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Now Available! Volume 16, no. 1 - Spring/Summer 2019


Featuring new work from: George David Clark, Millie Tullis, nicole v basta, Beth Kephart, Jacob Aiello, Steve Tomasula, Alex McElroy, Melanie Ritzenthaler, and more. Plus: The Audacity of Language: Eight CantoMundo Poets

 

2019 Literary Awards


 

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to winning authors Stephanie Wong Ken, Maddie Norris, and John Sibley Williams, and thanks to our judges Kristen Arnett, Anna Leahy, and R. A. Villanueva! See our Contest Winners page for more details about the winning works, which will appear in our Fall/Winter 2019-20 edition.

Featured Writers: Rosemary Cappello and Mary Cappello


 

Fall/Winter 2012-13 – Vol. 9, No. 2

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Contributors

Fiction

Terry Dubow "Bird"
Leyna Krow "End Times"
Mary Miller "Recidivism"
Ricardo Nuila "Mort Naturelle" 
Elizabeth Schulte "Borders"

Nonfiction

Roxane Gay "To Scratch, Claw, or Grope Clumsily or Frantically" 
Brandon Davis Jennings "Airman Jennings the Impaler"
Jen Percy "The Guinea Pig Lady"
Edward Kelsey Moore "Piaf and Roadkill"

Poetry

Gladys Justin Carr, "Caroline Kennedy at the Greengrocer">
Keith Dunlap, "The Escapist"
Maggie Glover, "Refrain"
Jeremy Allan Hawkins, "To Say the Imagination"
Lilah Hegnauer, "Bowl"
Jennifer Luebbers, "Petitions"
Michael Mlekoday, "Self-Portrait, Wearing Bear Skull as Mask"
Luisa Muradyan, "Message from a Peeping Tom Named Tom", "In Every Plum"
Jenn Marie Nunes, "Designation as National Historic Landmark"
Chelsea Wagenaar, "Sonopuncture"
Yona Wallach (translated by Linda Zisquit), "*", "This Is the Beauty"

Poetry Feature

Six poems by Ted White
Rachel Farrell, "The Genesis of Ted White"

Translation Feature

Elizabeth Lowe, "Clarice Lispector and the Art of the Crônica"
Clarice Lispector (translated by Elizabeth Lowe), "Human Heat", "Forgiving God"
Elizabeth Lowe, "The Passion According to C.L.: An Interview with Clarice Lispector"

Design Feature

Confident in Their Incompleteness: Tony Brock

Art Features

Emblems in Color: Emblematica Online
Engineering Sculpture Photography: Curtis Mann

Where We’re @

Sean MacIntyre, "Drumbeats"
Lucilena Williams, "Getting Lost"

Animated Bestiary

 

Editorial Staff

Editor: Jodee Stanley
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Philip Graham
Poetry Editor: Michael Madonick

Assistant Editors: Laura Adamczyk, Sara Gelston, Eric Tanyavutti
Editorial Assistants: Kendra Chapman, Michael Don, Eduardo Gabrieloff, Khaleel Gheba, Angela Hine, Roya Khatiblou, Sean MacIntyre, Natalie Mesnard, Max Somers, Jessica Thom, Lucilena Williams

Design Staff

Art Director: Matthew Peterson

Designers: Grace Hamann, Caitlin Howe, Scott Jackson, Maria Ludeke, Serena Moy, Elaine Palutsis, Will Ryan, Tyler Schmidt, Heather Stickney
Photographers: Harrison Hakes, Kendall McCaugherty, Alejandra Rodriguez

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This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

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Current Web Edition: Winter 2019


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Featuring Kara Vernor, Aiden Baker, Robert Fillman, Natalie Wee, Rhonda McDonnell, Darci Schummer, Colin Pope, Beth Gilstrap, Kevin Hyde, E. Kristin Anderson, Lauren W. Westerfield, Ted Mathys, Kerry Donoghue, Jessica Lynn Suchon, Collin Callahan, and Cheyenne Nimes  

 

Some Kind of Second Heart: New Bulgarian Writing

An Interview with Ayelet Tsabari


Ayelet TsabariIsraeli-Canadian-Yemeni author Ayelet Tsabari (The Art of Leaving, 2019; The Best Place on Earth, 2013) talks with Brett Ashley Kaplan, Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, about her life and work

 

Featured Writer: Baltazar Lopes

 

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