May 1, 2020

Giant’s Chair

By Christian Gullette

Utö Island, Swedish Archipelago Worn into the sea rock, you recline into mossy arms, toes in brackish tide. A giant rested here, his vast sunburned hands. I’ve been difficult to […]

May 1, 2020

Chester, Illinois

By Devin Johnston

Cloud piles on cloud; keel scrapes sand. Coal dust drifts from a rusty barge, the river full of silt, field soldered to field, even the light heavy. Far from the […]

May 1, 2020

In a Bad Year

By Nicole Stockburger

Soil-stains and overalls. Plants with names I couldn’t pronounce. The knife you lent me, caramel-thin, tucked in my pocket. I read books by a beeswax candle. Faulty power lines. Making […]

May 1, 2020

Watermelon

By Nicole Stockburger

Evening drive on the back roads, you passed an uncarved Watermelon left on a picnic table and because you argued With your love before, you wanted to go back to […]

May 1, 2020

[Introduction]

By David Baker

Today, as I write this, is December 26, 2019 — the day, as it happens, between Christmas and my birthday. It is my pleasure, for the sixth year now, to offer you […]

May 1, 2020

By Stephanie Burt

An Imitation of Callimachus’ Iambi Once on the hill of Tmolus a laurel and an olive got into a fight, or rather the laurel decided to pick on the olive, […]

May 1, 2020

Ear of Corn

By Phillis Levin

An ear of corn In a gust of wind, Stirred from slumber, Rustles, beads of gold Bubbling under A tangle of silky hair. So many others fill The same field, […]