#53

Cover by Rikki Ducornet

Reviewed at Evergreen Reviews

Nonfiction

Poetry

Fiction

Graphics

Victoria Bond — The Making of the Opera “Mrs. President”

James C. L. Brown — Re-imag(in)ing the Ideal

Elizabeth Hanly — Delia

Eleanor Ross Taylor — Robert Lowell and Jean Stafford

Paul West — Introducers

Jeannette Allée — Feastdays

— The Harpist Played Sidesaddle

— These Bathrobes, Dear Bathrobes

Jim Andrews — Dystopia

Nin Andrews — My Tail

— Dangerous Kissing Tip or What Gmail Knows about You

Robert Boliek — The Audubon Elegies

Sandra M. Castillo — I Dream of Crispen Glover

Lisa Chun — The Beauty of Painful Transition

Deborah Elliott Deutschman — Agnes Martin (2002)

Oliver Dunne — Barbara Rubin, 1946—1981

Blair Ewing — Trying To Clean My Rifle On Dewey Beach

Raina Fields — Cinematic Yearnings

Frederick Foote — Dark Center

Frederick Foote — Division

Jenny Gillespie — Cetacean, 26

Alex Grant — Philosophy Mid-Term

Jennifer Gresham — Let Me Draw You a Map

Brian Patrick Heston — Hector at the OK Coral

Mary Crockett Hill — My Sister the Buddhist Prays with the Fleas

Amy Holman — Bearing Misfortune With the Abstract Man

Esther Iverem — Homecoming

Dan Johnson — Music Theory

George Kalamaras — The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World

Jesse Lee Kercheval — On July 5, the 4th Year of the War

Jenna Le — Love Story

Priscilla Lee — Sex

Priscilla Lee — The Crossing

David Lieberman — Carving Out a Garden in the Woods

Chip Livingston — Defuniak Springs

Reb Livingston — Diminished Prophecy 1 — 3

— Litany for the Wrong Bygone

Dora Malech — Goodbye, I Love You

— Open Letter

Laura McCullough — Reading for Harvey Keitel

Franetta McMillian — The Klansman’s Daughter

Sally Molini — Delivery

Yvette Neisser Moreno — Languages I Have Learned

Mary Morris — New Mexico

James Norcliffe — ATM

David Parker — I Think Only of Unreasonable Explanations

Nicole Pekarske — Chrissed Off

Jim Peterson — Dollars

Holly Prado — Sweater

— Instantly

— Sandalwood

Jonathan K. Rice — Ice Cream

Katy Richey — Vagina Cognizance

Kim Roberts — A Private Tour

Carly Sachs — The Game

Peter Jay Shippy — Keir Dullea Gone Tomorrow

Katherine R. Smith — Hard-Hearted Woman

Mark Smith-Soto — Drifting Away

Laurel Snyder — Dog

— Bye

Amy Bracken Sparks — Dark Matter Draws Me Home

Richard Spilman — Sex and Memory

Laura-Gray Street — Meet Me at the Speed of Light

— Crowd Looking at a Tied-Up Object

— Recreation Center

Dan Stryk — Ornament

Elizabeth Swados — No Photographs Please

Elizabeth Swados — The Visit

Mark Terrill — A Poem for the Here & Now

Rosemary Winslow — Recess

Kathi Wolfe — Dancing with Martha Graham

Roberta Allen — Normal

— The Decision

Mary Bailey — The Body on the Floor

Lauren Baratz-Logsted — Disaster

Mary Ann Cain — Distractions

Bonnie Jo Campbell — The Cook

Louis-Ferdinand Céline — Normance (excerpt)

Kelly Cherry — Prolegomenon

Jason DeYoung — Mariska’s Tongue

Robin Ferrier — Metro Tag

Tara Goedjen — Dog Baby

Myronn Hardy — Civilization

Susi Klare — At the Intersection of Heaven and Hell

Laurence Klavan — The Unexpected Guest

Nick Kocz — Young Nihilist Seeks Other

Zane Kotker — A Dog With Yesterday’s Name

Doug Lawson — The Dogs of Carova

Jonathan Lyons — Dashiell

Anne Marsella — Sons Of

Mark Maxwell — 43

Jean McGarry — The Tree of Life

Daniel Mueller — Spoils

Lance Olsen — Calendar of Regrets — An Excerpt

Mary Overton — Teeth

Cheryl Pallant — Until Death Do They Part

Pedro Ponce — Intelligent Design

Shelagh Power-Chopra — While on Vacation in Rome

Doug Rice — Anatomy of Pronouns in Advance of an Autobiography by Doug Rice

Ben Stein — Instruction

D. A. Taylor — Special Economic Zone — Shantou

Karen Trimbath — Mysterious Players, Those Failed Prayers

Lee Upton — Performance Review

Christina Yu — The Girls of Sigma Psi

 

Mike Woolsen — photography