No. 16

Robert Sullivan on the landscape of the American Revolution in Almanac; Suzanne Sullivan's revolutionary quilts; Guillermo Fadanelli at the beach; Gus Powell on the streets of Amsterdam; C.F. Ramuz at the circus; Jack Livings in China; Kathleen Jamie's pilgrimage to Rona; poems by Adrienne Rich, Robyn Schiff, Graham Foust, Joshua Beckman, and others; and introducing Annie Sloniker.

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Fiction

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No. 16 Jack Livings

Yang had come home from the factory for lunch.
Fiction

Holy Week Vacation

No. 16 Guillermo Fadanelli

Vacation has begun.
Feature
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Almanac

No. 16 Robert Sullivan

History is in the panorama, buried like old stones or sediment from an older era.
Feature

A Calculated Aimlessness

No. 16 Elizabeth Gaffney

"Bob walks me to work every day at the preschool where I teach, and while we walk he talks to me about what he’s writing."
Fiction

The Circus

No. 16 C. F. Ramuz

After the sun went down, you saw the streets of the town fill with people.
Fiction

Ruby

No. 16 Annie Sloniker

Her name was Ruby and she would have been nine.
Art

Negative Space

No. 16 Gus Powell

A man and a woman move into a new apartment.
Poetry

Tracings

No. 16 Adrienne Rich

This chair delivered yesterday / built for a large heavy man / left me from his estate / lies sidewise legs upturned
Poetry

Two Poems

No. 16 Graham Foust

The day is perfectly just out of focus.
Poetry

Tinnitus Asks a Question

No. 16 Samuel Amadon

Ringing on the street, you know, that day I saw / a girl on a bike get hit by a pickup
Poetry

Amerithrax

No. 16 Robyn Schiff

The pure spores of anthrax / go forward
Poetry

Two Poems

No. 16 Paul Verlaine

I can barely discern, / Through a murmur, / Erotic polyphony— / A diaphane, a daybreak.
Poetry

Two Poems

No. 16 Joshua Beckman

Bug cloud was my cabin at sleepaway camp
Poetry

[I Want You to Come Now!]

No. 16 Kristina Lugn

I want you to come now!
Poetry

Two Poems

No. 16 Simone Muench

How long have I left you?—played the wolf / or the witch.
Poetry

Shandong Morning

No. 16 Jon Cotner

A farmer / takes his 87- / year-old mother / to Beijing / on a tricycle
Fiction

We’re Flying

No. 16 Peter Stamm

Six o’clock came and went, but Angelika wasn’t really worried.
Feature

On Rona

No. 16 Kathleen Jamie

Far over the horizon, out in the North Atlantic, where one might expect a clear run to Iceland or even Labrador, or, if anything, just a guano-streaked gull slum, the island of Rona is one last green hill rising from the waves.
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