Vol. 2 (2014)

Volume 2 (2014)
TAB 2014

From the beginning of the 2014 January print issue of Tab Journal, each page employs atmospheric and, at times, abstract photography of the sky taken at different times of the day. In addition, text has been placed within various objects specifically chosen to interact with light. These objects include water, glass, blinds, wrinkled paper, and windows. The sequence of time is reflected in the progression of the journal, beginning with morning light and moving to night.

The print issue’s spine is unorthodox, creating unexpected vertical and horizontal movement in the reading experience. The physicality of the object forces the reader to acknowledge its presence. The life of this interactivity becomes an individual journey of pages unwilling to be turned passively. The space in this issue challenges readers to take in more than merely text and image but also a full-body experience of holding and of disorientation.

While the online issues pick up design elements of the print issue, they are designed not to replicate print nor to quietly frame content but, rather, to use the platform to create a distinct reading experience. Here in the new Archives, the issues are available via live link to the web-based PDF and as a downloadable PDF.

THE STORY and LAST THE NIGHT
Claudia Emerson
WONDER (VIII) and BLINDNESS: A MANIFESTO
Seth Michelson
APOLOGIA and BIRTHDAY POEM
Joelle Biele
(UNTITLED) )WINTER) and APPROBATION
Maureen Alsop
THE BULLY
C.K. Williams
THE SUN MOVES SLANT
Sheida Mohamadi, translated by Sholeh Wolpé
SOME AUTHORITY
William Stobb
BIRDSEYE and THEN BECAME
Cynthia Hogue
The content of our print issues is not available online in its entirety; this issue is now out of print.


SNOW WHITE* and EVENING
Chloe Honum
LITTLE RED and RED TIGER PRAYER
Sally Rosen Kindred
PAPER LANTERNS
Jonathan Travelstead
BOOK REVIEW: Saint X by Kirk Nesset
Alexis Gobel
*“Snow White” was awarded a Pushcart Prize and appeared in the XL volume in 2016.

LITTLE RED by Sally Rosen Kindred
PAPER LANTERNS by Jonathan Travelstead

SATURDAY
Lori D’Angelo
SOUVENIR and NEAR JARDIN DU LUXOMBOURGH
Lorene Delany-Ullman
JULY LETTER, TEN YEARS LATE and MINOR TERRITORIES
Danielle Sellers
POSTACRD MADONNA and EVE CLEARS HER GARDEN
Christine Swint

SATURDAY by Lori D’Angelo
POSTCARD MADONNA by Christine Swint

VAGRANT
Luanne Castle
HOW TO ENTER AN EMPTY LOT IN THE RAIN
John Freeman
SOMETHING ABOUT MONSTERS (1)
Chas Hoppe
SUPERNOVA
David Koehn

VAGRANT by Luanna Castle
HOW TO ENTER AN EMPTY LOT IN THE RAIN by John Freeman
SOMETHING ABOUT MONSTERS (1) by Chas Hoppe
SUPERNOVA by David Koehn

PRE.MO.NI.TION \ n \: and ISO.CHRON \ n \
Marilyn Annucci
INHERITANCE
Michelle Chan Brown
YOU ASKED WHAT HARVESTING MEANT
Joy Von Ill
MONKEY BUSINESS
Phillip Sterling

ISO.CHRON \ n \ by Marilyn Annucci

SANGUIVORY, THE AXOLOTL SETTLES, and THE AXOLOTL RISES
Paul Brooke
HAUNTS
Inara Cedrins, translated to Latvian by Ilze Klavina Mueller
LULLABY
Jaimee Hills
THE THIMBLE RIGGER
Kristen LaTour

SANGUIVORY by Paul Brooke
LULLABY by Jaimee Hills
THE THIMBLERIGGER by Kristen LaTour

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS and INSOMNIA, PART III
Alan Elyshevitz
FROM VISION THIS SUFFOCATION and NOT WAVING BUT DRYING
A.J. Huffman
PAVEMENT: A POETICS OF SURFACE
Afton Wilky
BOOK REVIEW: Camouflage for the Neighborhood by Lorene Delany-Ullman
Alexis Gobel

NOT WAVING BUT DRYING by A.J. Huffman
PAVEMENT: A POETICS OF SURFACE by Afton Wilky

LATE NIGHT TRAIN STOP and LUCKY PENNY
Gabriel Escobedo
SNOW BLIND
Kevin Holton
AILANTHIS: TREE OF HEAVEN
Cindy King
BOOK REVIEW: The Tulip-Flame by Chloe Houm
Adriana Medina

LATE NIGHT TRAIN STOP by Gabriel Escobedo
SNOW BLIND by Kevin Holton

READ OR DREAM and THE REST ROOM, THE LOOP OF IMAGE
Toshiaki Komura
INSCRIBING OUR TIMES IN AN EPIC: ARUN KOLATKAR’S SARPA SATRA
Hari M.G. & H.S. Komalesha
BOOK REVIEW: Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane
David Krausman

THE REST ROOM, THE LOOP OF IMAGE by Toshiaki Komura

TRUSS
Nick DePascal
ROBERT BROWNING’S LAST NARCISSUS and THE GOLDEN HOUR
Deborah H. Doolittle
PORRIDGE POEM
S. Parker
BOOK REVIEW: Beast in the Apartment by Tony Barnstone
Alexis Gobel

TRUSS by Nick DePascal
THE GOLDEN HOUR by Deborah H. Doolittle

ETRETAT
Carol Frith
INTERSTICE (CA. 1899)
José Felipe Alvergue
TOWARDS A POETICS OF THE ANIMAL
Sarah Giragosian
BOOK REVIEW: Blitzkrieg by John Gossleepp 
David Krausman

TOWARD A POETICS OF THE ANIMAL by Sarah Giragosian

RETREAT
Susan Johnson
JULY BREEZE AND CURRENT
Charles Thielman
LAYING IT ON THE WIRE: DELIGHTING IN POETRY’S FORM AND RHYTHM
Edward Dougherty
BOOK REVIEW: Revenance by Cynthias Hogue
Alexis Gobel

JULY BREEZE AND CURRENT by Charles Thielman