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Issue 33.1, Spring 2004

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Table of Contents Fiction Jeff Parker, “Owned” “Finances” CD Collins, “Hands: A History of Kentucky Tobacco Farming in Five Voices” Ananya Bhattacharyya, “Calcutta Communists” Christine Sneed, “What Is Was” Jim Meirose, “Death by Garbage” Special Features Brandon Wicks & William Wright, “Mr. Creative Writing: Reflections on George Garrett” Tracy Zeman, “Marking the Occasion: An Interview…

Underwater City

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Kelle Groom   He walked into the lake as if it were grass, to float a second in its light, disappear, be a place. The cypress trees up to their knees in water, coiled ladders reading the necklace of his DNA.         High sky, a canoe figuring the circumference, underneath the hull wavery with smudges,…

“Cold dark deep and absolutely clear”

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“Cold dark deep and absolutely clear” ~Elizabeth Bishop   Sandra Marchetti The water a sheet of beat tin, it is a June song in March, ripples for welcome. Army and gray colors tell us why the season resists the call of our bodies; displayed on the nightstand, the interior brave replica of summer, stilted in…

Island Park

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Sandra Marchetti    According to local legend, in the last century numerous      suicide attempts have taken place off the railroad bridge in this Geneva, Illinois park. We chased the heron, the bridge, a rafting concrete wave hefted high. My jaw dredged across the watery flood blood— green water and open to receive me off…

Issue 39.1, Spring 2010

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Table of Contents Special Feature: Translation Introduction “Cisneros & Bernstein,” Regis Bonvicino “Murali,” Faiz Ahmed Faiz & Parveen Shakir “Danylevich,” The Beowulf Poet “Ingebertson,” Angelica Tornero “Gander,” Pura Lopez-Colome “Gander & Kovac,” Ales Steger Poetry Steffi Drewes, “First Memory of Constellations” “Length of a Spine, Tilt of a Compass” “Cartography Askew” Julie Lein, “The Madgeburg…

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Issue 11.1 Fall 1981 Simon Perchik   How far will our shadows stay empty before the strongest stars give up —this paving too, a weightless mask. Pull. We will load the Earth, fill this street with more dark, give our gangling shadows a burden, tame them to carry away our deepest selves, and at night…

Issue 36.1, Spring 2007

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Table of Contents Special Features “China: Five Contemporary Poets” by Shawn Flanagan (translated by Ye Chun and Shawn Flanagan) “Review: Passing World Pictures” by J. Michael Martinez Fiction Steve Yates, “Forgery” Danielle Evans, “Harvest” William Jablonsky, “In Dreams” Jonathan Lyons, “The Good Life” Poetry John Gallaher, “It’s A Great Height & You’re Looking Around” “And…

Gauley River

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Melissa Tuckey   It was the lightest sort of rain one could drown in it without knowing In the mountains an ark skeleton of whale Late night you can hear him on the radio saying follow me or drown I listen when I am out of coffee I remember you filed your nails with a…

When the Giraffes Come

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Melissa Tuckey   The last days of July we walk past an oak struck by lightning bark blown hundreds of feet above the creek and hanging rocks and Pete asks will you put all of this in a poem? And will I include the part about giraffes taking over the continent? And the elephants fucking…
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