Vol. 5 (2017)

Table of Contents:
AFUA ANSONG
TRACI BRIMHALL 
ANN V. DEVILBISS
JEANNINE HALL GAILEY 
MARI HAILU
BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT
ALLISON JOSEPH
CATHERINE KEEFE
NANCY KUHL
Dawn Lonsinger
SHIKHA MALAVIYA
JENNIFER MCGUIGGAN
TYLER MILLS
EMILIA PHILLIPS
ERIN ELKINS RADCLIFFE
MANISHA SHARMA
ERIN ELKINS RADCLIFFE
MANISHA SHARMA
CECILIA WOLOCH
Diana Zinna

Published in January, the 2017 print issue examines the effects of noise and text delivered to the reader as visual volumes on multifaceted layers. Textures and patterns act as a sounding board, adding a variety of tones intended to create an atmospheric pairing with the poems themselves. The issue was composed of three differently sized, staple-bound parts, including a special feature of work by mentors and mentees in the Writer to Writer program hosted by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. This issue was distributed widely free of charge at the AWP Conference, including at the 50th anniversary gala dinner.

TASTING THE WORLD and IN SEARCH OF HOME
Afua Ansong | BOOK REC: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire 

KA. QUA. CRAFT: A COLLABORATIVE Q & Q
Traci Brimhall | BOOK REC: Four-Legged Girl byDianne Seuss
Catherine Keefe | BOOK REC: One Hundred Hungers by Lauren Camp

DANGEROUS ANIMALS
Ann V. Devilbiss | BOOK REC: Fragment of the Head of a Queen by Cate Marvin

SELF-PORTRAIT AS GENRE NOVEL and LUCKY GIRLS
Jeanine Hall Gailey | BOOK REC: The Cardiologist’s Daughter by Natasha K. Moni

TO MRS. CARLSON, FROM HER GRANDDAUGHTERS
Mari Hailu | BOOK REC: Seam  by Tarfia Faizullah

MAKING DO
Barbara Helfgott Hyett | BOOK REC: Messenger by Ellen Bryant Voigt

COMPLIANCE
Allison Joseph | BOOK REC: Talking to My Body by Anna Swir (translated by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan)

WHIRLING ABOUT A PIVOT and THE ECSTATIC LEVITATION OF ST. GEMMA
Nancy Kuhl | BOOK REC: Delinquent Palaces by Danielle Chapman

STILL LIFE WITH SKULLS and another poem
dawn losinger | BOOK REC: The Wilderness by Sandra Lim

A NEW TUNE and POLYGLOT
Shikha Malaviya | BOOK REC: Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis

A GLUT AGAINST THE DARKNESS
Jennifer McGuiggan | BOOK REC:Tristimania by Mary Ruefle

WEALTH DOESN’T ATTRACT ME and FLIGHT FROM IMAGE IS FLIGHT FROM DEATH 
Tyler Mills | BOOK REC: Madwoman by Shara McCallum

A LIST FOR MENTORS
Emilia Phillips | BOOK REC: The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out by Karen Solie

IT GROWS: A MOTTO and MIMBRES
Erin Elkins Radcliffe | BOOK REC: Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein

WHEN GOD IS THE GROOM
Manisha Sharma | BOOK REC: Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls by Erika Meitner

SHE STANDS and THE TONGUE
Cecilia Woloch | BOOK REC: Collected Poems 1912- 1944 by H.D.

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HEALING
Lauren Camp
EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE and LANGUAGE
Richard Carr
WHAT SHE DID
James B. Nicola
WINTER, BREAK
Sheila Squillante
KEEPING ON
Anastasia Stelse

HEALING by Lauren Camp
WHAT SHE DID by James B. Nicola
WINTER, BREAK by Sheila Squillante
KEEPING ON by Anastasia Stelse

K-1st grade
CONSUME
Robert Becerra
OCEAN WATER
Nash Williams

2nd-3rd grade
WAVES
Emma Lucchesi
ALCATRAZ
Japleen Dhillon
A DAY AT THE BEACH
Alexis Lavely

4th-6th grade
HAD THE OCEAN BEEN MY FRIEND
Siena Dunn
WONDERING WAVES
Abigail Alford
I AM A FISH IN THE BIG BLUE SEA
Fitzpatrick Brockway

7th-9th grade
LAST SUMMER
Will Tolmie
OPUS
Sarah Feng
TWILIGHT BEACH
Victor Li

10th-12th grade
BETWEEN
Elizabeth Nail
STORY MADE FROM OCEAN
Joyce Ker
TIDE POOL LOVE
Kate Lin

CONSUME by Robert Becerra
WAVES by Emma Lucchesi
HAD THE OCEAN BEEN MY FRIEND by Siena Dunn
I AM A FISH IN A BIG BLUE SEA by Fitzpatrick Brockway
LAST SUMMER by Will Tolmie
OPUS by Sarah Feng
BETWEEN by Elizabeth Nail
TIDE POOL LOVE by Kate Lin

GUISES and RETRIBUTION
Ava C. Cipri
PROPOSITION and WAYS TO HIDE POETRY
Alicia Cole
ROSETTA
Nicholas Grenier, translated by Hélène Cardona
DAWN (GRY) and SELF-PORTRAIT (SELVPORTRÆT)
Cecil Bødker, translated by Michael Goldman
ATTEMPT and FALL IS MILD AND WARMING
Daniela Mihaleva, translated by Katerina Stoykova
BOOK REVIEW: Only More So by Millicent Borges Accardi
Mike Gravagno

GUISES by Ava C. Cipri
PROPOSITION by Alicia Cole
ROSETTA (French) by Nicholas Grenier
ROSETTA (English), translated by Hélène Cardona
DAWN by Cecil Bødker, translated by Michael Goldman
FALL IS MILD AND WARMING by Daniela Mihaleva, translated by Katerina Stokova

Special Feature: Knox College Poetry Awards
LOOK
Diandra Soemardi
WAIT, WAIT
Erika Riley
414-415
Stephan Torralba
MOON POEM
Sam Geiger
DEAREST
Bridget McCarthy
HIKING TUMAMOC HILL AT NIGHT
Josh Tvrdy
BOOK REVIEW: Wild Domestic by Natasha Rosenfeld
Alison Williams

NON-CUSTODIAL and THE WOMEN LIE ALWAYS IN REPOSE
Andrea L. Hackbarth
A LIGHT AS FORGOTTEN (TO US)
Genevieve Kaplan
I’VE DECIDED NOT TO DATE A MUSLIM
Laila Shikaki
OASIS and BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIVILIZATION
Joshua Jennings Wood

LOOK by Diandra Soemardi
WAIT, WAIT by Erika Riley
414-415 by Stephan Torralba
MOON POEM by Sam Geiger
DEAREST by Bridget McCarthy
HIKING TUMANOC HILL AT NIGHT by Josh Tvrdy
THE WOMEN LIE ALWAYS IN REPOSE by Andrea L. Hackbarth
A LIGHT AS FORGOTTEN (TO US) by Genevieve Kaplan
I’VE DECIDED NOT TO DATE A MUSLIM by Laila Shikaki
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIVILIZATION by Joshua Jennings Wood

AT HAND and MAGIC STRINGS
Stephen Campiglio
SOMETIMES
Harriet Castrataro
WHY I LIED WHEN MY SISTER ASKED ME WHAT WAS WRONG
Lisa Eve Cheby
WHEN THAT NORWEGIAN COUGHS BIRDS TIRED OF FLYING
Nicholas Christian
RECIPE, GYUMRI’S LAST TUFF STONEMASON and HER TREE
Alex Vartan Gubbins
COVER OF DARKNESS, COVER OF LIGHT and SOME PEOPLE ARE CITIES
Susan Johnson
AUBADE WITH TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING
Lynn Perderson

AT HAND by Stephen Campiglio
SOMETIMES by Harriet Castrataro
WHY I LIED WHEN… by Lisa Eve Cheby
WHEN THAT NORWEGIAN COUGHS… Nicholas Christian
RECIPE, GYUMRI’S LAST TUFF STONEMASON by Alex Vartan Gubbins
SOME PEOPLE ARE CITIES by Susan Johnson
AUBADE WITH TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING by Lynn Perderson