Issue 12 Winter 2018 RUTH AWAD is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection, Set to Music a Wildfire, won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in New Republic, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth […]
MARTYNA BULIŻAŃSKA began her literary career in 2010, when she was named a laureate of Biuro Literackie’s Połów competition. Her debut poetry collection, Moja jest ta ziemia (Biuro Literackie, 2013), was honored with the Silesius Wrocław Literary Prize and third prize of the X-National Literary Contest, Złoty Środek Poezji. Buliżańska’s followup collection, Wizyjna (Biuro Literackie, 2017), pushes and expands the lyric powers of her first collection. Born in Kujawy, Buliżańska currently lives in Toruń, where she works and studies.
(was there a war here?; a war like a rhapsody?) I rub away any traces; bald biblical women keep giving birth to me. I see that they stick their hands out the window and wave to passing ships. In this place I set the trap —this includes Kolbuszowa.1 By way of the barren Jewish fields […]
(sometimes I still write to Twiggy) Misha, if you only saw how dad was hanging up coats yesterday— it was June, we pitted cherries and mother had scratches around her mouth. hands inside her skirt swelled like eyes, though their eyelids could not gather the mold in the bedroom—a train’s sleeping car, gently rocking on […]
INTERVIEWS Eric Shonkwiler interviewed by David Bowen Power & Light Juan Gelacio interviewed by Robert Joe Stout Invisible on Paper ESSAYS Leonard Kress What Kind of Parent Lets a Thirteen-Year-Old Cancel Her Bat Mitzvah? Erinn Seifert Changing FICTION Mollie Boutell Intimates Malcolm Cumming Mere Anarchy Liz Egan Sgt. Lawson Brian Kamsoke Useful Things POETRY Ruth […]