Anastamos is a literary journal with a focus on graduate work. Each issue explores the intersections that can be found within a single topic, weaving together the diversity of the human experience. We seek places where divergent concepts come together in unexpected ways.

Curious about our name?

Anastomosis: MEDICINE: a connection made surgically between adjacent blood vessels, parts of the intestine, or other channels of the body, or the operation in which this is constructed.

-amos: Latin for 1) affair, 2) Cupid, 3) love, affection, 4) sexual/illicit/homosexual passion, 5) the beloved.

-amos: the verb ending when conjugating Spanish verbs in the form of “nosotros” or “we.”

Drawing our inspiration from the medical practice of combining two disparate parts, the Latin term for the beloved, and the Spanish verb ending for “we,” we celebrate our love for breaking boundaries and celebrating new unions in our name, Anastamos.