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Issue 81


New poems by Christian Wiman, Lisa Russ Spaar, and Win Bassett; Gregory Wolfe considers the artistic act of re-creation and renewal; Joe Milazzo takes a look at the paintings of Kim Alexander; and Brad Davis interviews Sydney Lea. With fiction by Nathan Poole and Janet Peery; the mysterious paintings of Noah Buchanan; and more.

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Gregory Wolfe, Making it New


Nathan Poole, A Map of the Watershed

Janet Peery, Ideal Marriage


Christian Wiman, Love’s Last
The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians
Self-Portrait with Preacher, Pain, and Snow
Coming into the Kingdom

Daniel Tobin, La Cicada Familia

Lise Goett, Postscript
At the Amphitheatrum Flavium

Tara Bray, Confession: Quaker Meeting

Nicholas Samaras, Translation Back into Native Tongues
Spiritual Fallout
Island at the End of the World

Lisa Russ Spaar, Temple Tomb
Temple Gaudete
Furta Sacra

Anne Shaw, Prayer
Sometimes I Am Permitted

Win Bassett, Deus Ex Machina
I Am Poured Out Like Water

Tania Runyan, The First Horse of the Apocalypse
The Fourth Horse of the Apocalypse
A Quick Interpretation of the Sixth Seal

Bruce Bond, Homage to a Philosopher of History…


Brad Davis, A Conversation with Sydney Lea

Visual Arts

Joe Milazzo, Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander

Gordon Fuglie, Noah Buchanan and the Renewal of Mystery


Lynda Sexson, Implicit Tree

Book Review

Theodore L. Prescott, Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World
Timothy Van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen’s Artworld Prestige

Isaac Anderson, Richard Rodriguez’s Darling
Hilton Als’s White Girls
Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped

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Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × .5 in

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