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Volume 17 Number 1

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CONTENTS

POETRY

Eugenia Leigh
Two Poems

Jeff Whitney
Letter to Phil Beginning with Words from Jeanne Clark, My First Teacher Who Mattered

JP Grasser
A Shade of Green Unlike

Catherine Pierce
Just Because the Earth is Dying Doesn’t Mean I’ve Stopped Wanting Things

KB Brookins
Death by Retina or: ______ Goes for a Swim

Lloyd Wallace
Supermarket Soul

Sara Backer
Freight

Jenny Irish
Was

Bethany Schultz Hurst
“The executioner was very good”

Francisco Márquez
“In Isolation One Surely Becomes a God”

Rebecca Clarren
Press

Simon Shieh
Mythomania

Lory Bedikian
The pharmaceutical that killed my mother

Jen Currin
Late to Work and Listening

Leah Tieger
Arterial Fault

Laura Villareal
Biopsy

Jessica Lee
Two Poems

Esteban Ismael
Pterion

Karen Rigby
Lady with Glove

John A. Nieves
Sward and Coop

Collin Callahan
Songs Build Little Rooms in Time

Mara Lee Grayson
On Hypervigilance

Jordan Osborne
becoming

Jessica Yuan
Two Poems

S. D. Horvath
Atlas

Melissa Crowe
Thrownness

Emily Pérez
Outbound Flight

Kathleen Halme
Commonplace

Lynne Ellis
Like Teenagers

Jason Labbe
Hanging Bird

Emily Cinquemani
Sometimes I Want the Universe Small

Amy Smith
These Days

Griffin Brown
Ferragosto

Mike Seid
Green Door

Rage Hezekiah
Grasslands

Jenny Browne
If Bees Are Few

Richard Tillinghast
Emblems

Maxine Scates
The Serpents

Meredith Arena
Digging

Kevin McLellan
On the Other Side

Sydney Goggins
Walk at Dusk

Laura Cresté
Dead Horses

Prince Bush
Downlow 

Rachel Castro
Ceremonies in the Day

Stacie Cassarino
The Living at Dead Creek

Sarah Koenig
Ander on the Airplane

Emma Depanise
Natural Flavors

Brett Hanley
The Candy Man

Jennifer Militello
the body

Dana Curtis
Dear Reader

Jeremiah Foster
Interior West

Lauren Brazeal Garza
Portage

Maya Jewell Zeller
Ekphrasonnet in Which You are Probably a Seven

Colby Cotton
Three Poems

Kerry Carnahan
Two Poems

Riley Ratcliff
Two Poems

Martha Silano
Love Song for the Anthropocene

Christopher Nelson
On Melancholy

J. A. Dela Cruz-Smith
The Jungle

Michael Mark
Dandelions

Ae Hee Lee
(Dis)ambiguation

2022 JAMES WELCH PRIZE

winners

Halee Kirkwood
Two Poems

Melanie Merle
Two Poems

finalists

Sean Sam
Wastelanding

Jessica Cohn
Here, in

Delaney Keshana
Assimulātum

Max Early
Sky Island

Tacey M. Atsitty
Ni’Hwiil Biihi Returns

FEATURES

Crossings

Nadja Küchenmeister (trans. Sabrina Black)
Three Poems

Presenting

E.A. Midnight
mundane objects: the evening walk

How To

Luther Hughes
Live

I Call It Joy

Hussain Ahmed
Rainbow

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