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This 2022 volume is our tenth issue. It is no coincidence, then, that it echoes the durability and usefulness of aluminum and tin, the traditional tenth-anniversary gifts. This volume, launched with a large-format print issue, quite literally reflects and shines and is our gift—from the staff and the contributors—to literary culture.

The design for 2022 emerges from a year of recognizing the complexities of choice, drawing boundaries, and acknowledging multidimensional anxieties of being between a rock and a hard place. The visual language draws on the mining of minerals—Arsenopyrite, Aluminum, Platinum, Tin, Tennantite, Titanium, Silver, Volcanic Rock. This volume surveys concepts of shared corners and shelters, of physical and metaphorical places and spaces where individuals, pods, and communities take refuge.

The online issues in the 2022 volume pick up elements of the print issue’s design, and the entire website is updated to reflect this and shape the reading experience.

The Lionesses of the Mind Are Dangerous and Talisman Against Divorce 
Allison Blevins and Joshua Davis
Bucketsful
Brenda Cárdenas
an essence always is lost in translation, but also an essence is thereby created:
Ed Go
Botanical Sketching and Looking 
Alicia Byrne Keane
How Not to Build a Model Rocket and Salvador Dalí with Anadromes
Orlando Ricardo Menes   
Comhartha
Dan Murphy
Orchard After Storm and Afterglow
Donna Vorreyer
Postcard from the Cusp of No Way Back
Kory Wells
Marianne Moore and Style
Kirby Olson
Book Review: The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón
Ian Koh

The Lionesses of the Mind Are Dangerous by Allison Blevins and Joshua Davis
Talisman Against Divorce by Allison Blevins and Joshua Davis
Bucketsful by Brenda Cardenas
an essence always is lost in translation, but also an essence is thereby created: by Ed Go
Botanical Sketching by Alicia Byrne Keane
Looking by Alicia Byrne Keane
How Not to Build a Model Rocket by Orlando Ricardo Menes
Salvador Dalí with Anadromes by Orlando Ricardo Menes
Comhartha by Dan Murphy
Orchard after Storm by Donna Vorreyer
Afterglow by Donna Vorreyer
Postcard from the Cusp of No Way Back by Kory Wells
Marianna Moore and Style by Kirby Olson