POETRY

Elegy with Shotgun by Anna Claire Hodge

Wrong About That by Paul Beilstein

Two Poems by Jane Wong

Two Poems by Gregory Pardlo

The Rabbit by Sarah Huener

Bicycling Home At Dusk I Closed My Eyes & Let Go & Saw The Rabbits by John Paul Davis

Two Poems by Simone Muench

Bathing with Frida by Wesley Rothman

How to Eat Dragonfruit by Sarah Sweeney

Three Poems by Leah Silvieus

Two Poems by Gina Vaynshteyn

FICTION

Kirti by Shruti Swamy

A Series of Windows by Alex McElroy

Ladies' Night at the Gun Range by Lara Markstein

ARTWORK

Ali Miller

www.alimillerstudios.com

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WOLF CENTO by Simone Muench

I dream you into being—mongering wolf
who stands outside the self, makes
its way through the transparent world
& its motions, its laughter & quarrels,
its rows of teeth, its tears, its chiming of clocks.
The pages turn. Words often fall between
the rising walls where your shadow
draws to an end.

In some region of vellum & toccatas,
it will be as it is in this life, the same room,
simple rural day, & the cinema of sleep.
Stories one has never read.
More & more I see the human form,
a nothingness which longs to be the sea.
Lives infinitely repeated down to atomic thinness
like footfalls in a strange house. If need
be from nothingness, let today
froth from your mouth.

Sources: Jules Supervielle, Maxine Kumin, Yves Bonnefoy, Robert Fitzgerald, Tomas Transtromer, Pierre Reverdy, Sandor Csoori, Alain Delahaye, O.V. de L. Milosz, Tristan Tzara, Paul Eluard, Eugene Guillevic, Miklos Radnoti, Boris Pasternak

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