Summer 2011 Table of Contents
Chiapas by Nick St. John
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/ 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
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
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
A voice from the country of my dreams by Landa wo
____A voice/ The voice
____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
____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
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
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
Birth of a Line by The Great Curve
____The air inside the air/ kept getting smaller
from Winter: aphorisms by Sarah Vap
____Someone cries every few minutes in our family
Cover Art by Edward Traugott