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The Fall/Winter 2019 issue asks the question: what makes a good life? Writers explore this in fiction: Ian Baaske, Chris Bentley, Steve Danziger, Suzanne Dottino, Andrea Eberly, Tim Griffith, Jeff Hoffmann, Fred Melton, Kristen Swan Morrison, Frances Park, Rachel Rose, Jennifer Solheim. In nonfiction: Wendy Breuer, Jane Mushabac, Anastasia Selby, Sunny Teich, Trish Travieso. In poetry: Beth Aviv, Abba Belgrave, Lauren Claus, Patty Crane, Deborah Golub, Saba Husain, Andrea Jurjević, Diane LeBlanc, Jayne Marek, Claudia Monpere, Michael Montlack, Matthew Rohrer, Sofia M. Starnes, Ethan Stebbins, Michael Tyrell, Betsy Unger, Hilma Wolitzer.

The Awards issue is here, featuring work by winners and runners-up of The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction: Robert Thomas, Jonathan Wei, Matt W. Miller, John Tait, Hannah Dow, Tori Sharpe, Kathryn Haemmerle, Amanda Gomez, Anne Haven McDonnell, Michele Parker Randall, George Looney, Pam Bernard, Mary Kay Rummel, Lisa Compo, Roy Bentley, W. J. Herbert, Kathleen McNamara, Lauren Coggins, Janine Certo,Adam Penna, Andrew Mangan, Jeremy Voigt, and more.

In this issue: nonfiction by Elizabeth Dodd and D. Gilson; fiction by Casey McConahay, Abby Rosenthal, Sandhya Thakrar, and William Walker; and poetry by Allison Adair, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Joshua Butts, Susan Cohen, Dante Di Stefano, Lizzy Petersen, Francisco Layna Ranz translated by JP Allen, Alina Stefanescu, Michael Torres, and Hannah Vanderhart.

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

Boulevard No. 103 contains a fantastic and diverse slate of great writing, opening with a darkly comic story from Greg November. There’s a Boulevard Craft Interview featuring Sarah Kendzior. Also, poetry by E. Kristin Anderson, Rainie Oet, and Laura Passin. Plus, essays by Clinton Crockett Peters and Andrew D. Cohen. Also, the winning story from the 2018 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers by Claire Boyles! And much more! Fiction and essays by Michael Czyzniejewski, Hannah Williams, Michelle Richmond, J.T. Barbarese, Renée Branum, and more. Poetry by Anne Barngrover, Susan Hutton, Jane McGuffin, Alejandro Pérez, and others. Cover art by Alex Stoddard.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 31 Number 3, Autumn 2019

In this issue, writers and artists explore the theme of “The Critter in the Attic.” Contributors include: Ellen Marks, Derek Devereaux Smith, Marjorie Carlson Davis, Max Gutmann, Carolyn Kraus, Jared Pearce, Peter Venable, S. Gepp, MD Kerr, Lynda Fox, Alan Walowitz, Lisa Timpf, Kathleen Gunton, John Kaprielian, Ilene Herman, James B. Nicola, and J. Jackson.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 5 Issue 4, October 2019 online

The work in “Infinite Country: Deepening Our Connection to Place, Culture and One Another” pushes back against the prevailing narrative of political and cultural divisiveness. This issue of About Place attempts to carry forward the vision of creating a more perfect union, whether this union be of citizens of differing cultural and political beliefs, or of humanmade and natural worlds. To say that significant schisms don’t exist in our polity would be denial. But these poets, writers, essayists, painters and photographers draw our attention to the deeper, more complex map that lies beneath the surface, and makes our country infinite.

In this issue, explore new flash fiction by Charles Rafferty, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Adam Kluger, Peter Loftus, Laurette Folk, Geraldine McCarthy, Steviee Geagan, Charles Rammelkamp, Arya F. Jenkins, Bruce Levine, Blake Johnson, Ingrid Anders, Pamela J. Picard, William Cass, and Paul Gray.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 47 Number 2, Spring/Summer 2019

This issue pays attention to the world—the physical, the political, the spiritual—with remarkable clarity, compassion, and understanding. Find poetry by Wendy Barker, Steve Brittain, Rebecca A. Durham, Samuel J. Fox, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jim Goar, Casey Knott, Brandon Krieg, Xiaoly Li, Derek Otsuji, Kelly R. Samuels, Jason Tandon, Mary Turck, Vivian Wagner, and more; fiction by Kris Brunelli, Mike Fisher, Brian Hart, and Sommer Schafer; nonfiction by Mary Clai Jones, Priscilla Long, Eric Stone, and Chila Woychik; and an interview with Caleb Johnson by Zackary Vernon. Plus, art by Justen Ahren, Aimee Bungard, Karen Elias, and more.

This issue features a special feature, photographic essay “The Lonely Islands: Attu and Kiska” with text by Nancy Lord and photos by Irene Owsley. Also in this issue: poetry by Sophie Klahr, Siaara Freeman, Doug Rampseck, W. Todd Kaneko, Gabrielle Claffey, Rebecca Foust, Kirstin Allio, Tony Trigilio, Susan Hutton, Madelyn Garner, and more; nonfiction by Richard Adams Carey, Kelly Sundberg, and Deborah A. Lott; and fiction by Lee Conell, Victoria Waddle, Nancy Reisman, Michelle Ross, Jeremy Griffin, Aurelie Sheehan, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 25 Number 2, Autumn 2019

Our Autumn 2020 issue features the contemporary Italian poet Franca Mancinelli, interviewed and translated by John Taylor featured alongside a selection of her work, also translated by Taylor, that has never before appeared in English. Also included in this issue are translations from the poetry of Otilio Vigil Diaz and Erick Blandon Guevera, as well as the short fiction of Elaine Vilar and Elias Papadimitrakopoulos. New short fiction by Johnathan Clark, Jieyan Wang, and David Whitaker, and new poetry by Rob Cook, David Chorlton, Stephanie Dickinson, Ray Gonzalez, Lara Gularte, Patrick Lawler, Priyanka Yap, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 98, October 2019 online

In this issue, John Tipton reviews Carsten René Nielsen’s Forty-one Objects. Daisy Fried, interviewed by Amanda Newell, speaks “On Jesus, Uncertainty, Risk, and Imagination,” and also writes “On Ross Gay’s Likely Dispassion. Poets in this issue include Daniele Pantano, Stephanie Burt, David Wojahn, Patricia Spears Jones, Peter Campion, Jeffrey Skinner, Tanya Grae, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date October 2019 online

The October issue of The Lake is now online featuring John Grey, Daniel Gusftsaffson, Pippa Little, Arjunan Manuelpillai, Todd Mercer, Abigail Elizabeth Ottley, Belinda Rimmer, Finlola Scott, Hilary Sideris, Young Smith, Tanner. Reviews of Hannah Stone’s Sŵn y Morloi and Reuben Jackson’s Scattered Clouds: New and Selected Poems.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 215 Number 1, October 2019

This issue features poetry by Joyce Carol Oates, Sy Hoahwah, Torrin A. Greathouse, S.J. Fowler and Max Porter, Ruth Awad, Antonia Pozzi, Joshua Sassoon Orol, Paul Tran, Susannah Bielak and Fred Schmalz, William Archila, Richie Hofmann, Rae Armantrout, and more. Plus, Tom Pickard and John Lee Clark in the “Comment” section.

Our contest issue is live! Stop by to see winners and runners-up for the 2019 Prime Number Magazine Award, winners of our quarterly Flash Fiction Contest, winners of our FREE monthly 53-Word Story Contest, winners of our FREE “Prime 53 Poem” Summer Challenge, poetry selected by guest editor Marilyn Annucci, short fiction selected by guest editor Josh Woods, publisher’s selection from the winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, and more.

This issue brings you "Diverse Stories of Women on Stage" with work by Janet Barkhouse, Emily Allan, Shalan Joudrey, Chantal Bilodeau, Marcia Johnson, Keara Barnes, JD Derbyshire, Jenn Forgie, Chantelle Han, Rozina Jessa, Dale Lee Kwong, Lauren Martin, Florence MacDonald, Karen Morash, Nicolle Nattrass, Sally Stubbs, Abitha Suthakaran, Sara Tilley, and Monica Lacey.

World Literature Today’s autumn issue celebrates U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo with poems and an interview inside, and the cover feature devoted to Literary Activism commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Alcatraz occupation that began in November 1969. Guest-edited by Allison Hedge Coke, the section showcases the work of 22 writers, including the literary sensation Tommy Orange. Other highlights in the issue include essays by Igiaba Scego and Edward Hirsch, an interview with Laila Lalami, and a valedictory top 10 list by columnist J. Madison Davis. As always, a generous selection of book reviews and other features round out the issue.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 29, September 2019 online

New poetry, fiction, translation, creative nonfiction, comics, and a special folio on reproductive justice Outside Roe. Editor-in-Chief Sarah Clark introduces the new Poetry folio: "Too often, contemporary literature elevates death at the expense of joy, or else struggles to elevate joy with eyes shut to atrocity." Featured in this issue: 言午正宜, Trust Tonji, Teo Mungaray, Sophia Terazawa, Sara Ryan, Michael Akuchie, makalani bandele, Lily Duffy, Leila Ortiz, Jenny L. Davis, Golden, Fiona Chamness, Cassandra J. Bruner, Brennan Bogert, and beyza ozer.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 29, Fall 2019

Issue 29 includes: fiction by V. V. Ganeshananthan, Kimberly Garza, Maria Kuznetsova, Sam Simas, and Jennifer Wortman; nonfiction by Paul Crenshaw and Debra Di Blasi; poetry by David Baker, Martha Collins, Mark Halliday, Janice N. Harrington, Brooke Matson, Kaveh Bassiri, Matt Morton, Jacques J. Rancourt, Natasha Sajé, Kaveh Bassiri, Jan Beatty, Jenna Le, Samantha Lê, John A. Nieves, and many others. Translation Folios featuring short fiction by Galician writer Xavier Queipo, translated by Jacob Rogers; and poetry by Catalan poet Gemma Gorga, translated by Sharon Dolin; Chinese dissident poet Shen Haobo, translated by Liang Yujing; and Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger, translated by Brian Henry.

This issue features poetry by Adrienne Su, Baiba Bičole, Alison Prine, Lauren K. Watel, Katie Farris, Vladimir Gandelsman, Mitchell Jacobs, Matilde Casazola, Chad Parmenter, Jenny Grassl, Neil Shepard, Christine Butterworth-McDermott, and Jesse Bertron; fiction by Susan Mersereau, Julio Travieso, Zachary Frank, Christopher Ayala, Allison Kade, Pete Duval, and Silvina Ocampo, and nonfiction by Erri De Luca, Javier Calvo, Piotr Florczyk, and Emily Douglas. Plus, a conversation among Lisa Dillman, Daniel Hahn, and Eduardo Halfon moderated by Avinoam Patt, and an interview of Mahmoud Darwish with Liana Badr, Zakariyya Muhammad, and Mundher Jaber.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 73 Number 3, Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue includes three special features: an essay by Jacob Baynham, and two pieces of fiction by Jerry McGahan. Also in this issue, find nonfiction by Andre Menard, Molly Spencer, Judith Dancoff, Marianne Boruch, and more; fiction by Jack Driscoll and Morgan Talty; and poetry by Anya Silver, Malcolm Tariq, Margaret Gibson, Tiana Nobile, William Virgil Davis, and others. Plus art by Dhruvi Acharya, and reviews by six reviewers.

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