Cover collage for Gargoyle #65 by Julia Geiser.





Jamie Brown
• The Club That Wants to Keep Jimmy Gatz Out
• Disillusioned Gatsby On the World

Andrew Gifford
• Prelude: At the Lake, 1979
(an excerpt from We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire)

Alice Hatcher
• Rough (Draft) Sex, or, Fifty Shades of Impossible

Alison Condie Jaenicke
• Sisterhood of Spies

Luisa Kolker
• How My Hairstylist Saved My Soul

Leonard Kress
• The Theory of Beta Decay

Judith McCombs
• My Life in Crime

Frances Park
• “Meet Me at the Bayou”

Ginger Peters
• Chewing, Spitting, and Cussing

Kate Sampsell-Willmann
• No Cracks in the Pavement

Max Sheridan
• Five Solved Murders

Sarah Louise Williams
• Tight Lines

Jeffrey C. Alfier
• Stopping at Texas Looseys on a Warm Monday Homeward

Nancy Allen
• City Park Interlude

David Alpaugh
• Against/For

Jacob Appel
• Transaction Costs
• Flying with Clarity
• Touring Greenwich Village

Sara Backer
• Advice
• The Man Who Is Never Wrong

Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn
• Mild Scoliosis

Stacy Barton
• Beside You on the Porch
• I Was Reading About Ascension Symptoms...

Nina Bennett
• Regret

Gary Blankenburg
• Good Little Soldier
• Father Charlie
• Dogwoods

CL Bledsoe
• April 26th, 2011
• Doors

Diana Smith Bolton
• Collapse

Anthony Issac Bradley
• First Porn Star

John Bradley
• Celestial Pablum

April Michelle Bratten
• If you don’t know by now...

Shirley J. Brewer
• The Prince of Cheese
• In Place of Cake
• Twist

Michael Brockley
• Having Discovered Unreliable Narrators...
• The Mayor of Hamelin
• The Only Aloha Shirt in Town

Kevin Brown
• Prison

Mary Ann Cain
• I Pretend to be Chinese

Roger Camp
• Bonfire of the Valentines

Doritt Carroll
• my name
• Katie

Grace Cavalieri
• First Meal after His Death
• Cavefish Out from Under the Rocks

Laura Cesarco Eglin
• Without Words
• Writing in a Café [tr. by Catherine Jagoe and Jesse Lee Kercheval]

Patrick Chapman
• Not a Bird

Juliet Cook
• middle ground pussy
• Semiabstract Self-Portrait

Juliet Cook/j.j. hastain
• Instead of the Doctor

Robert Cooperman
• Tracks in the Snow: Christmas Eve
• A Short Movie of Blaze Starr, the Stripper

Karen Craigo
• Bower
• Time Is Money

Rachel Dacus
• A View of Life from the Beach
• Good Head for Numbers

Michael Daley
• Gentle Dong
• The Loss of Beauty

Mark Danowsky
• The Rocky Mountain Locust Surge

Kristina Marie Darling/John Gallaher
• The Museum of the Occupation
• In the Bird Museum

William Virgil Davis
• A Box of Dark
• Hands

Stephanie McCarley Dugger
• 3:00 am, Knoxville

Kristina England
• A Statement of Lines
• Eating my way through death

Joyce Maust Enzor
• Growing Up Mennonite

Kallie Falandays
• Watching at the Window for Something Big to Happen

Matthew P. Garcia
• Guava Wine Blues

Bernadette Geyer
• Parable of Impending Doom
• Ghost, I Remember

Stephen Gibson
• Saving the Mare

Kate Gillespie
• To the Arising Civilizations on my Right Hand

Sid Gold
• Stranger
• Noon
• Cat
• Crawl
• Mine

Jonathan Greenhause
• The Seat Wants You to Sit in It

Jay Griswold
• Refugees

Susan Gubernat
• Bullet in the Back
• Poet, Found and Lost

Herb Guggenheim
• Laser

Maryanne Hannan
• Pejorate
• Exercise

David M. Harris
• Dead Letter Office: Thomas M. Disch
• Dick Cheney

Johnny Hartner
• Bullshit Movies
• Wise Up

Michael Hathaway
• Birthright
• At the End of the Day

Gloria Heffernan
• Insomnia

Arthur Heifetz
• Sanding

Robert Herschbach
• Rest

Margaret Hickey
• Galway Hospital Waiting Room

Donald Illich
• The Claw Game
• Gravity

Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll
• Cloud Hands

Michael Johnson
• They
• Ornithos
• The Bone Temple

Abhay K.
• Bhaktapur

George Kalamaras
• Fernando Pessoa Might Call My Body True
• Luther Grosvenor and the Cape of Sound Rain

Tom Kelly
• Oregon Trail Meltdown
• Los Angeles Lease Agreement

Andrew Koch
• Cross Section of a Petrified Forest

Sandra Kolankiewicz
• The Reading

Beth Konkoski
• North on 81

Kathleen Kraft
• The Woman Who Wears a Dress of Water

Robert Krantz
• Wreck

W.F. Lantry
• Florescence
• Arras Tapestry

Marie Lecrivain
• saturn returns

Kateema Lee
• Growing Up D.C.
• Musings of a Netflix Binge Viewer

Lyn Lifshin
• Marie Van Goethem
• Her Braid of Real Human Hair
• Pere Lachaise Cemetery
• Rachel’s Lamb
• Sainte-Chappelle

Christopher Locke
• What the Dead Know
• Outside Limerick

Rebecca Macijeski
• Memories of Japan

Stephen Malin
• Elderbind
• Grave Days

Allie Marini
• if my body is the house I grew up in, let’s burn it from cellar to rafters

David Memmott
• Shadow-Boxing
• Meditation from a Dark Wood

Stephen C. Middleton
• Composition
• Opening Heartlands

Devon Miller-Duggan
• Science Fiction vs. Literature
• Last Episode

Miles David Moore
• To an Obscure Vegetable
• The Capriciousness of Fatslug

Maria Nazos
• When the Beloved Asks “What Would You Do if I Woke up One Morning as a Loch Ness Monster?”

• on the banks of the great passaic
• the strangle tree

Valeria Numinosa
• Here’s Why This Stunning Visual of Goddess Kali...

John O’Dell
• Chekhov at the Moscow Zoo

Susan Okie
• Thy Bed of Crimson Joy

Simon Perchik
• *

Kathleen M. Quinlan
• Possibility

W. M. Rivera
• Walking in Central Park

David Romanda
• Fortune-Cookie Fortunes

John Roth
• Resurrection Minutia
• Head-Case Aquarium

Daniel Saalfeld
• DC Poem
• Spring Again

Taylor Sacco
• Meditations
• Cum Blossoms

Bruce Sager
• Question

Gerard Sarnat
• 67% Hopperized Bathos

M. A. Schaffner
• Algorithm Deflector Search Terms
• From Reedsville to the Big City

Lorraine Schein
• The Secret Hour, Before the Rain
• The Yellow Fairy Book

Claire Scott
• Did They
• My Father’s Death

Cathryn Shea
• The Lake Doesn’t Know

Kristina Webster Shue
• Never the Same Place Twice

Noel Sloboda
• Grading While the Roof is Being Replaced
• Tarzan in Suburbia

J. D. Smith
• Upon Further Review

Lana Spendl
• Flinging Superstitions

Kurt Steinwand
• Woodstock
• Lucky Lindy

M.G. Stephens
• Expanding Outward
• A Bad Case of the Blues

Mary Stone
• This is Dating

Belinda Subraman
• Refugee

Tim Suermondt
• Not Everything Has to Always Make Sense, Like Today

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez
• The Monster’s Magic List

Marc Swan
• Before Ralph Nader Wrote His Book

Kelly Talbot
• The Drumming of Wings
• Stars Entering the Flow
• The Shimmer

Jenniey Tallman
• A Yellow Bowl

Devin Taylor
• Adventure Time! Circle All That Apply /[Sophomore Slump]/[I Believe I Can Fly]

Ed Taylor
• Elegy

Terrell Jamal Terry
• Faintly Majestic
• Three Moons

Parker Tettleton
• Love Poem
• Love Poem
• Love Poem

Teniola Tonade
• How Golden, At Last, Is the Recovered Fleece?

Sally Toner
• Boating on Lake Anne

Idea Vilarino
• You Don’t See Me
• I Want [tr. by Jesse Lee Kercheval

Anna Lowe Weber
• Block Island, 2015

Katherine West
• After the Bomb

J.T. Whitehead
• Almost Bourgeois

Gregg Wilhelm
• Jutting Out (Patapsco)
• Thief River Scrap

A.D. Winans
• Woman on the Balcony
• Thoughts on the California Drought
• Back from an MRI

Pamela Murray Winters
• Small Repair
• Pam Plays That Tiny Violin

Shannon Connor Winward
• Eruptions
• In Conception
• Peach Pie

Pui Ying Wong
• View from the Writers’ Room

Andrea Wyatt
• Arguing About the Line, the Breath
• Trout Fishing at Chicoutimi

Katherine E. Young
• Today I’m Writing Love Songs
• Succuba

Beth Adamour
• Double Shot

Jill Adams
• Vows

Roberta Allen
• What’s Next?

Cathy Alter
• The Plundering

Emily Amodeo
• We’re Not Pageant People


Jessy Randall
• Monotone Functions

David Sheskin
• You Are a Person of Interest

Randi Ward
• Blades
• Cattails

Nick Wineriter
• Pete Best