Spring 2012 (Vol. VI, No. 1)



Rachel Pastan: The Bequest
Jennifer Greenstein: Scrambled Eggs
Martha Cooley: My Suicides
Matthew Miranda: SMASH
Dave Engeldrum: Moving Violations
Robert Reeves: Erotic Geography
Genevieve Crane: Erosion
Jessica Cira: Siesta Key


On Craft

Roger Rosenblatt: Imagining What You Know: Writing Prompts
     Responses: Christopher Cascio; Christopher Byrd; Tula Cahoon Holmes; Genevieve Crane; Kathleen Goldhirsch; Emma Walton Hamilton; Syma Gerard; Travis Rave; Maggie Bloomfield; Ashleigh Marie Smith; Cathy Zimmerman; Danielle Berg
Star Black: Kenneth Koch: An Interview with Karen Koch


Cartoon Portfolios

Arnold Roth: An Artist’s Dilemma: Lines I wish I’d Delivered
Liza Donnelly: Five Cartoons
Gahan Wilson: How to Commit Creation!
Michael Maslin: Four Cartoons
Jules Feiffer: Super Heroes


Art Portfolio

Barry McCallion: What Shores, What Seas
Steve Miller: X-ray Visionary
Hector Leonardi: Color as Subject
Walter Bernard: Painting the Light
Barry McCallion: What Shores, What Seas (continued)


Bob Morris: Julie’s Speech
Jennifer Brooke: #2486
Phebe Shih Chao: Beyond Compare



J. Malcolm Garcia: Unpaid Leave
Daniel De Simone: Unlocking the Mystery of an Artist and His Prints: An Examination of Giuseppe Piattoli’s Games, Amusements and Festivals in Tuscany



Janice Maffei: Re-Upholstered


Poetry & Lyric Essay

Billy Collins: Digging • Rain • Size • Foundling
Janet Kaplan: Small Chronicle
M.E. Bunzel: Voce
Anne Pierson Wiese: Patterns of Melt
Anne Babson: Graveyard Shift
Carl Phillips: Darkness is as Darkness Does • After the Afterlife
Ben Purkert: White Insides of a Circle
Kenneth Koch: A Time Zone
Ashleigh Marie Smith: Three Voices
Robert Wrigley: The Art of Excavation • Socialists • Sentio ergo Sum • “American Archangel”


A Writer’s Dilemma

Roger Rosenblatt, Jules Feiffer, Julie Sheehan, Byron Dobell, Melissa Bank, Robert Reeves: Lines I Wish I’d Delivered

In Memoriam

The Editors: David Zelag Goodman