Cover by Colin Winterbottom





Phillip Henry Christopher – Berkeley Morning

Greg Keeler – Dreaming Richard Brautigan

Pagan Kennedy – The Encyclopedia of Scorpions


Magdalena Alagna – Halloween 1976

Buzz Alexander – Entering Prison

Buzz Alexander – Without Me Again

Eric Anderson – Life During the Bush Years

Eric Anderson – Between the Lines

Nin Andrews – Taking the Kids to Interview . . .

Nin Andrews – Talking about Sex

Lauren McLean Ayer – Unseen

Grace Bauer – Birthday

Sandra Beasley – Everything Relative

Jill Beauchesne – Newton’s love

Ralph Black – Anna, Dreaming

Marie-Claire Blais – James (tr. by Steven Moyer)

Gary Blankenburg – A Walk on the Wild Side

Kate Braverman – Acts of Autumn #3

Kate Braverman – Autumn Women #2

Kate Braverman – Ladies Night at Club Lobotomy

J. P. Dancing Bear – Seen Through a Vase of Flowers

Jim Daniels – Taking Account

Barbara DeCesare – Nathan and I Dream in French

Denise Duhamel – My Mother’s Hair

Denise Duhamel – Healing Pies

Moira Egan – Girl Talk

Greg Every – Apache Women

Lauren Fanelli – Sonnenizio for Kim Addonizio

Vievee Francis – What Happened to Us

Kate Gale – Orchard Bees

Rachel Galvin – Covenant at Little Devil Stairs

James Grinwis – Zeugens are Jagged Shaped Columns of Rock

Michael Hardin – Touched

David Hernandez – Stuffed Animal Roadkills

Anna Maria Hong – Flaneur of the Visible World

Sonja James – Twin Shafts of Light

Fred Johnston – Friendly Fire

George Kalamaras – One of Only Two

Jim Kates – Faulty Memories of Big Jordy

Jesse Lee Kercheval – Final Report on the Lost Footage of the War

Judith Kerman – Marie Curie with Her Lover

David Kresh – Aerocondor de Colombia

Patrick Lawler – Duct Tape Monologue

Adrienne Lewis – Marry Me

Melvin E. Lewis – Near Sidewalks

M. L. Liebler – Journey to War

Majena Mafe – Pintuckers

Mark Mansfield – That Elegant Redemption Rag

Rita Maria Martinez – Pop Poem

C. M. Mayo – UFO 1990

Richard McCann – Nights of 1987

Richard McCann – Garden

Erika Meitner – Camp Westmont, 1988

Thylias Moss – Song of Iota

Thylias Moss – Heads Wrapped in Flowers

Eileen Myles –  Culture

Sheryl L. Nelms – Fucking a Bull Rider

Dawn Newton – Jailbait

Naomi Shihab Nye – Pimento

Naomi Shihab Nye – Poor Pitiful Me Award

Elizabeth Rees – Upsetting the Basket

Rusty Russell –  Before and After Bloomington

Judi A. Rypma – Night Watch

Miriam Sagan –  Fourth Street

Miriam Sagan – Ana Mendieta: Falling in Four Elements

Patricia Roth Schwartz – After the Velveeta Buses

C. M. Scott – Cake at the Counter Feels Good

Martha Silano –  Blue Positive

Sampson Starkweather – Be Jazz, Die

Terry Stokes – Chapter 28: Someone Has Been Trimming the Trees with Pretzels

John Surowiecki – Watching Sea Hunt with J. Z. and S. Z.

John Surowiecki – French Lesson apres Larry Rivers

Todd Swift – The Eyes of England

Eileen Tabios – Falling Up

Barbara Tomash – from Flying Water

David Trinidad – Penelope

Thomas L. Vaultonburg – The Streak

Riggin Waugh – Girl-So-Queer

Riggin Waugh – Charm School

Kathi Wolfe – What Angels Do on Their Day Off

Fredrick Zydek – Letter to Kelly About the Land of Pain

Kathy Acker – The Seattle Book

Jim Barnes – The Visiting Writer

Tiffany Lee Brown – Mary’s Egg

Randy Sue Coburn – How Long Have You Known Me?

Paula Coomer – Pajamas in the Moon

Lucy Corin – Godzilla versus the Smog Monster

Lucinda Dhavan – A Face in the Crowd

Des Dillon – Saturne Monsieur

Trevor Dodge – Epsilon

John Dufresne – Died and Gone to Heaven

C. M. Dupre – The Sacrificial Goat’s Head Box

Robert Fagan – Confusions: A Love Story

Thomas Glynn – What to Do When the Famous Die

Elizabeth Hand – from Generation Loss

Dave Housley – Frog Prince II

Christine Japely – What the Mother Did

John King – Limbo Girls

Matthew Kirkpatrick – Minor Heroes Save You

Michael Martone – Three Contributor’s Notes

Molly McQuade – Death by Creamation

Sharon Mesmer – In Ordinary Time

Sharon Mesmer – An Upside Down Horse in the Jewel in the Crown . . .  

Sharon Mesmer – Hesperis

Sharon Mesmer – Obsolete Heroes

Sharon Mesmer – At Epiphany

Rick Moody – Pirate Radio

Susan Neville – The Mausoleum

Hal Niedzviecki – Displacement

Lance Olsen – from Nietzsche’s Kisses

David Petersen – The Wicker Man

Kevin Sampsell – Skip the Walker

R. Gilad Schamess – Lucky

Tamara Kaye Sellman – Peppercorns

Mary Slowik – Snake in the Pond

Julianna Spallholz – A Man of Regret

Julianna Spallholz – Who Will Take the Cat

Kara Allison Stambach – from Miami Water Tribe

Lee Upton – Alice Doesn’t

Donna D. Vitucci – Snowbound

D. Harlan Wilson – Disney Reanimated

Lidia Yuknavitch – Eight by Ten Glossies

Jillian Ann – photo, self-portrait

Terence Byrnes – photo, Catherine Kidd

Walter Odets – photo, Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop

Scott Shrimp – photo, Jillian Ann

Patricia Storms – frontispiece, cartoon

Colin Winterbottom – Cover photo–The Bartoli Fountain, Capitol Hill, WDC