Issue 36
Issue 35
Issue 34
Issue 33
Issue 32
Issue 31
Issue 30
Issue 29
Issue 28
Issue 27
Issue 36
Issue 36


Laura Marris, Jeopardy! 7

Rob MacDonald, In Situ 8

Vanesa Pérez Sauquillo, The Balance, translated by Carina del Valle Schorske 10

Shevaun Brannigan, What if I Don't Even Like You? 32

Michelle Chan Brown, Real Estate 34

Ariel Francisco, Two Poems 36

Mariama Lockington, Two Poems 55

C. Dylan Bassett, Genesis 72

Julia Mounsey, Three Poems 75

Holly Mitchell, Two Poems 108

Mel Burkeet, Two Poems 110

William Kelley Woolfitt, Manzanar Haibun (i) 116

Natalie Eilbert, Liquid Waste: Two Poems 118

Lauro Vazquez, Interventions 120

Emily O'Neill, Two Poems 137

Sophie Klahr, Summer Job, June 140

Sappho, Fragment 31, translated by Sean Lyon, 141

Morgan Parker, Two Poems 149

Robert Schultz, Two Poems 166

Christine Chia, Two Poems 173

Jo Going, Legacy 185

Sam Sax, Two Poems 187

Victoria Lynne McCoy, Two Poems 205

Ron Padgett, Three Girls 208

Michael Derrick Hudson, Climax the Clown Goes to See His Therapist 216

Nina Puro, High Intensity Interval Training 225

Caroline Crew, Two Poems 229


Blair Hurley, The Stories You Tell 13

Jason Manganaro, Yacker and Jennabel 39

Melissa R. Sipin, The First Breath 73

Amy Kurzweil, Quantum Theory and the Entanglement of Oolong 92

Anne Valente, If You Let Me 123

Jacob Appel, The Prophet of Heathridge Hills 152

Gloria Huang, The Cage 175

Justin Bendell, Fire Complex 190

Neil Serven, Wonderland 217


Elisa Gonzalez, An Interview with Nick Flynn 58

Elisa Gonzalez, An Interview with Jericho Brown 78

Michael Sarinsky, An Interview with Jenny Offill 112

Elisa Gonzalez, An Interview with Henri Cole 143


published September 2015

Issue 35
Issue 35


Juan Felipe Herrera, song out here 7

Elizabeth Lindsey, The Emergency 9

Rogers Lisa Low, Two Poems 25

David Lehman, Two Poems 35

Judy Halebsky, Two Poems 37

Jane Hirshfield, Two Poems 46

Troy Jollimore, On Blindness 48

Roberto Montes, Two Poems 60

Jenni B. Baker, Two Poems 71

Jamie Samdahl, Fourth floor walk-up 73

Melanie Almeder, Two Poems 84

Antonina Palisano, On Horror 87

Thomas Centolella, Two Poems 103

Jennifer Tamayo, The Pain of You; The Pain of Me, The Ecstasy of You; The Ecstasy of Me 106

Wayne Koestenbaum, Trance Notebook #12 124

Sally Wen Mao, Two Poems 153

Noah Falck, Poem Excluding Shopping Carts 163

Eugenia Leigh, Family Medical History 164

Annemette Kure Andersen, Three Poems translated by Thom Satterlee 172

Doug Paul Case, Leave 178

Kay Cosgrove & Lauren Hilger, The Emergency 192

Bianca Stone, Two Poems 193

Paula Mendoza, Three Poems 198

Graham Foust, Two Poems 202


Craig Bernardini, Sehnsucht 13

Meagan Cass, A Parent’s Guide to UltraSport Children 28

Nicholas Maistros, My Father’s Auburn 40

Chika Unigwe, from Things Remembered 50

Adam Schuitema, Light Years 74

Charles McLeod, Level Seven 88

Alex McElroy, In Memory of the Whitfield High School 109 Writing Center

Suzanne Morrison, What Was Lost 166

Ursula Villarreal- Moura, All the Dogs 179

Matthew Fogarty, Rituals of Prehistoric Cultures 195


Enuma Okoro, A Bunch of Peanuts 158


Michael Sarinsky & Elisa Gonzalez, An Interview with Elizabeth McCracken 64

Elisa Gonzalez, An Interview with Louise Glück 134

Cover art by Raisa Nosova

Issue 34
Issue 34


Carson Eva Donnelly, Two Poems 9

Catherine Wagner, July 12

Jung Jiyong, translated by Jack Jung, 유리창/정지용 / Glass Window 14

Yi Sang, translated by Jack Jung, 꽃나무/이상 / Flower Tree 16

Joe DeLuca, Timeshare 18

Kimiko Hahn, Two Poems 19

Staci R. Schoenfeld, The Patient Attempts to Explain PTSD with Time Travel Theory 32

Anselm Berrigan, Three Poems 34

Sapphire, Three Poems 43

Mark Wagenaar, Interview with the Last Blacksmith in the County 52

G. C. Waldrep, from TESTAMENT 54

Nabila Lovelace, Renisha 81

Diane Wakoski, Mercurial 92

Talin Tahajian, Agronomy 95

W. M. Lobko, Elegy Because I Want to Believe 96

Nezahualcyotl, translated by Forrest Gander, Untitled Song 98

Sandra Santana, translated by Forrest Gander, Three Poems 100

Kwame Dawes, Two Poems 106

Ann Ward, Two Poems 110

Michael Metivier, Snow 112

Terrell Jamal Terry, Astray Coach 115

Leslie Marie Aguilar, The Hitching Post 129

M. Montas, Untitled 134

David McGimpsey, Three Poems 149

Thurston Moore, Now Ain’t Never Happening 161

Noah Eli Gordon, THIS 162


Katrin Tschirgi, The Fisherman 23

Kate Nacy, God Is Everywhere, Even the Pool 48

Suzanne Gardinier, Messenger 50

Ian Denning, Ramadan 57

Kate Velguth, Witness 87

Emma Ignaszewski, Border Town Love Affair 113

Jill Birdsall, Free Parking 117

Wil Weitzel, The Gardens of Dar es Salaam 132

Vincent Guerra, Chronics 135

Michael Don, Back the Way We Came 152

Writers Block

James D. Fuson, FROGS IN A DITCH 71

David Armstrong Jones, What Could Have Been 72

Jamie Laufenberg, Competent to Stand Trial 73

Yusef Qualls-El, Selfie 74

K. D. A. Daniel-Bey, Trayvon Martin 76

Maurice Montrell Sanders, The Story of Us 78

Edward Callens Haikuet & James D. Fuson, no. 4 80

Poems from San Pedro Sula

Vanessa Salgado, Apocalypse 85

Juan Carlos Zuniga, Prayer for Cookie 86


Dana Isokawa & Allyson Paty, An Interview with Matthew Zapruder 37

Kate Brody, An Interview with E. L. Doctorow 142

Cover art by Christine Sajecki: We Travel Light 1 & 2, Medium: encaustic and photocopy transfer on oak panel. Original Photograph: Imke Lass

Issue 33
Issue 33


Andrea Cohen, Two Poems 7

Dana Ward, from The American Greeting Card Company 14

Simone White, Preliminary Notes on Street Attacks 19

John Fry, Two Poems 24

Martha Collins, Instance 31

Shane McCrae, Forgiveness in America 33

Ed Pavlić, Summertime or Somewhere Just (South of) Above My Head 36

Giedrė Kazlauskaite, Two Poems translated by Ada Valaitis 52       

Marius Burokas, from I learned how to not be translated by Medeinė Tribinevičius 56

MRB Chelko, from G i r l 71

Leopoldo María Panero, La Alucinación De Una Mano . . . / Hallucination of a Hand . . . translated by Arturo Mantecón 73

Willie Lin, Teleology 76

Ama Codjoe, The Radiator or Your Soft Fist at My Door 86

Ocean Vuong, Walking Alone 87

Mike Spry, Bourbon & Eventide 88

Carl Phillips, Two Poems 105

Maureen Thorson, A Change Will Do You Good 107

Brandi Nicole Martin, After Humping Comes Hurting 109

Aaron Apps, Dear Herculine “Replicating Bodies” 124

Chase Berggrun, Mute Ashes: Threnody for Adam 127

Ilzė Butkute, Lapkričių prieglauda / A Shelter for Novembers translated by Jonas Zdanys 129


Joe Meno, Animal Hospital 9

Siamak Vossoughi, Bee on a String 27

Matthew Baker, The Instructions 42

Bryan Shawn Wang, The Outfielders 59

Paul Crenshaw, Choose Your Own 77

Jamie McPartland, The Hysterectomy Travels 94

Courtney Craggett, Día de Gracias 110


Dana Isokawa, An Interview with Yusef Komunyakaa 46

Cover Art by Catherine Lepp: “hands, mouth, and tongue”, Medium: Tempera and chalk on Coloraid paper, 22" x 26", 2013

Issue 32
Issue 32


Major Jackson, Two Poems 7

Meena Alexander, Atmospheric Embroidery 18

Farrah Field, Three Poems 21

Alexis Pope, A Brief Sunset When the Sky is Large 34

Amy Catanzano, “SCIENCE with a capital SCYTHE” 36

Corina Copp, TYPE A GALL 49

Konstantinos Sampanis, Two Poems translated by Peter Constantine 55

Tarfia Faizullah, Three Poems 64

Joyelle McSweeney, FIDELITY 74

Jason Labbe, Two Poems 87

Jill Osier, A s i a 104

Ana Martins Marques, O inquilo / The Tenant translated by Julia Sanches

Rebecca Morgan Frank, Jesus & Tomatoes 131

Heather Christle, Two Poems 132

Anne Carson, 108 (flotage) 134


Craig Bernardini, Burning Child 10

Jen Fawkes, By the Numbers 28

Tanner Hadfield, The Pool House 30

N. Michelle AuBuchon, Party Girls 37

Wendy Oleson, Bodies of Water 57

Saeed A. Naqvi Syed, The Puppet Master 70

Philip Jason, Strong Forces 78

Sa’adat Hasan Manto, Babu Gopinath translated by Muhammad Umar Memon 91

Uday Prakash, The “Mangosil” Virus and an Ant translated by Jason Grunebaum 105

Antonio Tabucchi, Two Stories translated by Tim Parks 115

Damien Miles-Paulson, Stories from a Broken Pact 122


Kyle Fewell, Various Illustrations


Jen Levitt, Maya C. Popa, and Dana Isokawa, An Interview with Catherine Barnett 41

Issue 31
Issue 31


Lenea Grace, Calgary, 1981 20

Taylor Collier, The Abbreviated Mirror 21

Eileen Myles, from Vilnius Declamatory 35

Christopher Kondrich, Portion 39

Mary Ruefle, Three Poems, 51

CAConrad, Four Poems 54

Joe Zendarski, [I come to] 71

Cate Marvin, The Hamptons 77

Ana Božičević, Two Poems 79

Barbara Claire Freeman, Downtown 81

Ghassan Zaqtan, Two Poems translated by Fady Joudah 86

Melissa Broder, Two Poems 89

Dorothea Lasky, The Bear 98

Brent House, Pastoral 100

Alice Bolin, Shirt 104

Steve Kronen, Some, a Phalanx of Horsemen 106

Lynn Melnick, Obviously, Foul Play 107

Rachel Zucker, Four Poems 109


William Torrey, The Fallen Cosmonaut 7

Naiyer Masud, The Aster translated by Jane A. Shum and Muhammad Umar Memon 23

Matt Wycoff, The River 42

David James Poissant, Last of the Great Land Mammals 59

Eliezra Schaffzin, The Godliness of Debbie Toledano 82

John Oliver Hodges, How I Supported My Habit of Collecting Scabs 91

Melina Kamerić, The Secret Life of Pensioners translated by Jennifer H. Zoble 


Aubrey Stallard, Photographs 72


Maya C. Popa and Jen Levitt, An Interview with Will Schutt 113

Jen Levitt and Adam Dalva, An Interview with Jim Shepard 118

Issue 30
Issue 30


Keith Leonard, A Brief History of Sovereignty 7

Pierre Peuchmaurd, Two Poems translated by E. C. Belli 8

Marc Paltrineri, Four Poems 11

Michael Martin Shea, Saturday 15

Shane Book, Two Poems 28

Ron Winkler, Two Poems translated by Jake D. Schneider 30

Sarah Jean Grimm, I Would Have Told Calypso Something Like, 32

Melissa Stein, Two Poems 33

Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, the coat 36

Tone Skrjanec, finnish ride translated by Ana Pepelnik and Matthew Rohrer 37

Ken L. Walker, For Size or Good Measure 38

Jerrold Yam, Hotel 39

Jean-Claude Renard, from “The Space of the Spoken Word” translated by Hélène Cardona 54

Matthew Moore, Angiogram 56

Jason Nemec, The New Ruin 58

Sho Sugita, Bamboo Shoots 59

Susan H. Maurer, Two Poems 60

Tomaž Šalamun, Shall We Go? translated by Michael Thomas Taren and the author 74

Christopher Phelps, Cledonomancy 77

Marc Vincenz, Snakebite 80

Colin Winnette, After Christmas 82

Lila Zemborain, september 20, 2001 translated by Daniel Coudriet and Mariela Méndez 83

Shane McCrae, The Body, or Muff Bag 84

Jennifer Luebbers, Barn Elegy, 2012 Poetry Award Winner, selected by Marie Howe 100

ko ko thett, lady’s fingers 101

Cate Lycurgus, The Wanting 102

Paul Muldoon, Elephant Anthem (Lyrics) 103

Vincent Guerra, Champs 105

Caroline Knox, An excerpt from “Subjects” 107


Laura Adamczyk, Here Comes Your Man 16

Elizabeth Tingue, XX, 2012 Fiction Award Winner, selected by Darin Strauss 40

Eric Rosenblum, Chump Change 62

Dan Mancilla, Trajectory, 2012 Flash Award winner, selected by Jim Shepard 75

Amy Denham, Expiration Date 91


Juliacks, Illustrations 86


Mary Block, An Interview with Sharon Olds 109

Issue 29
Issue 29


L. S. Klatt, The Swimmer, No. 70 13

Lauren Hilger, Victorian Mummy 14

Jim Daniels, Career with the City 15

Nance Van Winckel, Taking Sense of My Leaves 23

Corey Van Landingham, And Badly, Too 24

Claudia Burbank, We Come Back as Ourselves Only Smaller 32

Dolores Castro, Pale Skin translated by Toshiya Kamei 33

Ulrike Almut Sandig, Three Poems translated by Bradley Schmidt 34

Jesse Damiani, Maps with Scribbled Lines 41

Benjamin Sutton, from “Eternity, Ohio” 42

Kyle Waugh, Variations on the Apennines 43

Christopher Cheney,  The Meeting Place 60

                                    I Am Accountable 61

Seth Abramson,  Gunbroke 62

    The Push 63

Ben Mirov, Like a Waif Beneath the Clock Tower in the Middle of the Night 78

Alexander Ulanov, from Waves and Ladders: Poems and Prose translated by Alex Cigale 80

Angie Macri, Macadam 81

John Fenlon Hogan, The Ventriloquist Speaks for Himself 84

Andrew Wessels, ::a screaming comes across:: 85

Michael Rutherglen, Resolution 86

Anne Marie Rooney, Erotic in which I am the point 92

Zach Savich,   Century-Swept 93

                        Brutal 94

Judith Zander, Three Poems translated by Bradley Schmidt 95


Luke Andrew Geddes, The Party Don’t Stop 7

Neil Serven, Return Policy 16

A. L. Snijders, Three Short Stories translated by Lydia Davis 27

Barry Yourgrau, Tourist 30

Adam Lefton, Strays 38

Justin Katko & Jow Walton, from “TRIGGER WARNING” 47

Derek Nikitas, Voicemail 58

R. Dale Smith, The Whispering Man 65

Kirby Wright, Square Dancing at the Asylum, Worcester, Mass., 1949 83

Rupprecht Mayer, In Praise of Restriction translated by Kenneth Kronenberg 88

Justus Caudell, Half-Breed 89


Tristan Palmer, Drawings 52


Mary Block, An Interview with Edwidge Danticat 98

Issue 28
Issue 28


Amina Saïd, I Was Born on the Shore 7

Jay Deshpande, What You Actually Want is Coming for You 23

                          Sleeping with Chekhov 24

Kerri Webster,           Invoke 26

                        Make of Her Peril a Figure 27

                        Diorama 30

                        The Book of Agatha 31

                        The Palace at 4 a.m. 35

Rachel Inez Lane, To Whoever Wrote: MEEsha! MY dick n’ YO Mouf! 43

Bryan Emory-Johnson, Aren’t I the Real Becky? 45

Malachi Black, Vigils 47

Marosa di Giorgio, from “The Wild Papers” 48

Steve Barbaro, A Girl from Cannon Beach 50

Ann Hostetler, Portrait of the Artist 51

Alec Hershman, The Nature of My Condition 59

                          An Arranged Marriage 61

José María Hinojosa, Pomegranates 62

Kelly Swartz,  Vacation 63

                        Butter 64

                        New 65

Avery Slater, Paphos, Troy, Carthage 66

John James, Against Dominion 68

Dan Gutstein, Vacancy Blvd. 69

Joseph P. Wood, Clothes Unmake the Master 83

Amy Eisner, Godawful 84

Sue Sinclair, Okanagan Valley 85

Dan Kaplan, +[Not the first to arrive here by a long shot,] 86

Don Pomerantz, The Tree is a Journey 94

Anthony Madrid, Spider Monkey Got a Haircut 95

   Anteater Set Up for a Lecturer 97

Christopher Tozier, Stairway, 1925 98

                               New York Movie, 1939 99

Iztok Osojnik, A Neolithic One 100

Jazzy Danziger, Found 106

Jacques J. Rancourt, Icon 107

Matt Morton, Still Life of Hummingbird 108

Niamh MacAlister, To the Bull Wall 110

                             Tea Break 111

Adam Day, Kids 123

David Dodd Lee, Red Little Folk Painting 125

Anja König, First It’s Just a Couple of Bricks 126

Genevieve Burger-Weiser, Sense of Chrome and Abandon 127

Tytti Heikkinen, Shadows from Astronauts 129

Christopher DeWeese, The Star 130

                                     The Iceberg 132

John Hart, Like an Unsent Letter 133

Fernando Vargas, Famous Accordion Haiku 134

                             The Owl 136

Kimberly Grey, Hunger Sentences 139


Emily Howorth, The Vivarium Monarchs 11

Miranda Field, Energy Regime 21

Chris Guthrie, Anyways 36

Amilcar Bettega, Self-Portrait 53

Bryant Musgrove, Drought 71

Yona Silverman, Humanism 101

Randolph Thomas, The Smoke Table 112

Tessa Mellas, Landscapes in White 137


Robby Herbst, The Tree Drawings 87

Issue 27
Issue 27


Patrick Culliton, from My Book Report on the Afterlife 16

Steven D. Schroeder, Epilogue for Monsters 17

M.R.B. Chelko, The Porch 18

Miłosz Biedrzycki, Perhaps 19

Timothy Donnelly, Lycopodium Obscurum 20

Allison Power, Middlemarch 23

Stephen Knauth, July 24

Stephen Knauth, Visiting My Father 25

Kevin Higgins, Tidings 27

Benjamin S. Grossberg, The Space Traveler and Boston 32

Naomi Foyle, The Second Reserve Goalkeeper on the USA Women’s Football Team goes AWOL in Shanghai 34

Cate Peebles, Goodnight 36

Alvin Pang, Song (for P) 38

Alvin Pang, The Future of Nostalgia 39

Sarah Hymas, The Sound of Melanin 40

Sandeep Parmar, The Saltonstall Family 42

Adam Durbin, Volte-Face 43

Jeff Baker, Jacksonville 60

David Starkey, Every Thing Good is on the Highway 62

D. A. Powell, Chicken 63

James Cihlar, Nora Prentiss 64

Nadxieli Nieto Hall, Do Not Erect Any Buildings 65

Julia Guez, Self-Portrait as New Moon  66

Elizabeth Willis, Triptik 79

Paul Legault, Saturday Night 82

Paul Legault, Free Twenty Dollar Bill 83

John Randolph Carter, Unicycle 84

Gracie Leavitt, Rough for 85

Geoffrey Babbitt, Ad Matutinas de Sancto Spiritu, from a French Book of Hours, ca. 1500 87

Nate Pritts, A Weirder Tomorrow 94

Deborah Landau, from “Someone” 96

Deborah Landau, from “Someone” 97

José Araguz, Wild Flight 98

Ashur Etwebi, A Hymn from the Seventh Century B.C. 108

Uche Umezurike, The Language of Mortars 110

Andrew Sage, Saltaire 111

David Kirby, A Fall from a Great Height 114

David Kirby, Horrible Things May Be True 117

Sinan Antoon, Phosphorus 119

Saadi Youssef, Still Life 120

Albert Abonado, Brother Octopus 121

Karen Rigby, In the lizard-dark, no fire in the orchard 126

Adam Fitzgerald, Phattafacia Stupenda 127

Firas Sulaiman, A Man in the Depths of Night 140


Stephanie Austin, And So On, When Tripled 7

Christopher Kloeble, In the Eye 29

Adam Wilson, We Close Our Eyes 45

Maurice Kilwein Guevara, Mandala in Riobamba 67

Franz Knupfer, Broken Homes 99

Andrea Hirata, Dry Season 123

Eric Barnes, Powdered Milk 129


Christopher Russell, Drawings 88