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.
How Wonderful the Earth Is Blue and Bisexual Epistle with Overlapping Circles
The Undecided Dishes
Women in Aquatic Blue
What There is To Lose
What Can a Poem Do?
Ronald J. Pelias
Another Queer Pastorial that Fails to Address White Supremacy
Gabriela Denise Frank
Book Review: They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets edited by Christine Kitano and Alycia Pirmohamed