Summer/Fall 2018 (Vol. XII, No. 2)

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What She Said • Ralph Lombreglia
Even the Moonlight Is Blinding • Robert Lopez
Predator • Nini Berndt
The Essence • Adam Atlas
The Other Book • Luisa Valenzuela, translated from the Spanish by Marguerite Feitlowitz
Pickup •  Joanna Hess
Storybook • Emma Smith-Stevens
White River, an excerpt • James Jung
Blue John Canyon • Fortunato Salazar 
Je Suis Tracy M. King-Sanchez


Frank McCourt Memoir Prize

Backtracking • April Sopkin
Orlando • Laurel Dixon


Memoir & Nonfiction

All Happy Families: The LIE, an excerpt • Jeanne McCulloch
Keepsakes • Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones
Hard Day’s Work • Miriam Steinberg
Black Friday • Whitney Gaines
Given the Choice • Alison King
Mummy, Mamoo, Maud Ellen, and Me, an excerpt • Lucinda Kempe
Nude Models • Nina Menchicchi
This Is a Bad Idea • Marian Mitchell Donahue
Just a Song at Twilight • Roger Rosenblatt





The Open Book • Father Collins • Arizona • Billy Collins
No • Elise Paschen
Vietxican Barbie • Amanda Galvan Huynh
Limbo • Rites • Peace of Mind • Who’s Sorry Now • Sean Singer
so I spoke to a crystallographer… • Penny Newell
Sylvia Plath Is My Grandmother • Lindsay Adkins
Never • Michael Narkunski
Aviator • Last Will and Testament • Lily Wann
Salt • Dorianne Laux
Sparrow • Meg Kearney
Exit Interview • Safia Elhillo
fruitful • Evie Shockley
There • Philip Schultz
Seeing the Body: Paradise • Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Blue Awning • Erasing Zeus • Kimiko Hahn
Grace • Chris Abani
Self-Portrait as Eastern Wood Rat • Nickole Brown
Things as it is • The Wrong House • Chase Twichell
To the Man Who Asked to Speak to Someone with a Higher Salary • Emma Bolden
Turn It Up • Extra Bright Blues Villanelle • A Piacere: Iago, Unfettered • Still, • Tim Seibles
Black to Black • Curtis L. Crisler
The Snow Globe of My Youth • Noah Blaustein
Sex with Love • Morning Ritual, 6000 Feet • My Father Happened on a Poem of Mine in a Magazine • Breaking Bad Aria • Rasputin Aria • Sharon Olds



Books Are... • Pen Names • Grant Snider
Abridged • Writer’s Block • Pride & Punishment • Katie Brookoff
Delete • Spine • Tug of War • Matt Collins



Cutout Prompts • Gabriele T. Raacke
Water and Light • Elizabeth Lennie
Urban Design • Jeffrey Milstein
Everyday Beauty • Lori Goldberg
The Rhythm of My Hand • Ashley Bryan
Women Wrapped in Color • Jacqueline van der Plaat
Argent Solitudes • Harriet Porter