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Issue 8: Summer/Fall 2023

Essays/Nonfiction

Last Day

by Jacqueline Herron

Poetry

So You Want to Travel the World

by Sandra Smith

Eye of the Beholder

Intermezzo

by Karen Tongson

Poetry

“LOVE THE FLICKER,” “MOTHERS”

by Kirsten (Kai) Ihns

Conversations

Pursuit Is Everything: A Conversation with W. S. Di Piero

by David Biespiel

Poetry

“Nat Turner’s Dream,” “The Morning Sky,” “More Words,” and “On Television”

by W.S. Di Piero

Poetry

“Hither,” “Submission”

by Jessica Goodfellow

Diary

Creve Coeur, Part 4

by Robert Fitterman

Fiction

The Depressed Baby

by Elizabeth Crane

Diary

Creve Coeur, Part 3

by Robert Fitterman

Poetry

“Hunger,” “Red Bath,” It Is Not a Bridge,” “The Hart”

by Sarah Maclay

Diary

Creve Coeur, Part 2

by Robert Fitterman

Essays/Nonfiction

In Praise of White Hair

by Catherine Texier

Diary

Creve Coeur, Part 1

by Robert Fitterman

Poetry

“Apostrophe,” “Lottery (I’ll never know)”

by Kristin Robertson

Poetry

“Fallen,” “Mirror and Table”

by Brian Kim Stefans

Poetry

“Racket on the Petals,” “Hedge Man,” “Vanishing Point Canto,” “Freddie Mercury in Paradiso,” “Jeanne Lee, Conspiracy”

by Diane Mehta

Essays/Nonfiction

Vanguard Mail Operations

by Kristen Gallagher

Poetry

Morning Without School

by Caitlin Thomson

Poetry

“self-portrait with atmospheric river & cougar sighting,” “self-portrait with hummingbird & beaver moon,” “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”

by Marci Vogel

Poetry

Dummy Ventriloquist

by Michelle Bitting

Fiction

Fluxus on Pulver

by Pearl Abraham

Conversations

Attuning Yourself to Yourself: A Conversation with Victoria Chang

by Matthew Zapruder

Poetry

“Falling Blue, 1963,” “Untitled # 10, 1990,” “Grey Stone II, 1961”

by Victoria Chang

Essays/Nonfiction

Community Is My Poetics: the 2023 Chowdhury Prize in Literature Acceptance Speech

by Victoria Chang

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