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Issue 11: The Necessary Eye

Issue 10: Out on a Limb

Issue 9: The Missing Body

Issue 8: The Lily

Issue 7: Passages

Issue 6: No More Tears

A quick list to poets featured in this issue:

Melissa Ahart

Sommer Browning

Sarah Busse

devin wayne davis

Karen D'Amato

Yaakov Fichman

Donna Johnson

Vera Kroms

Li Bo

Li Qingzhao

Ander Monson

Christopher Mulrooney


Todd Samuelson

Maria Terrone

Mihai Ursachi

Sophie Wadsworth

G.C. Waldrep

Martha Zweig

Book Reviews

Sound, Unsound

by Reginald Shepherd  

"The fascinating fabric of the poems in Otherhood is soundplay, and
Shepherd is a virtuoso."

Reviewed by Adam L. Dressler

Going Home

Without An Alphabet, Without A Face: Selected Poems Of Saadi Youssef
by Saadi Youssef  

" Youssef's poems, with their modernist associative shifts, display his impeccable rhyming skills and his mastery of the form."

Reviewed by Farida Abla

Stories Within Stories

World Hotel
by Reetika Vazirani  

"Vazirani's straightforward employment of dialogue is as striking in these poems as it was in the first collection."

Reviewed by Valarie Duff

Wandering the Planet

The Big Bumper Book of Troy
by W. N. Herbert  

"The new poetry mocks borders and throws parties for incompatible identities; it may even be a small side-effect of changes in human self-consciousness..."

Reviewed by Vivek Narayanan


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