Past Issues

Summer 2015

Editor’s Note
Manash Bhattacharjee
Jennifer Burd
Charlotte Mandel
Carol Smallwood

Laura Grace Weldon
Everyone is a Poet

Millicent Bórges Accardi
Millicent Bórges Accardi
Diane Lockward
Brian Fanelli
Vicki Hudson
Steven Riel
Elizabeth Kate Switaj
Elizabeth Kate Switaj

Spring 2015


Bruce Bond
Brian Fanelli
Adam Bryant Marshall
Ann E. Michael
Rachel Danielle Peterson
Laura Weldon


Millicent Bórges Accardi

Millicent Bórges Accardi

Arthur McMaster


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


Brian Fanelli

Mary Kasimor

Dawn Leas
Review of Eye to Eye by Maria Terrone

John McCarthy

Arthur McMaster

Ann E. Michael

Shauna Osborn

Elizabeth Kate Switaj

Lesley Wheeler


Millicent Bórges Accardi

Georgia Jones-Davis


Michael Leong
Ann E. Michael
Laura Moe
Khadeeja Mushtaq
Summer 2014

Editor’s Note


Dawn Leas reviews Errings by Peter Streckfus
Elizabeth Kate Switaj reviews The Walmart Republic by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Christopher Stewart



Joan Hanna Untangling the Roots
Rachel Danielle Peterson For People

Spring 2014


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


“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


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


Winter 2014


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


“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


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


Fall 2013


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


“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


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


Summer 2013


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


“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


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


Spring 2013


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


“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


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


Winter 2013

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

“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

Q&A with Mary Ruefle by Georgia Jones-Davis

Q&A with Mark Jarman by Arthur McMaster


Fall 2012

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

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

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


Summer 2012


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


“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


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


Winter 2010


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

Six Lips by Penelope Scambly Schott

Slaves to Do These Things by Amy King

Slide Shows by Ann Fisher-Wirth


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


Fall 2009

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

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