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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 76 Number 4, Fall 2018

Nobel Laureate Heinrich Theodor Böll’s translated pieces evoke the metonymic adage “the pen is mightier than the sword.” A year before conscription into Germany’s WWII army, he penned “NS-Creed (1938)” writing, “I believe in one Fuhrer of Germany . . . creator of the eternal Third Reich, and of all new vileness, visible and invisible . . . “  This issue includes poetry by teenage newcomer Skylar McGann (“A Boat Lost in Your Sea”) alongside seasoned writer Carolyn Osborn (“Between the Waters”) as well as Poetry Today: “Vulnerable Paul Valéry Between Poetry and Mathematics.” The best words in the best order have been penned again!

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 5, 2019

Our fifth issue features work by Lauren K. Alleyne, Aldo Amparán, E. Kristin Anderson, John Andrews, Matthew James Babcock, Alyse Bensel, Justin Bigos, Tommye Blount, Brooke Champagne, Alan Chazaro, Emily Cinquemani, Kevin Clouther, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Oliver de la Paz, Denise Duhamel, Kelly Dulaney, Catherine Edmunds, Stevie Edwards, Kate Gaskin, Joanna Gordon, Kyle Hemmings, Lucas Jacob, Sally J. Johnson, Jane Kim, Ben Loory, Suvi Mahonen, Alicia Mountain, Miguel Murphy, Andy Powell, Kevin Prufer, Dean Rader, Scott Ragland, Nancy Reddy, Phoebe Reeves, Aaron Smith, Alison Stine, Matthew Thorburn, Maureen Thorson, Milla van der Have, Kelly Garriott Waite, Joanna White, Patrick Whitfill, and Claire Yoo.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 205, Fall 2018

In this issue, find poetry by Lisa Beech Hartz, Ashley Porras, Caylin Capra-Thomas, Lisa Starr, Steve McDonald, Monica Berlin, Patrick Whitfill, Tom Daley, James Moran, Sean Sexton, Jessie Strauss, Aiden Forster, and more; fiction by Barbara Barrow, Lisa Metrikin, Jessica McCaughey, and Caleb Tankersley; and nonfiction by Jody Keisner and Sadie Shorr-Parks. Dallas Crow’s “A Couch with a View” is our cover art.

Read the winners of the 2018 Fiction Prize in this issue: Dianne Scott with “Tongue Twister,” Brendan Stephens with “A Lifetime,” and Sophie Braxton with “(Pablo).” Also in this issue: art by Danielle Klebes, Audrey Gillespie, Ann-Marie Brown, Evan Lawrence, Sara Brown, and Aydin Matlabi; poetry by Kimberly L. Wright, Oliver Brantome, Satoshi Iwai, George Franklin, and more; fiction by Judyth Emanuel and Kaitlin Worley Strain; and nonfiction by Kira Compton and Michelle Faye.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 35 Number 1, Winter 2019

The first issue of The MacGuffin’s 35th volume spotlights the winners of Poet Hunt 23, judged by Alberto Ríos. Matthew J. Spireng took first place for his poem “Ed,” with an honorable mention going to Judith Rosenberg for “Venetian Passageway.” In this issue’s prose category, hit the road—internationally—with Faith Steinberg’s “Getting Bogged Down in Ireland” or—domestically—with Priscilla Long’s “Road Trip;” and back home, join Mary Maloney for an unexpectedly eventful backyard barbeque in “362 Days.” Dessert’s on Lynn DeTurk, whose “Ode to My Flourless Chocolate Torte” is not to be passed up, even if you’re dieting.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 63, Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue features a tribute to Persona Poems. The tribute includes 18 poets writing in the voice of someone else. In the conversation section, editor Timothy Green talks to “America’s First Lady of Form,” poet Kim Bridgford. We also include the long title poem to her forthcoming book, Blue Whale Sonnets. Another eclectic open section includes a haiku sequence for Graceland, Anders Carlson-Wee telling us where he’s at, the return of Rayon Lennon with a kind of sequel to his 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize winning “Heard,” and so much more.


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