Spring 2012 Table of Contents
_____We sort the last of our scraps into bins./ Potatoes that are not entirely rotten—/ we can’t take anything.
Brooklyn by Sean Cooney
Venus De Milo by Christopher Ankney
_____She was vicious/ with inequalities
An Interview with Maile Meloy by Jenna Williams
_____Any way you can get some distance is good.
Triage by Nickolas Butler
_____His lover had been gone just two weeks when they found him in the cemetery
Loved by Among Brothers
Underneath the Crown by Juxedo
xylem/deployment by Amanda Bales
_____vascular bundles harden/ to a back yard pin oak
_____Ferns unfist when she passes, crows blacken/ above her
Water’s Vessel by Swimming in Speakers
Blue Talk Bites by William Ford
_____In pain’s stark spot/ I blow a toy/ copy of Bird’s alto
The Astronomer by Allyson Goldin Loomis
_____I was a person who, by his nature, sank.
To the Protestor at the Pride Parade by Andrew Kozma
_____Your idea of Heaven is a small nut no one can crack.
Boy by Ra Ra Riot
_____Once you were as empty as a wind-filled sail,/ but you’ll never fall asleep again. You are welcome.
Darlings by Jenny Lederer
_____At night/ they could hear their father/ murmuring to his trees, my darlings—
The Ash Trees at Midnight by Jacob Newberry
_____oh quiet earth/ you have welcomed me/ into your sodden arms
An Interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell by Jill Schepmann
_____I’m always trying to figure out how to look at physical and psychological disfigurement, and social disconnection.
Touch the Lion by Megafauna
Everything But the Poison by Kelly Magee
_____Lauren was good at pretending things were okay when they weren’t.
No State Solution by Chicken Little
_____Let it be too-early light, your first/ memory, the dog lapping from the water bowl.
Cover Art by Lissy Elle Laricchia