ISSUE

18

Summer 2013

Martha Cooley on the Costa Concordia; Brett Fletcher Lauer on how to write a love letter; Kate Walbert's radical feminists; Andrea Barrett's investigators; stories by Bonnie Nadzam and Kevin Wilson; Aaron Crippen translates Du Fu; poems by Rae Armantrout, Terrance Hayes, Joanna Klink, and others; and introducing Magdaléna Platzová.

Fiction

Radical Feminists

Issue 18 Kate Walbert

Beatrice Wells is on her way to Bryant Park with her boys, ice-skating, Saturday afternoon, when she bumps, literally, into Jonathan Fontaine, his hair, though thinner, still as his name would suggest, puffed, coiffed, as if Jonathan Fontaine has just stepped out of a Dr. Seuss story or a zany French farce.
Fiction

The First Belief

Issue 18 Bonnie Nadzam

William and Samuel Luce were national heroes.
Poetry

Two Poems

Issue 18 Rae Armantrout

We are learning to control our thoughts / to set obtrusive thoughts aside.
Poetry

Two Poems

Issue 18 Joanna Klink

I brought what I knew about the world to my daily life / and it failed me.
Poetry

Poem for John Locke

Issue 18 Adam Fitzgerald

A sound mind in a sound body is a short / but full description of a happy state in this world.
Poetry

Two Poems

Issue 18 Du Fu

Cypress is bitter but you can eat it.
Poetry

Two Poems

Issue 18 Terrance Hayes

Sometimes I want a built-in scalp / that looks and feels like skin.
Poetry

Two Poems

Issue 18 Michael Morse

Majesty, when you start lobbing statistics, / I feel a little like an understudy.
Fiction

Friends

Issue 18 Magdaléna Platzová

A girl in Vienna, 1914.
Feature
Public Access

A Supposed Person

Issue 18 Brett Fletcher Lauer

Before I actually wrote a poem, I pretended to write poetry.
Fiction
Public Access

A Signal to the Faithful

Issue 18 Kevin Wilson

The first time Edwin passed out during mass, he could not determine whether the act made him more or less holy.
Fiction

The Investigators

Issue 18 Andrea Barrett

Early that June, Constantine Boyd left Detroit with his usual trunk but got on a train headed east instead of west.
Feature

The Island and the Boat

Issue 18 Martha Cooley

Pine needles, dense underfoot.
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