Issue: Summer - 2013

Caitlin Horrocks’s essay “Year of the Dogs” details her struggle as a dog lover and woman with pet allergies. The attempt to pursue a friendship with an ex-wife, a vacation in Greece, a mysterious door at the end of the hallway, and insensitive friends at the beach play in new stories by Katherine Heiny, Sondra Spatt Olsen, Alexi Zentner, and Holly Goddard Jones. Poems range from Ryan Teitman’s humorous crown of sonnets to Charles Rafferty’s poignant prose poems. Other poets featured include Stephen Dunn, Sydney Lea, Jacqueline Kolosov, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Barbara Hamby, Weston Cutter, Bob Hicok, and many others.

Patricia Spergel

In this Issue:

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Sharing an Artichoke (Poetry - page 349)
Absence; Quixotic Propositions (Poetry - page 350)
An Ocean Park Series Conversation (Poetry - page 355)
The Seamy Side (Fiction - page 356)
In Another Country; Letter to the Man I Once Was; The Problem of You (Poetry - page 383)
If Not Holy (Poetry - page 386)
Ode to Red and Speedy; Reading Can Kill You (Poetry - page 388)
Year of the Dogs (Nonfiction - page 392)
You Could; Other People; Forgiveness Poem (Poetry - page 404)
Parasol; The Madwoman’s Daughter (Poetry - page 409)
Europe on Five Dollars a Day (Fiction - page 411)
Ode to Clichés; Things Nick Told Me (Poetry - page 423)
Heterodox; The Inverted World; Pallid (Poetry - page 425)
The Saddest Bid for Immortality Ever Devised; Caught; A Demonstration of How One Thing Leads to Another; An Explanation of How One Thing Leads to Another; Blackbirds (Poetry - page 429)
Dusk (Poetry - page 443)
The Dream Protects the Dreamer; The Alias Maker (Poetry - page 444)
The Door at the End of the Hallway (Fiction - page 451)
The life-and-death world of carpentry; To speak somewhat figuratively for S.; Some math, some words; Ode to (fear of) desire (Poetry - page 468)
The Wall; Affirmative Action Babies (Poetry - page 475)
The Skelleton of This Monster on the Sand (Poetry - page 477)
To Try to Contain Absence (Poetry - page 490)
Progress; Look Out Hollywood, Here I Come (Poetry - page 492)
Corpse’s Lullaby; Golden Mean (Poetry - page 496)
Sound Side (Fiction - page 498)
Visiting Hours; Seated Dancer in Profile; Dressing Room (Poetry - page 515)
An Invisible Violin with Perfect Pitch (Poetry - page 518)
One Afternoon on Royal Street (Poetry - page 520)
Evening (Poetry - page 521)