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Volume 43, Issue 2 (2013) Fall 2013

Front Matter

Contents

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Rebirth Of The Big Top p. 1-10
Jen Fawkes

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Telephone p. 11-12
Caryl Pagel

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Mausoleum p. 13-16
Caryl Pagel

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Gravity Pick Lottery Machine p. 17-17
Julia Whicker

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One Such Was p. 18-18
Julia Whicker

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Emily's Bed p. 20-23
Molly Mcquade

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Haywork p. 24-26
Molly Mcquade

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Hey, Mr. Rey p. 27-28
Molly Mcquade

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What Bruno Drew p. 29-30
Molly Mcquade

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The Great Medieval Yellows p. 31-31
Emily Wilson

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Siphonophore p. 32-32
Emily Wilson

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Painted Ladies p. 33-33
Emily Wilson

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Voices and Words p. 34-34
Emily Wilson

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Again-walker p. 35-44
Natalie Vestin

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An 8 mm Movie From 1979 p. 45-45
Clemens Setz

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To The Reader p. 46-46
Natalie Vestin

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The Bicycle p. 47-47
Clemens Setz

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Come Back To Me, Baby p. 48-67
Nate Brown

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Mammy Know p. 68-69
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

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Singing Counter p. 70-72
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

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Try To Hide p. 73-74
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

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Arithmetic p. 75-75
Ardell Stauffer

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Specter Of Silence p. 76-86
Thor R. Nystrom

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Nègzagonale p. 87-89
Suzanne Dracius

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Violent Rose p. 90-90
René Char

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Lust p. 91-91
René Char

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Rose p. 92-99
Ellen Lesser

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Ego-syntonic p. 100-100
Katy Lederer

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Elegy p. 101-101
Katy Lederer

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Autophagy p. 102-102
Katy Lederer

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Envy p. 103-103
Katy Lederer

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Recollected Memories p. 104-108
Jackson Patterson

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My Daughter La Chola Martina p. 109-109
Farid Matuk

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My Daughter La Chola Near Sonnet p. 110-110
Farid Matuk

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Dog Days Of Winter p. 111-127
Debora Kuan

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It p. 128-128
Nikia Chaney

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Jonesing p. 129-130
Nikia Chaney

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The Pain Of Becoming p. 131-143
Steven W. Flores

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Beneath The Overpass p. 144-147
Leila Wilson

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Juchitecan Saying p. 148-148
Natalia Toledo

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Craft p. 149-149
Natalia Toledo

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Wild Cherry Sweets p. 150-150
Natalia Toledo

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Soursop p. 151-151
Natalia Toledo

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Still Life p. 152-152
Natalia Toledo

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[i Saved My Tears] p. 153-153
Natalia Toledo

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Eternal Beauty p. 154-170
David Jiménez

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Liquid Mucus p. 171-171
Vi Khi Nao

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Shoulder Pads p. 172-172
Vi Khi Nao

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Dissolution p. 173-176
Margaret Ross

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Personal Life p. 177-180
Margaret Ross

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Responder p. 181-183
Margaret Ross

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Blue Ridge p. 184-191
Christine Herrmann

Back Matter

Editors

Editor
Russell Scott Valentino
Managing Editor
Lynne Nugent
Assistant Managing Editor and Web Editor
Jenna Hammerich
Senior Editors
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Hugh Ferrer
Robin Hemley
Nick Twemlow
Nonfiction Editor
Elliott Krause
Fiction Editor
Mallory Hellman
Poetry Editor
Nikki-Lee Birdsey
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Catina Bacote
Alex Ryan Bauer
Amy Bernhard
Erick Brucker
Chad Campbell
Van Choojitarom
Ashley Clarke
Gemma de Choisy
P.S. Dini
Olivia Dunn
Fatima R. Espiritu
Emily Ha
Jessie Hennen
Olivia Kaiser
Sarah Kosch
Brent Krammes
Jacob Lancaster
Chansi Long
Lucy Morris
Hong-Thao Nguyen
Christian Perelló
Alyssa Perry
Daniel Poppick
Montreux Rotholtz
Daniel Simonds
Stephanie Spencer
Joshua Wheeler
Justin Wymer
Interns
Derek Heckman
Katherine Kraabel
Katharine Monger
Editorial Board
Lan Samantha Chang
Ed Folsom
John D. Freyer
Loren Glass
Christopher Merrill
Adalaide Morris
Horace Porter
Contributing Editors
Jenny Boully
Yiyun Li
Tom Lutz
Dora Malech
Ben Marcus
Khaled Mattawa
Vanessa Place
Cole Swensen
Wendy S. Walters
Editor Emeritus
David Hamilton