Current Issue

Summer & Fall 2021

Cover Art by Stella Nall

Volume 16 Number 2

CONTENTS

POETRY

MIRA ROSENTHAL

Bluff

EVAN BAUER

Lowering

RACHEL EDELMAN

Dungeness

Swatch Test

EMILY SPENCER

Park

ALICIA MOUNTAIN

Ultralight

ERIN MARIE LYNCH

Knife

SHELBY HANDLER

For Orphans

ANTONIO LÓPEZ

from Gentefication

CAROLYN OROSZ

Honeymoon Road-trip across the American West

KATE LINDROOS

Doppler

LAURA McKEE

The Route

LUCIEN DARJEUN MEADOWS

Mile 25—

Two Months Before

CHRISTOPHER BAKKEN

Negative Theology

Owl Theology

JOSHUA NGUYEN

I Fall in Love with the Scientist behind the Mask

CHARIF SHANAHAN

Control

MARGOT KAHN

Nordstrom lingerie department, 10 a.m. Thursday

On a spring Sunday, I forget my wedding ring

ALBERT ABONADO

A Pile of Poems is Called a Negation

GIBSON FAY-LeBLANC

Weasel Mobile

JANE WONG

Bestiary, Balm

REBEKAH DENISON HEWITT

Unicorn Soul

ERIN HOOVER

Maternity exhibit in an election year

Maternity exhibit as the singularity

BK FISCHER

Perceptive

Apperception

MIA KANG

Syncope at the Clit Club

ROBERT CORDING

Bobcat

A Pair of Sandhill Cranes

ELIZABETH VIGNALI

House of My Mother

If Gravity Stops Working

MARILYN HACKER

Ghazal: صُلّخت [an escape route]

PHILLIP B. WILLIAMS

Final Poem as Nocturne into Aubade, or Sonrise

AMY LAWLESS

Irritable Reaching

2021 JAMES WELCH PRIZE

WINNERS

BRENDAN SHAY BASHAM

Do Not Drink from the Tailing Pond

KENZIE ALLEN

Oskʌnu•tú

FINALISTS

MELANIE MERLE

DownRiver

ABIGAIL CHABITNOY

Some Study History

KALEHUA KIM

Ghosts/̒Uhane

SHELBI FITZPATRICK

Spots

ANNIE WENSTRUP

My Heart is a Rube Goldberg Machine

RACHEL JOHNSON

Elegy for Shidá’í, My Uncle

JOSIE VALDEZ

Say the Words

MICHAEL WASSON

Everything We Ever Meant When We Said Sky

ESSAYS

LOIS WELCH

 I’m Still Here: James Welch & Living Counter-Narrative

CEDAR SIGO

Becoming Visible

FEATURES

CROSSINGS

SUN TZU-PING (trans. Nicholas Wong)

Four Poems

HOW TO

ANGELA NARCISO TORRES

 Stitch Words into Worlds

I CALL IT JOY

JANINE CERTO

Ode to Hugging

FEATURED ARTIST

STELLA NALL