David Abel

Dorothy Barresi
Spirit Photograph

Jenny Boully
My Father’s Photograph

Taylor Brady and Rob Halpern
From Snow Sensitive Skin

Jennifer Bryan
Sock Monkey

Leslie Bumstead
The Sworn Unknown

Matthew Cooperman
Still: Dollar
Still: Winter
Still: Life

Michael Czyzniejewski

Jill Darling
A text made of

Kass Fleisher
From Talking out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman

Sandy Florian

Graham Foust
To the Writer

Cal Freeman

Erin Gay
Home Video of the Tiger Swallowing

Johannes Göransson
I Will Carve Like You’re on Fire
A New Quarantine Will Take My Place

Rob Halpern
Spiriting, Our Hive

Barbara Hamby, Kevin Prufer,
and Michael Theune

A Conversation on the Objective Reading of Poems

Michael Joyce
Notre histoire sinister
Une danse des rêves

Kenneth King
From Scrambler: The (Un)Sheeted Mirror

Laura Larson
My Dark Places

Brian Lennon

Clay Matthews
Placebo and the Minutiae of Tiny Instruments

Sara McKinnon
Water We Made Ourselves



Laura Moriarty & Brent Cunningham
Decussation: Notes on the Quincunx; or, Autobiography; or, Another Place to Begin

Andrew Mossin
From The Presence of Their Passing

Jennifer Moxley
The Price of Silence

Mel Nichols

Day Poem
Day Poem

Brian Oliu
Charles Babbage’s Black Book
Parsed via Brian Oliu

Jacqueline Risset
From The Powers of Sleep
Translated from the French by Jennifer Moxley

Natania Rosenfeld

Tomaž Šalamun
Translated from the Slovenian by Joshua Beckman and the author
Porta di Leone
From Gozd in kelihi (Woods and Chalices), 64
Translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry and the author
From Gozd in kelihi
(Woods and Chalices)
, 53-54
Translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry and the author

Lisa Samuels
The Five Enslavements:
An Essay in Four Parts

L. E. Smith
Something like a Buick

Rod Smith
Jade Talks
From The Spider Poems

Matthew Ira Swaye

Jon Thompson

Nance Van Winckel
In the Yard with Clara

David Wagoner
The Boy Who Ran Away from Me
Walking along the Beach
with a Five-Year-Old

G. C. Waldrep
From One Way/No Exit

Barrett Watten
Berlin Wall / Buchenwald

Kara Westerman
The Doctor

Corinne Wohlford Taff
At the Core


Artwork and Cover Photograph by Laura Larson


James questions his spontaneity. He knows only that he wanted to bring her home and take care of her. He doesn’t know what to do with her. He hands her a dried apricot. She stops spinning.

-Jennifer Bryan,
"Sock Monkey" from Issue 1