Contributors: Jody Cordova, Joan Fay Cuccio, Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Randall Garrison, Stephen Gibson, Bruce Henricksen, B.D. Love, Todd James Pierce, James M. Tierney, William F. Van Wert, Christine Wiltz
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When the rain didn’t end and the pear trees disappeared below water, we climbed onto our roof and waited for the boats to come; we, passing the time by counting each of our possessions that surfaced—singled shoes, open school folders, …4
I came in and my mother went out with the buffalo nickel. 1913-1938. Mama would hold a nickel and say you were born the same year, with no regard for the date on that particular coin. It has come …2
If you’ve ever thought of a child, you are party
to the creation of a child. Digital cymbals
resembling applause alert the stadium crowd
when applause is necessary.
I’ve got burns to prove I’m human, that I am…3
What We Ask of Flesh, by Remica Bingham. Etruscan Press, 2013. $14.00, 85 pages.
When we think of flesh, we think of the body, yet Remica Bingham asks us to reconsider the singularity of such an initial image. What …2
Almighty LORD, incline Thine ear to hear this day a confession: we sometimes do not feel real. That is, when we take the time to reflect upon our existence, we grow fearful, in part because we are unable to sum …3
A pigeon wing brushing against the window screen, I think, as I’m seated at my desk, listening to the scratching sound. Something I can easily ignore even as it persists. The sound does not drown out yelps from my daughter …1
Contributors: Dan Beachy-Quick, Elisabeth Benjamin, Julianne Buchsbaum, Abraham Burickson, Michelle Y. Burke, Bart Chaney, Cassandra J. Cleghorn, Patrick Crerand, Brett DeFries, Melissa Dickey, Rikki Ducornet, Christen Enos, Anthony Farrington, Robert Ficociello, Chris Forhan, Karen Gentry, Smith Henderson, Allen Jih, Ilya …0
There are worse deaths than singing,
worse singings than death’s.
Gently over black ever
Shifting water the wooden craft
moves out. The newspaper
soaked in itself, sinks.
And the city, there, the circles floating
on the sea articulating growth we…
I had just sat down from feeding the jukebox when I felt someone touch my shoulder. I turned.
“Guess who?” she said.
I wouldn’t have recognized her if I didn’t notice the faint half-moon scar on her left cheek. It …5
Brett Holman. The Next War in the Air: Britain’s Fear of the Bomber, 1908-1941, Ashgate, 2014. $134.95, 302 pages.
This dense monograph—a fifth of it is notes and critical apparatus—represents a great deal of work. Holman provides the reader …0