Past Issues



Summer 2015

Editor’s Note
Essays

Manash Bhattacharjee

Jennifer Burd

Charlotte Mandel

Carol Smallwood

Laura Grace Weldon

Interviews

Millicent Bórges Accardi

Millicent Bórges Accardi

Diane Lockward

Reviews

Brian Fanelli

Vicki Hudson

Steven Riel

Elizabeth Kate Switaj

Elizabeth Kate Switaj



Spring 2015


Essays


Bruce Bond

Brian Fanelli

Adam Bryant Marshall

Ann E. Michael

Rachel Danielle Peterson

Laura Weldon

Interviews

Millicent Bórges Accardi

Millicent Bórges Accardi


Arthur McMaster


Reviews


Brian Fanelli

Therése Halscheid

Charlotte Mandel

Lori A. May

Arthur McMaster

Ann E. Michael

Ann E. Michael

Lesley Wheeler

Nancy Means Wright

Sander Zulauf





Fall 2014

Reviews


Brian Fanelli

Mary Kasimor

Dawn Leas
Review of Eye to Eye by Maria Terrone

John McCarthy

Arthur McMaster

Ann E. Michael

Shauna Osborn


Lesley Wheeler

Interviews




Millicent Bórges Accardi

Georgia Jones-Davis  

Essays

Michael Leong

Ann E. Michael

Laura Moe

Khadeeja Mushtaq


Summer 2014 

Editor's Note

Reviews

Dawn Leas reviews Errings by Peter Streckfus

Interview

Essays

Rachel Danielle Peterson For People


Spring 2014



Reviews

Etch and Blur by Jamie Thomas and Ruins Assembling by Dennis Finnell

Gray Matter by Sara Michas-Martin

Imperial by George Bilgere


The Plague Doctor In His Hull-Shaped Hat by Stephen Massimilla


Seam by Tarfia Faizullah


The Silence in an Empty House by Maria Mazziotti Gillan



Essays

“The Art of Difficulty: Helping Students Approach Poetry with Confidence” by Amorak Huey


“Contentment through Metaphor: Poetry as a Creator of Myth” by John McCarthy


 “Announcing: A New Book of Poetry!” by Leslie L. Nielsen


“Anger, Hatred, and Identity: Anzaldúa and Lorde’s Marginalized Bodies” by Shauna Osborn




Interviews

Q&A with Robert Manaster by Millicent Borges Accardi


Q&A with Deborah Hauser and Lynn Domina


Q&A with Nicelle Davis by Dawn Leas



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Winter 2014



Reviews

All That Remains by Brian Fanelli

Child Made of Sand by Thomas Lux

Dutiful Heart by Joy Gaines-Friedler

Orphan Hours by Stanley Plumly

Reports by Kathryn Levy

State of the Union by Susan Lewis

Waking My Mother by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell



Essays

“Roman Catholic Modalities in the Christian Poetry of Emily Dickinson" by Arthur McMaster

“Reviewing the Less-Familiar” by Ann E. Michael

“Akhmatova and Brodsky's Use of Dissemination and Ironic Sensibilities” by Shauna Osborn

“Over 11 Ways to Revise Work You Thought Too Wonderful or Awful to Revisit Again” by David Wright



Interviews

Q&A with Lori A. May by Dawn Leas

Q&A with Joy Gaines-Friedler by Heather Lowery

Q&A with Loren Kleinman by Heather Lowery 

Q&A with Sidney Wade by Arthur McMaster

Q&A with Bruce Bond by Karen Schubert



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Fall 2013



Reviews


After the Bell by John L. Stanizzi

Aux Arcs by Shin Yu Pai

Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen

The Branches, the Axe, the Missing by Charlotte Pence

Clangings by Steven Cramer


The Middle by Angela Hume

No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012 by Michael Blumenthal

Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine edited by Travis Kurowski

Somewhere Piano by Sarah Busse

taking shots alone by Phillipe Chatelain

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire

Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine by Jesse Graves

What Remains by Caroline Maun

What We Ask of Flesh by Remica L. Bingham

White Apples and the Taste of Stone by Donald Hall

Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice by Daisy Fried



Essays

“Poetry Month in Slow Time” by Kathryn “Kitty” Jospé

“Unexpected Consequences—How an MFA Helped Me Find Myself” by Carrie L. Krucinski

“Raw to the Bone: Transported Toward Truth and Memory by Springsteen’s River Songs” by Beth Kephart

“Death of a Poet: Seamus Heaney” by Heather Lowery



Interviews

Interview with the founders of The Muse Writers Center by Millicent Borges Accardi

Interview with Michael Czarnecki by Dawn Leas

Interview with Brian Fanelli by Heather Lowery

Interview with Diane Raptosh by Nin Andrews

Interview with Jim Warner by Heather Lowery


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Summer 2013



Reviews

A Poet’s Sourcebook edited by Dawn Potter

Assumption by Jim Davis

Bully Pulpit by Kim Bridgford

Chinoiserie by Karen Rigby

domina Un/blued by Ruth Ellen Kocher

Her Familiars by Jane Satterfield

Listening for Earthquakes by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

miracles of the Blog: A series by Carolyn Srygley-Moore

Numbered Bones by Bobby Steve Baker

Saint X by Kirk Nesset

Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape by Marjorie Manwaring


St. Rage’s Vault by B.K. Fischer

The Stones Jones Canzones by Rick Mullin


The System by Claudia Serea

This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching edited by Megan Volpert

The Use of the World by Dan Albergotti

White Papers by Martha Collins


Essays

“What I Learned as a Literary Journal Reader” by Kevin Brown

“T.S. Eliot and William Carlos Williams: So Much Depends upon the Image” by Brian Fanelli

“The Problem(s) with ‘Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America’” by Jacob Victorine

“Sonata Mulattica: Rita Dove's Juggling Act” by Jillian Wriston


Interviews

Q&A with Liliana Valenzuela by Millicent Borges Accardi

Q&A with Stanley Plumly by Georgia Jones-Davis

Q&A with Tim Z. Hernandez by Juan Luis Guzmán



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Spring 2013



Reviews

A Change in the Weather by Geoffrey Jacques

The Blue Den by Stephanie Norgate

Chinoiserie by Karen Rigby

The Girls of Peculiar by Catherine Pierce

The Grace to Leave by Lola Haskins

Looking for the Gulf Motel by Richard Blanco

Water-Rites by Ann E.Michael

What the Trapeze Artist Trusts by Malaika King Albrecht



Essays

“Karaoke: All the World’s a Stage” by Kaitlin Keller

“Worshiping ‘So What’: A Workshop and a Gallery” by Jen Kindbom

“Doing the Deer Dance” by Shauna Osborn

“E-Poetry and (Non-)Human Nature” by Andrew Ruzkowski



Interviews

Q&A with Molly Fisk by Millicent Borges Accardi

Q&A with Jane Hirshfield by Arthur McMaster

Q&A with Jessie Carty by Kaitlin Keller

Q&A with Tasha Cotter by Kaitlin Keller

Q&A with Joan Hanna by Kaitlin Keller

Q&A with Valerie Wetlaufer by Kaitlin Keller




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Winter 2013



Reviews
A (short) history of l. by rob mclennan
Ghost in a Red Hat by Rosanna Warren
The Kangaroo Girl by Judith Baumel
Painting Czeslawa Kwoka, Honoring Children of the Holocaust  by Theresa Senato Edwards, paintings by Lori Schreiner
She Returns to the Floating World by Jeannine Hall Gailey
Space, in Chains by Laura Kasischke
Vermont Exit Ramps by Neil Shepard


Essays
“A Public Poesy” by Denice Rovira Hazlett
“The Instructional Dose—One Lump or Two?” by Leslie L. Nielsen
“The Poetry of Comics” by Dale Mettam
“Books on the nightstand” by Ann E. Michael


Interviews
Q&A with Mary Ruefle by Georgia Jones-Davis

Q&A with Mark Jarman by Arthur McMaster


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Fall 2012



Reviews
The Clock of The Long Now by Annabelle Moseley
On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths by Lucia Perillo
Victory by Ben Kopel
Phyla of Joy by Karen An-Hwei Lee
Our Lady of The Ruins by Traci Brimhall
The Commute by Susan Scutti


Essays
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Creative Writing Classroom” by David Wright
“The Triggering Tune” by Ann E. Michael



Interviews
Q&A with Rachel Eliza by Millicent Bórges Accardi
Q&A with Jack Cooper by Sonya Sabanac
Q&A with Shaindel Beers by Kathi Stafford


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Summer 2012 



Reviews

The Pattern Maker’s Daughter by Sandee Gertz Umbach

Onion Man by Kathryn Mockler

The Art of the Sonnet edited by Stephen Burt and David Mikics 

Ions by Jean Bleakney 

The Outskirts of Karma by Alfred Encarnacion

The Fugitive Self: New and Selected Poems of John Wheatcroft



Essays

“The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry” by Grace Curtis 

“From Motown to Mos Def: The Musical Influences of Patricia Smith, Major Jackson, and Kevin Coval” by Brian Fanelli 

“Grounded: Engaging the Spiritual in Poetry” by Sarah Wells



Interviews

Q&A with Carlos Matos by Millicent Borges Accardi


Q&A with Glenn Shaheen by Brian Russell

Q&A with Laurie Ann Guerrero by Kathy Stafford



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Winter 2010



Reviews

The Air around the Butterfly by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Anxious Music by April Ossmann

Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith

Cities of Flesh and the Dead by Diann Blakely

Crazy Love by Pamela Uschuk

Cures and Poisons by Caroline Maun

Dark Card and Mom's Canoe by Becky Foust

Fire Pond by Jessica Garratt

The Guilt Gene by Diana M. Raab

How to Live on Bread and Music by Jennifer Sweeney

Mister Skylight by Ed Skoog

the nested object by Dawn Lonsinger

Paternity by Scott Owens

Perpetual Care by Katie Cappello

Pictures in the Firestorm by Lauren Rusk

Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants by Elena Georgiou

Rock Vein Sky by Charlotte Mandel


Slaves to Do These Things by Amy King

Slide Shows by Ann Fisher-Wirth



Interviews

Q&A with Stanley Plumly by Kerri Buckley

Q&A with Kevin Brown by Jessy Carty

Q&A with Lauren Rusk by Jill Crammond Wickham

Q&A with William Hathaway by Adam Tavel

Q&A with Dawn Potter by Rory Waterman



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Fall 2009


Reviews
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Aphrodite’s Daughter by Becky Gould Gibson
At night, the dead by Lisa Ciccarello
Back of the Envelope by Greg McBride
Beautiful Rust by Ken Meisel
Befallen by K. Alma Peterson
Dear Anaïs: My Life in Poems For You by Diana M. Raab 
Even Now by Susanna Lang 
From the Fever-World by Jehanne Dubrow
Little Venus by Carla Drysdale
Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics edited by Sarah Glaz & JoAnne Growney
Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields by Ashley Capps
Rooms and Their Airs by Jody Gladding
Taste of Cherry by Kara Candito
the dream and the dream you spoke by Maureen Alsop
The Touch by Cynthia Kraman
Then, Something by Patricia Fargnoli
Tulips Water Ash by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
Used White Wife by Sandra Simonds
With the Memory, Which is Enormous by Tony Trigilio

Interviews
Q&A with David Biespiel by Kerri Buckley
Q&A with Derick Burleson by Jessie Carty
Q&A with Rachel Kann by Lori A. May

Q&A with Jane Satterfield by Lori A. May
Q&A with Andrew Waterman by Rory Waterman
Q&A with Kara Candito by Jill Crammond Wickham