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Issue 87



Lyrical fiction by Melanie Rae Thon and four short-short stories by Erin McGraw; Elizabeth Duffy on the art of Jack Baumgartner and his “School for the Transfer of Energy”; and an interview with acclaimed war fiction writer Phil Klay. Plus, Gregory Wolfe writes about the rich metaphors surrounding faith; Ryan Masters offers aching prose about his first son, stillborn; and Lisa Ampleman reviews works by Jericho Brown, Rachel Eliza Griffith, and Rickey Laurentiis, writers of color responding to racismWith poetry by Valerie Wohlfeld, Michael Ryan, Jean Hollander, and more.

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Gregory Wolfe, A Metaphorical God


Melanie Rae Thon, The Bodies of Birds
Erin McGraw, Breaking Glass; Priest; Happiness; Dogs


Valerie Wohlfeld, Orchard
The Taste of Eden

Michael Ryan, The Ritz

John Terpstra, New Year, Good Work
Near-Annunciation at Carroll’s Point

Betsy Sholl, Daybreak, Winter

John Blair, A Song on Geronimo’s Grave
Bone Anthem

Jean Hollander, Against the Light

Jeffrey Harrison, Sharing a Painting
Waiting with Cynthia

Kathleen A. Wakefield, To Begin With
The Man in the New Pew
If I Decide to Pray Again It Won’t Be Words…

Visual Arts

Elizabeth Duffy, Jack Baumgartner and the School of the Transfer of Energy

Richard Davey, In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


Nick Ripatrazone, A Conversation with Phil Klay


Mike Smith, Pigeons and Turtledoves
Lee Haupt, The Ring


Ryan Masters, Unless a Kernel of Wheat Falls


Lisa Ampleman, Jericho Brown’s The New Testament
Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s Lighting the Shadow
Rickey Laurentiis’s Boy with Thorn

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

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