Issue #149 January 2024

Megan Marlatt
“Salt and Pepper Shakers”
21”h x 15”w x 15”d each

  • The All-Overs, This is Where God Stays When He’s in Town and Mr. Jackson’s Killer

    I like words like gallimaufry, tawdry, billingsgate—braggadocio! Rodomontade.
  • “unalone” with Jessica Jacobs: A conversation with Nancy Mitchell

    Thank you, Jessica, for talking with us about "unalone", forthcoming from Four Way Books in March 2024...
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  • Ulku, Buckley, Warren, et. al.

    Alpay Ulku Regarding “On Reading with an Open Heart”: Since my piece in this issue is non-fiction, I felt like…

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  • Three Poems

    I’ve seen demons, each one tossed
  • Richey | Johnson

    It surprises me, how alone they are
    Station to Station
  • Two Poems

    I didn't know it then, but we were learning Italian...
  • Review of Theophanies by Sarah Ghazal Ali by Jane Zwart

    All of us who read poetry, I suspect, have stanzas to which we return for reassurance
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  • On Whales and Whales/ Baleas e Baleas by Luisa Castro, translated from Galician by Keith Payne

    First published to immediate and critical acclaim in 1988, Luisa Castro’s Baleas e Baleas is considered one of the most pivotal collections in contemporary Galician poetry
    Translations Portfolio
  • On Reading with an a Open Heart by Alpay Ulku

    The Cold War was very much a presence and so was the Second World War.
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  • A Brief Portfolio

    A detail like a grave
  • Uplight

    The uplight is where I want to be, above and looking, and looking over.
  • Insomnia, A Love Story

    Everybody sleeps.  Our poem starts with that premise.
  • Separation

    Slumbering suburbs, calm depths of summer.
  • Two Poems

    You search for the best doctors, try to curb her pain—
  • In God’s Intestine and Goner

    The husband, who has accepted Buddhist precepts,
  • At Arlington and Boys

    After the gunfire, the tact of “Taps.”
  • Heat Lightning

    Before the fireflies and whiskey