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Volume 38, Issue 2 (2008) Fall

Front Matter

Contents

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Human Rights Index p. v-vi
University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

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Clothed, Female Figure p. 1-26
Kirstin Allio

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Birdtalk p. 42-42
Dennis Schmitz

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Yellowjackets p. 43-43
Dennis Schmitz

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Heckfire p. 44-45
Dennis Schmitz

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The Sari Club p. 46-46
Erik Campbell

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Letter to Rilke p. 47-47
Jeanne LeVasseur

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April Poem p. 48-48
Todd Davis

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Round: Before the Start of the Long War p. 51-52
Carolyne Wright and Rachel Corrie

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[Introduction] p. 53-53
Hugh Ferrer

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Victoria p. 54-54
Julia Hartwig

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Long Vigil p. 55-55
Julia Hartwig, John Carpenter, and Bogdana Carpenter

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Government Cows p. 56-59
Kei Miller and Augustus Silvera

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At Fossil Gorge p. 60-60
James Norcliffe

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Sleeping the Sleep of the Dead p. 61-61
James Norcliffe

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Endgame p. 62-62
James Norcliffe

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Risotto alla Milanese p. 63-65
Elena Bossi, Cristina Piatti, Penelope Todd, and Kavery Nambisan

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The Word for "Yeo" p. 66-66
Ra Heeduk

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The Custom of Aerial Burial p. 67-67
Ra Heeduk

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New Moon p. 68-68
Ra Heeduk

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Renting a Room p. 69-69
Ra Heeduk

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A Door Opens p. 70-70
Ra Heeduk

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The Stockings I Removed p. 71-71
Ra Heeduk, Won-Chung Kim, and Christopher Merrill

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Entangled p. 72-82
Hana Andronikova

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Homer's Childhood Games p. 84-84
Alex Epstein

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True Illusion p. 85-85
Alex Epstein

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Jung's Nightmare of Watches p. 87-87
Alex Epstein and Becka Mara McKay

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From "On This Island" p. 88-91
Penelope Todd

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Searching for Number 6452040 p. 92-95
Lindsay Simpson

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There Will Still Be Spring p. 96-96
Tomaž Šalamun

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[Untitled] p. 97-97
Tomaž Šalamun, Dan Rosenberg, and Boris Gregorič

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Valentine p. 98-99
Kiki Petrosino

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Valentine p. 100-101
Kiki Petrosino

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James Dickey at Florida p. 108-112
Kevin Clark

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Here's Something You'd Better Know p. 113-114
Lowell Jaeger

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Very Special Friend p. 115-121
Maggie McKnight

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How to Love a Woman with No Legs p. 122-130
Natalie Diaz

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To My Friends p. 131-132
Steve Langan

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Cubicles p. 133-133
Steve Langan

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For My Father and His Mother p. 134-134
Mary Jane White

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Note from the Etruscans p. 135-135
Brandon Krieg

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Note from an Ascendant Sect p. 136-136
Brandon Krieg

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Occasional Poem p. 137-137
Peter Cooley

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The Flame p. 138-138
David Ray

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Heroine Worship p. 139-139
David Ray

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Yaddo: Assigned Their Room p. 140-140
David Ray

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Anna p. 141-142
David Ray

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The Laureates p. 143-143
David Ray

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A Good Pig p. 144-160
Steven Patterson

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The Suddy Sow p. 161-173
Jimmye Hillman

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Chicory p. 174-174
Fleda Brown

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Song of Ticks p. 175-175
Randall Potts

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April, Paris p. 176-176
Lyn Lifshin

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The Way You Know p. 177-177
Lyn Lifshin

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The Annunciation p. 180-180
Amanda Auchter

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Finishing Kick p. 181-181
Floyd Skloot

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A Walk p. 182-183
Keith Taylor

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

Excerpt from Maggie McKnight's graphic memoir in progress, Misconception: The Story of a Family.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Fiction Editor
Hugh Ferrer
Managing Editor
Lynne Nugent
Assistant Editors
Lauren Barrier Gould
Sarah Karon
Designer
Amber Withycombe
Editorial Assistants
Lisa Angelella
Ian Breen
Rebecca Bridge
Janis Bultman
Katie Chase
Jennifer S. Cheng
Olivia Clare
T. Zachary Cotler
Elizabeth Cowan
Kate Dion
Jennifer duBois
Braden Hepner
T. Geronimo Johnson
Katherine Klein
Megan Knight
Justin Latici
Kecia Lynn
Margaret MacInnis
June Melby
Nathaniel Minton
Elinathan Ohiomoba
Jennifer Percy
Steven Ramirez
Shawn Saler
Zach Savich
Jordan Stempleman
Joseph M. Tiefenthaler
Tyler Tritten
Joyce Turner
Ryan Van Meter
Julia Carrie Wong
Interns
Martin R. Biro
Tara Atkinson Gunyon
Chris Harrison
Erica Kalnay
Craig Moreau
Advisory Board
David Baldus
Charles Kremenak
Leslie Simms
Thomas Walz
Contributing Editors
Ethan Canin
Bob Hicok
Yiyun Li
Phillip Lopate
Heather McHugh
James Alan McPherson
Chris Offutt
Lia Pupura
Cole Swensen
Abigail Thomas