Vol. 78 no. 1

Fall 2011-2012


Cry of the Renegade, Robert Stewart


Backward, Angie Kim

My Hand is My Cup, Phong Nguyen

Free Kittens, Castle Freeman, Jr.


Queens of Pain, Clarissa Hay

The Murdered Poet, Thomas E. Kennedy

The Firecracker Poet, Raymond B. Craib

On Hearing Hans Joas Lecutre About the Soul, Shifra Sharlin

A Midwestern Poetics: Selections from a Journal, B.H. Fairchild


Six Poems, Albert Goldbarth 
Three Poems, Janice N. Harrington
Trimming Cactus, David Ray 
Four Poems, Afaa Michael Weaver 
Three Poems, Gary Gildner 

So This is Sex, Randall R. Freisinger 
You Bring Out the Gringo in Me, Paul Aviles 
Newboy, William Trowbridge 
A Toast to Grief, Nadine Sabra Meyer 
Two Poems, Hugh Fox


Always on My Mind, on the debut story collection of Siobhan Fallon, Catherine Browder

A Gathering of Friends, on the poems of the late poet Ai, Phil Estes

Tough Nicknames, on the poets in the Douglas County Jail, Al Ortolani

Last Among Winners, on the poetry of Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Katie Manning

At the World’s Frigid Edges, on the poems of Elizabeth Bradfield, Evan McGarvey


Photographs by Margo Berdeshevsky

Sculptures by John Salvest