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Volume 39, Issue 1 (2009) Spring

Front Matter

Contents

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

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Nonetheless p. 1-6
Donald Platt

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This Happened p. 7-7
Donald Platt

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Caviar p. 8-8
Boròka Bò

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School Boys on White p. 9-9
Belle Randall

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Less Than a Whisper Poem p. 10-11
Pattiann Rogers

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Edging Dusk, Ars Poetica p. 12-13
Pattiann Rogers

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Beach Bunnies p. 14-35
Cornelia Nixon

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The Book of Failed Descriptions p. 36-40
Tod Marshall

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Vets p. 42-42
Terese Svoboda

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Ghost p. 43-43
Mark Irwin

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Star Pawn p. 44-44
Kristen Keckler

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Of Singing p. 45-52
Elena Passarello

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Cats as Tuna p. 53-55
Ron Tanner

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Dynamics p. 56-56
Albert Goldbarth

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What becomes, the song asks p. 57-57
Albert Goldbarth

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After the Broken Shoulder p. 58-58
Albert Goldbarth

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The Blank p. 59-62
Albert Goldbarth

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For the Undeserving p. 63-63
Jack Stewart

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Present Perfect p. 66-67
Alexandra Teague

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Two Drafts Written After a Fight p. 68-68
Alexandra Teague

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Shelter p. 69-80
Susan Perabo

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Severance p. 81-82
Hadara Bar-Nadav

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Yesterday and Tomorrow p. 83-83
Hadara Bar-Nadav

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At 18 p. 84-84
Mike White

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Lawrencian p. 85-85
Mike White

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On No p. 86-86
Peter Waldor

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A Slender Thread p. 87-87
Peter Waldor

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Moving Horizontal p. 88-95
Sarah Gorham

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Whooping p. 96-96
Lee Warner Brooks

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Contraband—A Novlet p. 97-97
Lee Warner Brooks

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For Ebele p. 98-98
Daniel Johnson

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For Simon P─. p. 99-99
Frederick Smock

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The Dead p. 104-115
Jen McClanaghan

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An Account p. 116-116
Liz Waldner

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Of Doves and Madness p. 117-117
Julianne Buchsbaum

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Arrow Rock p. 119-119
Cecile Goding

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The Amazon p. 120-120
Cecile Goding

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from Museum of Eterna's Novel p. 121-126
Macedonio Fernández and Margaret Schwartz

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Maig p. 127-132
D.E. Steward

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The Objects of Affection p. 133-133
John Bensko

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Invisible Handshake p. 134-134
G.C. Waldrep

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Dove Shadow, Nitrate Star p. 135-136
G.C. Waldrep

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Poems p. 137-137
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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春日雜書十首 / from Ten miscellaneous spring day poems p. 138-139
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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看花 / Looking at flowers p. 140-140
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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辰宵 / Endless night p. 141-141
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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拊影漫成 / Inspired by scenery p. 142-142
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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狷坐 / Sitting alone p. 143-143
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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闼壤二首 / Melancholy: two poems p. 144-144
Zhu Shuzhen and Emily Goedde

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Nahariya p. 145-149
Benjamin Lauterbach, Kristof Magnusson, and Hugh Ferrer

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Gossip p. 153-156
Mark Leidner

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Yellow Rose p. 157-159
Mark Leidner

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Vespers, Trento p. 160-160
K.A. Hays

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Psalm of the Dead p. 161-161
K.A. Hays

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The man who has come to love rivers p. 162-162
Michael Joyce

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At the zoo, parc Tête d'Or, Lyon p. 163-163
Michael Joyce

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Saunter: A Conversation with Henry David Thoreau p. 164-171
Tom Montgomery-Fate and Henry David Thoreau

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My Depressed Person (A Monologue) p. 172-177
Patricia Vigderman

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My Father, A Priest, Pruning p. 178-179
David Groff

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Tuna p. 180-180
Naomi Feigelson Chase

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To Andrew: At Four Weeks p. 181-181
Joelle Biele

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To Andrew: At Seventeen Months p. 182-182
Joelle Biele

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Rocky p. 183-183
Peter Filkins

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Owen's Shark p. 184-185
Peter Filkins

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Can't Myth Be Left Behind? p. 186-189
Deborah Bogen

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At the Fair II p. 190-195
David Hamilton

Back Matter

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Managing Editor
Lynne Nugent
Assistant Editors
Alan Felsenthal
Jenna Hammerich
Jeanne Shoemaker
Designer
Amber Withycombe
Editorial Assistants
Seth Abramson
Beverly Blasingame
Sarah Boyer
Janis Bultman
Matthew Clark
Gary Daugherty
Jennifer DuBois,
Bern Esposito
Zach Falcon
Ana Marcela Fuentes
Lauren Barrier Gould
Nicholas Gulig
Lauren Harrison
Megan Knight
Adam Krause
Margot Lurie
Margaret MacInnis
Emily Maloney
Maggie McKnight
Craig Moreau
Pratima Raghava
Amy Lee Scott
Bridget Talone
Kate Thorpe
Ryan Van Meter
Sarah Viren
Andrew M. Wells
Jason C. Wiegand
Jessica Wilson
Rachel Yoder
Advisory Board
Ethan Canin
Loren Glass
Christopher Merrill
Adalaide Morris
Horace Potter
Cole Swenson
Contributing Editors
Bob Hicok
Yiyun Li
Phillip Lopate
Heather McHugh
James Alan McPherson
Lia Pupura
Abigail Thomas