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ISSN 1540-3068



Kaveh Akbar
   from Calling a Wolf a Wolf
   Portrait of the Alcoholic with Home Invader and Housefly 
   Thirstiness is Not Equal Division 

   new poems
   Against Memory
   What I Am Looking for Is What Is Looking 

Brandon Amico
   Nothing But
   Planet Nine

Taneum Bambrick
   Grave by the Lake
   Road Salvage

Molly McCully Brown & Susannah Nevison
   Post-Op Letters in the Field Between Us

Wendy Mitman Clarke
   Civil Twilight

Brandon Courtney

Kate Daniels
   Breast Cancer
   End of the Marriage
   Rethinking the Burning of Books

Jordan Durham Suggests Visiting the Ultraviolet Apocalypse

Kristina Faust
   The Bus of Mrs. M.
   A Record of Us

Andy Fogle
   Nine Martinsville Screens

Justin Gardiner
   Rice Terraces, Northern Luzon

Kate Gaskin
   Delta, Echo, Alpha, Romeo
   Operations Suite
   Poem in Which My Husband Deploys and Our Baby and I Move Back in with My Parents

Chris Haven
   Carry On
   We are at a feast which doesn’t love us

Vedran Husić
   Mobilization, 1914

Lauren Michele Jackson
   Tara’s Suit

Sara Eliza Johnson

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
   A. Real. Uncle. TomTom.

Jeanne Larsen
   Polyphemus, Shy & Likely on the Spectrum, Loves
   Trans-Trans-Human Teiresias Urges—Having

Larry Levis
   Ghost Confederacy
   Winter Stars

Sandra Marchetti

Natalie Mesnard
   MU Puzzle

Susannah Nevison & Molly McCully Brown
   Post-Op Letters in the Field Between Us

Ricardo Pau-Llosa
   Coming Home

Sam Pereira
   Approaching Afterlife
   The Flavors of Despair

Allan Peterson

Brynne Rebele-Henry
   As a girl I believed in
   Niente, Niente, Niente

Francis Santana
   Ann Arbor
   How to Jump Fences

Rob Shapiro
   Major Arcana: How My Father Got to Reno

Lisa Russ Spaar
   Geisha Madrigal
   Mate Madrigal
   Mistress Madrigal
   St-Germain Madrigal

Molly Spencer
   Poem that Begins on a Staircase

Ann Townsend
   Dear Delinquent
   O Felon Heart
   The Seal

Ellen Bryant Voigt
   Eight poems from Kyrie

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