Over

Deesha Philyaw · Giovannai Rosa


Susan Kikuchi · george b. sánchez-tello

Election NightBefore Restore, or the Practical Messiness of the Process

A.M. Rosales · Nevarez Encinias

Sociedad AnónimaBodyweights

Mary-Kim Arnold · aureleo sans

Hey Babygoodbye ghosts

Amy Lai Zhang · Vauhini Vara

UntitledI Am Hungry That They Are Going to Speak

Nailah Mathews · .chisaraokwu. (Chisara Asomugha)

MagiThe Wait

Manuel Aragon · Jaime Sandoval

A Violent NoiseCachanillas

Laili Gohartaj · S.M. Sukardi

Things that I wish my father had saidmy father said

Ebony Haight · Raphael Jenkins

Origin Story313

On July 14th, 2022, we sent out the following email to the Periplus Collectives ‘21 and ‘22, mentors and mentees alike…

Hi Friends, It’s exciting to gather with you all to produce this collective work!

Call and Response is both the theme and form of the first PeriPress Anthology, which works to invite collective-making, mutuality, and co-creation. How can we draw upon a longer, richer history of storytelling such as the musical form rooted in African-American spirituals, Jazz, and the oral forms our ancestors used? How can we read each other deeply and honestly, while simultaneously welcoming a spirit of playfulness?

With this in mind, each person has been paired with another to capture this energy. One person has been designated to “call” and the other person to “respond” to that work, either directly or indirectly, whatever that means to you. Since many of us work across form, we encourage cross-form pairs (fiction answered by essay, a poem answered by visual work, etc,) as we are looking to be expansive in scope.

Some of you may know what you want to contribute, others may feel a bit more open or unsure. Some thought-starters to build off of: what do you want to capture in this moment? What has been obsessing you? What questions, emotions, thoughts do you want to see reflections of? What do you want to echo? What would you produce if you had no bounds?

What emerged from the loving enthusiasm of the Periplus collective, a bit of badgering and web design (thank you Ash!) was a lot of magic.

This Call and Response anthology is an experiment in co-creation, in making together and for each other.

Ash Huang
Elina Zhang
Giovannai Rosa
Jonah Wu

With support from,
Anes Ahmed
Sagnik Gayen
Vauhini Vara
Amy Zhang