Jan Banning / Panos Pictures


from the Editor’s Comment


James Allardice, @ the Corner

Bonnie Jo Campbell, The Trespasser

George Makana Clark, The Hippo Hunters

Chris Gavaler, The First Documentary

Donna Hemans, Letting Go

Ander Monson, New Golem

Jason Ockert, Echo

Zachariah Rapola, Tulo ya Montshiwa

Valerie Sayers, The Object of My Preposition


Jennifer Atkinson, Landscape with Goat’s Eye / Landscape with Mud Turtle

Tina Barr, Lipoma / Zabiba / Before the Prophet’s Birthday

Joelle Biele, Psyche

Maya Bejerano, from The Hymns of Job / Autumn Leaf

Yahya Frederickson, Letters from Kogi

Kelle Groom, Oh don’t / The City of Your Final Destination / Untitled (People on Fire)

Carolyn Hembree, 11 a.m. Aubade: V. Cleb at 33 / Eyecandy at Fifteen

Eva Hooker, Door / What is Furious and Cold / The Moon Grows Red in Its Reeds

Mark Irwin, Inventory / Horse / Avian, and Lit by Air

Stacy Kidd, A Blackbird / The Devil’s Men and Women /And ask for your eyes that night might tear them / Fast, but Mined with a Motion, a Drift

Dale M. Kushner, After the Garden / They, Long Abandoned, The Mothers

Bernard Matambo, About Zimbabwe

Dike Okoro, What Song in This World is Without Sorrow? / Remembering

Carl Phillips, Living Together / Heaven and Earth

Thomas Reiter, Sweet Tree, Sweet Tree / The Convicts’ Garden, St. Kitts

Jonathan Rice, Consume / Distances, Detritus and Combustion

Emmanuel Sigauke, A House for Mother / Gonera Bees

Anya Silver, When My Father Told Me Stories

Mary Szybist, Conversion Figure


Chris Abani, Ethics and Narrative: the Human and Other

Arielle Greenberg & Rachel Zucker, from Home/Birth

Kelle Groom, from City of Shoes

Colleen Kinder, Moderate Pomp

Yelizaveta P. Renfro, Translation: Perevod

Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Reality Tour

Catherine Taylor, Duffer’s Drift

Tom Whalen, Carlier and Kayerts


Jan Banning, from Bureaucratics