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May/June 2017

Volume XXXIX | Number 3

Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poetry by Kazim Ali, Katy Didden, Rose McLarney and Ryan Patrick Smith;
An essay by Paula Carter and Meggan Kehrli and an excerpt from an essay by Gretchen Henderson;
And David S. Reynolds reviews Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Slaves Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha, and The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes.

A Micro-Interview with Ryan Patrick Smith

“I started working within the idea that though a poem’s form is essential, it could be spontaneous, jarring, and mutable—I was influenced by the digitalization of poetry, the way we can read poems now on screens and the various sizes of the screens can change the form of the poem.”

Micro-Reviews April 2017

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National Geographic

By Kevin Stein

To name a thing gives breath as smacking
a newborn’s bottom precedes that big inhale
and a lifetime’s crying over spilt milk,
as I’ve craved my great-grandfather’s name,
enthralled by the manly innuendo
of Everhard Stein.


By Brenda Peynado

The day my mother hired a new housekeeper to replace the last one caught stealing was the same day Yaiza arrived on the tennis courts. It was almost summer. Our…

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Paula Carter’s essays have appeared in Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Rumpus, Southern Humanities Review, and Salon.com. She holds an MFA from Indiana University. Her essay “City Swarm” can be found here.…

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May 2017

The winner and runners-up of the 2017 Short Fiction Contest, Why We Chose It by Editor at Large Natalie Shapero, and more!

April 2017

Featuring Why We Chose It by International Editor John Kinsella, the Science Writing Symposium at Kenyon, and more!

March 2017

This month’s newsletter features Why We Chose It by Associate Editor, Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, a podcast with Solmaz Sharif, and much more!

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