Spring/Summer 2017 (purchase)



Amelia Brunskill, "Dive Deep, Breath Held"

Gabriela Garcia, "Episode"

Gabe Herron, "An Acceptable Haunting"

Toni Judnitch, "Things Buried"

Phong Nguyen, "Senior Paper: On T.S. Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufork' by Harold Kelner"

Scott Onak, "The Grand Egress"

Daniel Davis-Williams, "Seeds"



Annie Olson, "Kings and Kingmakers"

Anna Squires, "(un)seen"



Kristin George Bagdanov, "Proof of Harm"

Brian Tierney, "Eulogy"

Joseph Capehart, "It's Sunday"

Chelsea Dingman, "Chimera"

Hannah Dow, "Postcards from Grasmere, England"

Trevor Ketner, "26."

Benjamin Landry, "Idyll"

Sonja Johanson, "Cassandra"

Daniel Barnum, "Rue de Mauvais-Garçons"

Sarah Kathryn Bryan, "I Wanted to Make You a Necklace"

Laurie Macfee, "Morning"

Nancy Chen Long, "Christmas, Saigon"

Jacques J. Rancourt, "The Fall"

Daniel Neff, "The Hummingbird"

Jacob Sunderlin, "Red State"

Tommye Blount, "Hardheaded Aubade" "The Button"

Callie Siskel, "Overwinter" "L'Inverno"


Poetry Feature

"Going Beyond Good: A Poetry Revision Portfolio", edited by Traci Brimhall
with contributions from Kaveh Akbar, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Tomás Q. Morin, Benjamin S. Goldberg, and Diane Seuss


Art Feature

Meadow Jones, "Bringing Back the Bears: An Unreliable Bestiary in an Unimaginable Time"


Where We're At

Chekwube Danladi, "Prairie of Refuge"

Skyler Lalone, "Carving through Time"



Editor: Jodee Stanley

Creative Nonfiction Editor: Alex Shakar

Poetry Editor: Janice N. Harrington


Art Directors: Nan Goggin, Brock Landrum, Zach Tucker

Designers: Victoria Chandler, Morgan Cleary, Meadow Jones, Jason Marshal, Max Rowland, Christine Ryan, Veronica Severini, Achai Varma, Monica Wilner

Assistant Editors: Michael Hurley, Katherine Kendig, Jess Williard

Editorial Assistants: Chekwube Danladi, Katrina Gaffney, Edgar Garbelotto, Amelia Hawkins, Liz Howey, Skyler LaLone, Taylor Micks, Benjamin Miller, Nicholas Molbert, Annah Sidigu, Will Schwartz, Jess Williard

Editorial Interns: Sam Digiacomo, Elizabeth Weaver

This project is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council

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