POETRY

Claire Bateman
Chefs

Stephen Dunn
At the Dinner Party
Mercy

Kathy Fagan
'69
Constant Craving

Jack Myers
Birth Day Party
My Life
Plans

Lawrence Raab
The History of Forgetting
The Weedwacker Makes Me Yearn for the Scythe
Little Bird

Angie Estes
So Near Yet so Far
Here Lightning Has Been

Stefi Weisburd
Anderson Inside the Hurricane
Degeneration

Bruce Weigl
Reunion
The Last One

Neil Shepard
Travel: Choler

Ryan Fox
Charlie Chaplin

Mary Di Lucia
Fantaisie Basque
Beauty Russe

Michael Chitwood
Watchman Tell Us

Peter Mishler
Letter to a Feverish Child

Maya Jewell Zeller
Audio Facing

Steve Orlen
I Enter an Ancient City in a Dream
The Purple Cloak

Anne Shaw
Damn the Manacle

Rick Bursky
Heroine in Repose

Mitchell Metz
I Want Kalypso

Billy Collins
The Reversal
Bathtub Families

Stephen Cramer
Chicken

Peter Stokes
The Night I Proposed
Haircut Talk

Mark Kraushaar
Third Street Muscles and Fitness

FICTION

René Houtrides
Failight

Katherine Lien Chariott
Tableaux Vivants

Aaron Hellem
Freesoil

William Todd Seabrook
The Effects of Laudanum

NONFICTION

Barbara Hurd
Loneliness: Fourteen Variations

Emily Douglas
Bullies

CONTEST WINNERS

IN NONFICTION
Kim Adrian

Eight Photographs

IN FICTION
Andrew Brininstool

The Way Lighthouses Work

IN POETRY
Kenneth Hart

Uh-oh Time
Having not Heard Back from You
The Way Things Look

FREDERICK BARTHELME FEATURE

Frederick Barthelme
Sun Deluxe

Gary Percesepe
Interview with Frederick Barthelme

B. W. Jorgensen
Rereading Frederick Barthelme's "Shopgirls" (Minimalism and Prosaics)

POETS ON NOVELS

David Gewanter
on Waiting for the Barbarians
   by J.M. Coetzee

Robert Polito
on American Genius: A Comedy
  
by Lynne Tillman

Natasha Sajé
on Mr. Mani
  by A.B. Yehoshua

Adrienne Su
on Waiting
  by Ha Jin

Mark Cox
on The Death of the Detective
  
by Mark Smith

Rodney Jones
on The Road
   by Cormac McCarthy

 



...He learned to decode the vibrant colors and splash of shapes across the screen.  The relative speed of a step, denoting anger.  Fear in a dropping shift of balance.  Love in the tilt of a shoulder.

-René Houtrides,
"Failight" from Issue 4

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