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Fall/Winter 2019, Vol. 63. No. 1

Eilis O’Neal: Editor’s Note

Fiction

Jonathan Wei, “Capybara”

John Tait, “This Might Hurt Some”

Kathleen McNamara, “Pyrosome”

Andrew Mangan, “The Pioneer Spirit”

Elsa Nekola, “Meat Raffle”

Elinam Agbo, “Schools of Longing”

Poetry

Robert Thomas: “Negligee and Hatchet: A Sonnet Crown”

Matt Miller: “The Adorned Fathomless Dark Creation,” “Getting Out,” “Boys Beyond June,” “Legend”

Hannah Dow: “Realizations While Staying in Other People’s Apartments,” “My Mother Tries to Teach Me How to Pray,” “Bildungsroman,” “The Seafloor of Your Heart Sings Against It”

Tori Sharpe: “The Move,” “The Stray”

Kathryn Haemmerle: “Aubade Ending with a View of a River,” “Extraction”

Olivia Yang: “the backyard is where all the grief resides beneath the sun”

Anne McDonnell: “Ash and Metal”

Amanda Gomez: “Autopsy of My Mother”

Michele Randall: “Tea Hot Tea Iced,” “Exigent”

George Looney: “A Falling Piano is a Classic”

Pam Bernard: “Turtle,” “Iphigenia”

Mary Rummel: “Illuminator Dreams”

Stephen Gibson: “On Georgia O’Keefe’s Cow’s Skull with Calico Roses”

Lisa Compo: “Elegy Prelude”

W.J Herbert: “Northern Cardinal,” “The Double Drowning”

Roy Bentley: “The Fighting Lady,” “Bathtub Beach Reef”

Lauren Coggins: “Precedent,” “Speaking with a Friend”

Janine Certo: “Diagram of the Four Chambers of the Heart”

Adam Penna: “The Love Poems That Are Now”

Peter H. Michaels: “Our First Love”

Jeremy Voigt: “Lunar Eclipse”

Christina Hutchins: “Sleeping with the Melvini Sisters,” “The Lover & The Whale”

Pianta: “Uchinanchu,” “Mother,” “Father Figure”

Catherine Hodges: “Late Afternoon Meditation on an Open Egg Carton”

Laura Apol: “But Winter,” “The Cruelest Month,” “Sowing with Salt,” “Memoir”

Faith Shearin: “Mittens,” “Math,” “Extinct Language”

Joel Peckham: “The Locomotive of the Lord”

James Toupin: “Bird Lives”

Eleanor Berry: “Not Burning the Christmas Greens,” “Like Breathing”

Ösel Jessica Plante: “When the Mississippi Speaks with Its Wet, Pretty Mouth” “The Navy Wife Tries on Her Body,” “Pistol of Bones,” “She & Wolf”

Alysse McCanna: “The Salesman,” “Land Run Haibun”

C.C. Reid: “Indelible”

Sara Wagner: “Captivity Narrative”

A.D. Lauren Abunassar: “Cryptid Poem: “Medium,” “Eavesdropping,” “Autobiography as a Headless Girl”

Gail Newman: “Blood Memory”

Catherine Freeling: “The Glove”

Matthew Gellman: “Not Music,” “Cloudburst,” “Pear Tree, with Thunder”

Ae Hee Lee: “Inside a Mogyoktang in Chicago,” “Fable”

Jo Pitkin: “Village: Bag of Babkas”

Karen Harryman: “Southern Funeral with Hairbrush”

Kristene Kaye Brown: “Taking the Metro Home After the Wake”

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Spring/Summer 2019, Vol. 62. No. 2

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa Cover (Art by Mahmood Sabzi)

 

Eilis O’Neal and Somayeh Shams: Editors’ Note

Fiction: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Uzma Aslam Khan: “My Mother is a Lunar Crater”

Peyman Esmaeili: “Waterworld”

Lauren Alwan: “The Levantines”

Nahid Rachlin: “Teheran Beggar”


Poetry: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Myronn Hardy: “Performance Day in the Vaulted Theater,” Blue over Bicycles”

Nashwa Gowanlock: “The Story of Ka”

Aiya Sakr: “In Which Huginn Has Fathered Children,” “Broken Ghazal: Seven Hijabis,” “Questions for my Jinn Counterpart”

Sara Elkamel: “Ways of Entering,” “Welcome to the Night, in Which We Are Hidden”

Dujie Tahat: “salat in a dream with Jida’s ghost on the night of Korryn Gaines’ killing,” “salat in the name of the father”

Makram Ayache: “These Old Jackets and Crowns”

Israel Eliraz: “Untitled”

Lori Levy: “Check-Up in Beer Sheva,” “Nursing Home Lies”

Nicholas Samaras: “Alatsata, I Bring You My Mother,” “Immigrant by Repetition”

Threa Almontaser: “When I Was Nine I Lived,” “Mining Cave in Dhamar,” “Yemen Storm,” “Yemen Plated with Divine Origami”

Eli Eliahu: “Ballistics,” “Genesis”

Jameel al-Jameel: “Paleness of Time”

Nineb Lamassu: “28/04/6767”

Bijan Najdi: “Happiness”

Adele Ne Jame: “The SS France and the Ruthless Furnace of This World”

Mariam Gomaa: “Qahwa”

Jessica Abughattas: “She Cannot Bear to Hear His Name”

Nada Faris: “All Knowledge is Permissible,” “Parachutes”

Darius Atefat-Peckham: “An Explosion of Feathers”

Mohja Kahf: “Spaciousness (al-Inshirah)”

Salim Barakat: “Fog Composed Like a Gentleman”

Alaz Ada: “The Tulip Age,” “The Hunger Thief”

Majda Gama: “Tala (Ode to the Girl Palm),” “Passing Twenty-One Palms”

Rachel Neve-Midbar: “Fourth Eden,” “Fajr”

Joshua Sassoon Orol: “Daughter of Egypt,” “Diaspora Prayer”

Hedy Habra: “Though It Still Appears to Be a Dream”

Maya Wahrman: “My Grandfather Said I Spoke Spanish Like Cervantes”

Ibtisam Barakat: “Rhythm”

Nurit Zarchi: “[UNTITLED]”


Fiction: General Submissions/Francine Ringold Awards

Skye Anicca: “Places I’ve Never Been”

Doug Ramspeck: “Summer”

Desiree Evans: “Whirligig”


Poetry: General Submissions/Francine Ringold Awards

Danielle Gosselin: “protector pulse”

Sarah Elrich: “All Maps Are Moving”

Caleb Nolen: “Yellow Jacket,” “Night Drives on the PA-26”

James Crews: “Telling My Mother”

Christopher Costabile: “Old Smoke”

Erin L. McCoy: “Notice of an Ice-Carried Boulder at Borgholm,” “Memoir of the Late John Wolley by Alfred Newton”

Reyna Clancy: “Miss July ‘85”

Cynthia Amoah: “for my grandmother, when words fail”

Lauren Saxon: “Tomorrow,” “Ghost Boys”

Katherine Stingley: “A Daughter Goes to Work”

Roy Mash: “At the Wedding the DJ Puts on an Oldie”

Neva Herrington: “Dining with Marjorie”

Susan Friberg: “Safe Passage,” “Sleeping Birds,” “Ghosts”

 

 

 

 

Fall/Winter 2018: Awards 40

Awards 40

Fall/Winter 2018

Vol. 62. No. 1

Editor’s Note

Fiction

Sharon Solwitz: “Tremblement”

Ellen Rhudy: “Would You Know Me”

Ellen Furman: “Things”

Liz Ziemska: “Hunt Relic”

Amy Shearn: “Some Fun”

Mimi Lok: “Last of Her Name”

Poetry

Emma DePanise: “Dry Season,” “My Mother Can’t Say the Word,” “Your Fear of Everything Is Not . . .,” “Did Anna Bertha Ludwig Ask to . . .,” “Late, January,” “Sustenance”

Megan Merchant: “Marrow,” “A thousand words is worth a picture,” “Eurydice,” “Pulp,” “Unfurling”

Susan Nguyen: “Beast Angel,” “If I Say My Body is Grieving”

Namrata Verghese: “Kathakali”

Adela Najarro: “Chantico Swings”

Darrel Alejandro Holnes: “The land is made a stepmother,” “20 de Diciembre, 1989: When the . . .” “For My Mother, The Black . . .”

Mark Smith-Soto: “Let It Spill”

Cornelia Veenendaal: “Rehearsal”

Susan Landgraf: “What’s Left”

Mel Elberger: “Recipe”

Caroline Berblinger: “Interviewing My Grandfather,” “For Taylor,” “April Again”

Elizabeth Rees : “Elegy for Good Health,” “Our Newborns Down the Hall . . .,” “No Other Name for Mother,” “Complicit”

Michael Warr: “What Not To Do . . .”

Emily Harman : “Cairn”

Josephine Yu: “Women Grieving,” “Dog with Cataracts,” “The Day After We Killed the Dog,” “Persona Non Grata”

Kate Gaskin: “Shark Week During the Apocalypse”

Jeanne Wagner: “Dogs That Look Like Wolves,” “Scald,” “Why I’m Often Suspected of Shoplifting”

Christie Towers: “Sugar Water in Winter”

Chrissy Kolaya: “The House Sitters”

Brian Czyzyk: “Baba Yaga’s Antidote for Aimlessness,” “Presque Isle,”

Don Colburn: “Ginkgo on 19th,” “Poem in December”

Don Hogle: “Mother”

Katherine Gaffney: “With Ghost”

John Walser: “Heaven,” “Vincent Street April”

Rebecca Foust: “Spring Is”

W.J. Herbert: “The Smell of Almost Rain”

S. B. Merrow: “Craving”

Benjamin Garcia: “Gay Epithalamium”

Matty Layne Glasgow : “Plumage,” “Ash Mama,” “bitter-berry”

J. Bailey Hutchinson: “Became My Body, Too”

Melanie Figg: “Psyche’s History of Houses”

Freesia McKee: “Peeling an Orange”

Caroline Earleywine: “Lipstick,” “What if our love wasn’t”

Ayokunle Falomo” “The World’s Loudest Sound”

Ryan Meyer: “Estuary,” “from Forgetting Guidelines”

Matthew MacFarland: “Singing Saw,” “Hic abundant lupi”

Roger Camp: “Ascension”

Kelly Michels: “What I mean when I say he went . . .”

Luke J. Johnson: “Song of the Stillborn”

Arne Weingart : “The Painting of the Barn without the . . .”

Lee Sharkey: “To Look Out Is to See; to Look In, to . . .”

Anna Scotti: “When I could still be seen,” “Five Children and It,” “Feathers of Gold”