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Published October 06, 2016
copper nickelCopper Nickel, the national literary journal housed at the University of Colorado Denver, features several Translation Folios in each issue, spotlighting the works of several writers in translation. The Fall 2016 (#23) issue includes five poems by Jerzy Ficowski introduced and translated by Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer, three prose poems by Shoba introduced and translated by Paula Gordon, and four poems by Grzegorz Wróblewski introduced and translated by Piotr Gwiazda.
Published October 04, 2016
american poetry reviewThe American Poetry Review provides readers a glimpse inside their bi-monthly publication by providing featured works of poetry on their website. From the September/October 2016 issue, readers can enjoy works by Marie Howe, Afaa Michael Weaver, Nicole Steinberg, Jane Wong, Carlos Pintado, and Beth Ann Fennelly. Available in the print edition is the full content, which includes Michael Dowdy's commentary "Reading Latina/o Poetry in the Summer of Trump" and Edward Hirsch's "What is the Task?" - a version of an essay which appears as the introduction to The Best American Poetry 2016.
Published October 04, 2016
antioch reviewThe Antioch Review, "one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America," celebrates 75 year of publishing fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. The celebration begins with the Summer 2016 issue, Part I, with a selection of "firsts" and a few "favorites" from the 40s - 60s. Editor Robert S. Fogarty includes the first poem and first story published in the journal, as well as the "most downloaded" essay which was first published in 1943.

Also shared within this historical collection is the "Preamble and Statement of Principles" collectively written by The Association of Literary Magazines of America when those 19 magazine organizers first met in 1961. It begins: "Resolved, that we form an association, the purpose of which is to increase the usefulness and the prestige of the literary magazines in the United States and Canada," and later makes the following statement that still rings true today: "A nation's body of literature does not depend wholly on a the great, and since the magazines have served as a seedbed for each generation of creative writers they have also helped to preserve the very impulse to literary creation. The literary magazines of the present generation are continuing this indispensable tradition."
Published September 24, 2016
gina myers"On Writing" is a series of guest posts written by writers for the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter, curated by Rob McLennan. On Writing #107 features former NewPager and poet Gina Myers. Entitled "Is there room in the room that you room in?," borrowed from the opening sonnet in Ted Berrigan's The Sonnets, Myers explores the concepts of community and inclusivity as place in poetry. Read the full post here.
Published September 14, 2016
baltimore review 2016The annual print issue of Baltimore Review allows readers to catch up on a full year of reading in one volume. The 2016 print issue includes poems, stories, and creative nonfiction from the Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016 online issues, as well as contest winners for the Summer 2015 and Winter 2016 issues.
Published September 08, 2016
If you want a concentrated dose or a total immersion introduction to Canadian poetry, then The Fiddlehead Summer Poetry 2016 issue (#268) is for you. But, don't think it's all-Canada all the time, as Editor Ross Leckie writes, "A big part of what we do at The Fiddlehead is to place the best of Canadian writing in the context of international work, and that is the motivation for our retrospectives with new poems. We present this year Mary Jo Salter and Les Murray. We have also included our old friend Charles Wright and the magnificent poet Thylias Moss." Mary Jo Salter offers 26 pages of poetry as well as her own introduction.
Published September 08, 2016
rattleIn addition to work by 17 poets that opens the issue, Rattle #53 features a Tribute to Adjuncts. The editors write, "Over 65% of U.S. college faculty now work as adjuncts, facing low wages, limited hours, and high instability. We wanted to highlight their writing, while also showing support for recent efforts at gaining better treatment by the university system. As always, the goal was to show the wide range of creative work that the featured group is producing, so while many poems address their careers, others cover a variety of subjects. All of them share their thoughts on adjuncting in the contributor notes section."

Every one of us who teaches in higher ed should buy copies of this issue to give to our dean, provost, vice president, president. board of trustees - whomever is responsible for the decision-making that retains, and continues to increase, these miserable working conditions for adjunct faculty. Perhaps better still, assign this issue in your classes, have students read it; the real change will need to come from dissatisfied "customers." If they are outraged about egregious labor practices and refuse to buy their products from certain companies, they should be as equally outraged about the education for which they are paying a premium price to support an oppressed working majority. [Rattle cover artist Allison Merriweather]
Published September 05, 2016
The September-October 2016 issue of World Literature Today includes the special section, "Writing form the Gulf of Mexico." Starting with an introduction by Dolores Flores-Silva, the feature includes: poetry by Jesús J. Barquet, Charo Guerra, Jay Wright, Luis Lorente, Brenda Marie Osbey, José Luis Rivas; audio poetry by Feliciano Sánchez Chan; prose by Bárbara Renaud González, Agustín del Moral Tejeda, and LeAnne Howe; and an interview with Agustín del Moral Tejeda by Dolores Flores-Silva. Many of the pieces are availble to read (limited access for non-subscribers) in full or excerpted online.
Published September 01, 2016

3 arabi song zeina hashem beckIf anyone needs more encouragement to subscribe to your favorite literary magazines, Rattle’s latest issue to subscribers serves as a reminder.

Included in the package for Issue 53 (which features a tribute to 22 adjunct instructors) is a complimentary copy (regularly $6.00) of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize Winner: 3arabi Song by Zeina Hashem Beck.

From Rattle’s website:

3arabi Song is a song of sorrow and joy, death and dance. Yes there is unrest, war, and displacement in countries like Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Egypt. But there is also survival, music, and love.

Also on the website, find sample poems, including a recording of Zeina Hashem Beck performing a poem with the Fayha Choir. And while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Rattle.

Published August 30, 2016
triquarterlyTriQuarterly, taking full advantage of its online format, several years ago began featuring video essays in each issue. The editors commented that it was "an emerging form Marilyn Freeman described as 'the mixed-breed love child of poetry, creative nonfiction, art house indies, documentary, and experimental media art.' At its core the video essay is, like its print counterpart, an attempt to figure something out." The most recent issue of TriQuarterly features video essays by Ander Monson, Blair Braverman, and Heather Hall.
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