Amanda Coggin characterized the work of a hospital chaplain. Caroline Smadja read about separation, the middle of large beds, and Cuba. Ho Lin read his story "Tableau." Norman Antonio Zelaya read from his story "Orlando." Janice Shapiro brought comics about Jeopardy and death.

"A frontier is a burning edge, a frazzle, a strange market zone between two utterly different worlds." -- Gary Snyder