Summer 2011 Table of Contents

Chiapas by Nick St. John

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Getting It Right by Andrew Najberg

____Let’s look at it this way:/ we are shepherds on the hillside.

Early In The Day Of The Solar Eclipse, XII., and Before The World Went To Hell by Miriam Bird Greenberg

____Early in the day of the solar eclipse/ the old men who would still tell their names/ to soldiers passed ____time combing their beards

The Cracks In The Sidewalk by Ben Loory

____The cracks in the sidewalks spell out people’s names if you look at them from high enough up.

Wind Will Not Shake Me by Oh, Mountain

____Indie/Ambient

An Interview With Jean McGarry by Rebecca Bernard

____Given the deep interiority present in so many of the stories in the collection Ocean State would you ____share a little about your process?

Feathers (Don’t Change On Me) by Absofacto

____Indie/Pop

The Mummy Boycotts Easter by Patrick Whitfill

____Naturally, at every resurrection there’s/ at least one nonplussed and unconvinced/ hooligan

Cannibal Street by Dudes Die

____Psychedelic/Garage

A voice from the country of my dreams by Landa wo

____A voice/ The voice

The Rise of Communism, Robert Frost in the Slaughter House, and Self-Portrait on Cigarette Foil I by Craig Blais

____The first night, I thought stray dogs were fucking in the streets.

Lesson by Jenny Johnson

____When it is already after seven/ and in the lit pantry all she can do is study your countenance

MCA by Keiler Roberts

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My True-Love and Saying Goodbye by Jim Clark

____Folk/Modern Classical/Spoken Word

On Hunger by Elizabeth Wade

____I am thinking of the verb “to conspire,”

An Interview With Kevin Wilson by Jake Karlsruher

____And once I saw all this amazing stuff that people were writing, and I realized that these people ____were not dead, I wanted to be a part of it.

Beelzebub Is My Bud by Trilobite

____Indie/Rock

Aaron Englund, July 1970 by Lori Ostlund

____The summer that Aaron was five, he and his parents embarked on the first (and only) Englund ____family vacation…

To the Heart by Ori Fienberg

____There is a faraway island, famed for its brightly colored and surprisingly textured mosaics, in _____which the people have eyes, not on their heads, but on the bottom of their feet.

Red Doors by Joe Bueter

____The smell some nights/ could’ve simply been the marsh./ Or crustaceans and bacon grease.

Big Sur (Instrumental) by Botany

____Electronic/Pop

An Interview With D.A. Powell by Andrew Rahal

____And I guess that I am post-confessional in the sense that the confessional poets are all dead. I am ____living post-them. I’ll concede that. But I don’t see myself as entertaining the same concerns.

Therapy Dog by Phil Estes

____These girls tie a pit-bull/ To one of the pillars of their house.

Reptile House by Robin McLean

____Carl’s wife lay back, sanitized stirrups biting at her heavy ankles.

Storm Windows (Imago) by John Nieves

____Salt over the shoulder and the babble-down evening/ set the stage for this:

from “Cloud-Capped Star” by Tarfia Faizullah

____A few days before Eid al-Adha, Keith invites me to go on a evening jaunt with him to the Ramna ____Kali Mandir.

An Interview With David Shields by Ethan Milner

____It came about rather indirectly, it’s not as if I decided that I wanted to write a book about ____plagiarism and a book that embodies plagiarism

The Old Guys by Mark Ehling and Will Dinski

Old Guys

Birth of a Line by The Great Curve

____Experimental/Rock

The Horizon and The Plains by Christopher DeWeese

____The air inside the air/ kept getting smaller

from Winter: aphorisms by Sarah Vap

____Someone cries every few minutes in our family

Summer 2011 Contributors

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Cover Art by Edward Traugott