Tag Archives: Winter 2011-12

Matthew Thorburn

Matthew Thorburn’s poem, “A Field of Dry Grass” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “A Field of Dry Grass” opens with these lines: Hard to imagine Bashō died here in a rented room above a … Continue reading

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Nicholas Samaras

Nicholas Samaras’ poem, “I Like to Live with Hermits,” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “I Like to Live with Hermits” opens with these lines: Let me practice silence with you. You have an extra … Continue reading

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Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy’s poems, “Baggage,” “The romantic getaway,” and  “The night has a long hairy pelt,” appear in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “Baggage” opens with these lines: It surprises me that immigrants brought rootstock of roses … Continue reading

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Jennifer Militello

Jennifer Militello’s poem, “Antidote with Placebo,” appears in Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “Antidote with Placebo” opens with these lines: Pit yourself against gutted ships, against the lips of those you love the least, against the hollows … Continue reading

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Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee’s story, “The Gospel of Blackbird,” appears in Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. Lee was the 2011 Emerging Writers Contest winner. “The Gospel of Blackbird” opens with these lines: As John hurried to the resident locker … Continue reading

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Rachel Kadish

Rachel Kadish’s short story, “The Governess and the Tree,” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “The Governess and the Tree” begins with these lines: Once, in the woods, a tree. Once in the woods there … Continue reading

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Joshua Howes

Joshua Howes’ short story, “Run,” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “Run” begins with these lines: This is a story about pretending. Imagine my father, a boy, not the old man who bought this shuttered … Continue reading

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William Giraldi

William Giraldi’s short story, “Hold the Dark,” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “Hold the Dark” opens with this passage: The wolves came down from the hills and carried away the children of Chinook. The … Continue reading

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Maia Evrona

Maia Evrona translated a poem by Anna Margolin called “The Years.” It appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “The Years” opens with this line: Like women who are loved to the fullest and are still … Continue reading

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Kerry James Evans

Kerry James Evan’s poem, “Blackbird,” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, which is guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “Blackbird” contains some powerful imagery and opens with this stanza: There are thirteen ways to look at a blackbird, but my backyard … Continue reading

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