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Chinese Literature Today is proud to feature Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, winner of the 2019 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, in volume 8, number 1, which provides a panoramic view of Xi Xi’s playful and artistic mind: in addition to her poetry and fiction, readers can also enjoy pictures of her handmade teddy bears and her unique drawings. This issue also features seven contemporary Chinese-language poets, and our featured scholar, Maghiel van Crevel, explores the distinct poetics of Chinese migrant workers. 

The Spring 2019 issue includes essays by Kim Adrian, Mark Sullivan, Alain Borer, and Floyd Collins; fiction by Jessica Hollander, Michael Pearce, and David Crouse; and poetry by Jess Williard, Cindy King, Margaret Gibson, David Baker, Rachel Hadas, Emily Van Kley, Katherine Maurer, Shara Lessley, Sophie Klahr, Charles Rafferty, Arthur Rimbaud, and Brian Swann. Plus, paintings by Catherine Mackey.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 21 Issue 1, Spring 2019

Celebrating 20 years of publication, The First Line revisits first lines from throughout the years with work by Derek M. Hoven, Paul Schiess, John Mueter, Kim Perrone, David LaBounty, Thomas Mullen, K. A. Boyd, Joe Horne, Kelsey Williams, Lisa Firke, Joseph Redding, Kristine Richardson, Deborah Mercer, Melissa Mead, Linda Tyler, Simon Wood, Jeff Adams, Angela Hawn, Laila Strickland, Stephanie Freele, and Michael Ferrari. Jim Curtis and Meg Basom discuss their favorite first lines from famous works.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 14, 2019

The writers in the “The Generation X” issue reimagine the mid-life crisis and reconstruct ideas about love and romantic narrative arcs. Find work by Sandra Kolankiewicz, Frank Montesonti, Naomi Bess Leimsider, W.T. Paterson, Gwen Hart, Noelle Catharine Allen, Will Stenberg, Allison M. Palmer, Ted Jonathan, John Rickmon, Sara Fall, Gwen Lack, Erin Redfern, Elizabeth Ferry, Marc Janssen, Sarah Nichols, Richard Cronshey, Michael McLane, Milla van der Have, and Kevin Minh Allen.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date August 2019 online

Published this month at poetry by Garrett Hongo, Kyce Bello, and Samuel Green, as well as nonfiction by Paul Lindholdt. Joe Hall reviews Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey.

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

"Stumbling into Joy" by Kate Hopper. Taking stock after a midlife medical crisis inspires a woman to fulfill her lifelong dream of learning to play the electric bass. Her quest to understand the instrument’s appeal leads her to the pioneering women of Fanny, and to some realizations about herself.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Summer 2019

Short stories by and interviews with Stephen Hundley, Jordan Rossen, Yuvi Zalkow, and Jamie Feldman. New poetry by Chrissy Martin, Kathleen Radigan, Jessica Lynn Suchon, Alice Pettway, and Betsy Johnson. New nonfiction by Hege A. Jakobsen Lepri and Shoshana Surek. Additional features include Decline/Accept: Silhouettes by Ari Koontz, One to Watch: Interview with Chip Cheek by Sejal H. Patel, and illustrations by Justin Burks.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date July 2019 online

The August issue of The Lake is now online featuring Cecile Bol, Robert Cooperman, George Franklin, Nels Hanson, Mary Beth Hines, Glenn Hubbard, Carolyn Martin, Ronald Moran, Terry Savoie, J R Solonche, Jamie Sullivan, Bruce Taylor. Reviews of Fiona Sinclair’s The Time Traveller’s Picnic and Robert Cooperman’s That Summer.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 24 Number 3, Summer 2019

In this issue, Beth Browne interviews poet, activist, inmate George T. Wilkerson. Fiction by Aaron Buchanan, Terresa Cooper Haskew, Tony Hozeny, Alexandros Plasatis, and Lynne Weiss; poetry by Janine Certo, Eric Chiles, Joan Colby, Philip Fried, Jonathan B. Aibel, Mike James, Nancy Lammers, Sheree La Puma, Peter Ludwin, Mary Makofske, Richard Merelman, Florence Murry, Stacia O’Connell, Brian J. Pilling, Timothy Robbins, George J. Searles, Spencer Smith, Kevin Sweeney, Barbara Tramonte, John Walser, and more; and reviews by Luanne Castle, Jeanne Julian, Maria Rouphail, Richard Allen Taylor, and Eric Weil.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 96, August 2019 online

Featured in August, find poems by Jim Daniels who is interviewed by Amanda Newell. Erin Lyndal Martin reviews Franny Choi’s Soft Science. T.R. Hummer pens “The Reliable Stream: On A.R. Ammons’s The Complete Poems, V. 1 & 2, W.W. Norton 2017.” This month’s poetry selections include work by André du Bouchet, Peter Cooley, Paul Nemser, Dara Elerath, Amanda Newell, J.T. Barbarese, David Baker, Jennifer Maier, Robert Hilles, and Troy Jollimore.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 49 Number 1, Spring 2019

Our spring 2019 issue is available with poems and essays by Carole Maso, Alice Notley, Kazim Ali, Claudia Keelan, G.C. Waldrep, Bin Ramke, Eleni Sikelianos, Donald Revell, Sasha Steensen, Joe Wenderoth, Michael Burkard, Martin Corless-Smith, David Bergman, Kelly Caldwell, Charles O. Hartman, Cindy King, Paul Lindholdt, Mark Mazzoli, Linnea Nelson, Jessica Lind Peterson, Elizabeth Powell, Margie Sarsfield, Jessie Sobey, and Martha Webster. Cover art by Edie Fake. It's a wonderful issue!

Our summer issue features the two 2019 Long Poem Prize winners: John Elizabeth Stintzi, who witnesses the difficulties of calving season in “Cold Dying Black Wet Cold Early Thing,” and Erin Soros, who watches herself grow stronger in “Weight.” Also in this issue: Geneviève Paiement, Grame Bezanson, Sasha Penn & Joanne Rixon, Shen Haobo translated by Liang Yujing, Grzegorz Wróblewski translated by Piotr Gwiazda, Matt Robinson, Hamish Ballantyne, Matthew Porges, and more. Plus book reviews by Susan Gillis, Jenny Haysom, Bill Stenson, Stephen Collis, and others, and featured cover art by Beau Dick, Walas Gwa’yam.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 46 Number 2, Summer 2019

In the Summer 2019 issue, find fiction by Rebecca Bernard, Dounia Choukri, Lori Ostlund, and Melanie Ritzenthaler; nonfiction by Brian Czyzyk, Tali Perch, and Ash Whitman; and poetry by Jabarai Jawan Allen, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Cedar Brant, Diana Marie Delgado, Chelsea Dingman, Roy G. Guzman, Rasaq Malik, Orlando Ricardo Menes, Alice Pettway, Kevin Phan, Jody Rambo, Maggie Smith, TC Tolbert, John Sibley Williams, Stella Wong, and more.

Issue 13 features writing & visual art by these excellent contributors: Joseph A. Miller, Wayne Gascho, Steven Lang, Alice Mao, Katie Grace McFadden, Melissa Patel, Elinor Sherwood, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Laura Bernstein-Machlay, Scott Bane, Leanne Ellis, Jeff Ewing, Mark Keane, Alexis N. Misko, JJ Peña, Daniel Phelps, Tiana Apgar, Sarah Booth, Beth Gordon, Stuart Gunter, Ashley Hajimirsadeghi, David C. Hall, Josh Joseph, Paul Kiernan, Raymond Luczak, Eugene Platt, Tori Bryl, Ed Meek, Josh Vellequette, "Exposed" by Jean-Philippe Blondel reviewed by Rebecca Hannigan, "Mary’s River" by Barbara Ellen Sorensen reviewed by Carole Mertz, & an interview with Dietrich Kalteis.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 11 Number 1, Spring/Summer 2019 online

In the Spring/Summer 2019 issue, find poetry by Micki Blenkush, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Alice Duggan, Terri Kirby Erickson, Roberta Feins, Kimberly Glanzman, Jennifer Hernandez, Michael Hettich, Edward Lee, John McKernan, Matthew Murrey, Sean Sutherland, and Yi Ga-Yeon. Irregulars by Jeanne Althouse, Adriana Medina, John Pulver, and Stella Wulf. Fiction by Elizabeth Brown, T. Ben Bryant, Mathieu Cailler, Katacha Diaz, and Ellen Adele King. Nonfiction by Vicki Addesso, Eric Chandler, Welcome Jerde, Deobrah Keenan, and Alice Lowe.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 15, 2019

The latest issue features an interview with Ann Hood by Vivian Dorsel; fiction by Elizabeth Blackford, Abby Frucht, Cameron Thomson, and more; nonfiction by Linda Buckmaster, Tom Hearron, Sydney Lea, A. Molotkov, and Christine Simokaitis; and poetry by Stephen Ackerman, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Denise Duhamel, Bob Hicok, David Kirby, Daniel Lawless, Nathan McClain, Bo Niles, Yehoshua November, Alan Shapiro, Myra Shapiro, Michelle Wittaker, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date 2019

In the 2019 issue, find nonfiction by Erynn Porter, Ariana Turner, and Andrew Miller; Fiction by Judith Ford, Nate Currier, Joe Baumann, Gay Baines, and Jessi Fuller Fields; and poetry by Isabelle Lang, Michelle Aucoin Wait, G.J. Sanford, Kevin West, Joanne Mallari, Alex Thomas, Courtney Cliften, Gabriela Santos, Margaurite Buddy, Carli Cheek, C. Pope, Jeffrey Alfier, Shaun T. Griffin, Ayiah Mensah, Dick Martin, Daniel Seymour, Joshua Edwards, Peter Grandbois, Renee Emerson, Kimberly Ann Priest, John Sibley Williams, Ace Boggess, and many more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 18, 2019

This issue features the 2019 Dogwood Literary Award Winners: Annie Lampman in fiction, Gillian Vik in poetry, and Nikita Nelin in nonfiction. Also in this issue: fiction by Kristin Burcham, Kelly Grogan, and Lara Tupper; poetry by Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Shirley Jones-Luke, Madelyn Garner, Robyn Maree Pickens, Lea Graham, Madeline Miele, Sheila Madary, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 79, Summer/Fall 2019 online

In Issue 79, our “Exploring New Vistas” issue, the theme of exploration moves us both inward and outward. Contributors invite readers along on journeys of self-actualization and introduce distant vistas that beckon with new perspectives. Featured essay by Brandon Lomenzo Black and featured art by Sandy Palmer. Also in this issue, find fiction by Terry Groves, Dan Linssen, Yuetting Cindy Lam, Shirley Palmerton, and more; personal essays and creative nonfiction by Al Daniels, Julie Guirgis, Sarika Chawla, Scarlett Dubois, Melissa Cronin, Amy D. Lerner, and others; and poetry by A.D. Hurley, Craig Firsdon, Matthew Feeney, Lola Neff Merritt, Jeanie Greensfelder, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 84, Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue features cover art by Chris Bovey; poetry by Bruce Bond, Darren C. Demaree, Ella Flores, Mackenzie Cole, Maia Elsner, Arielle Hebert, Lindsay Stuart Hill, Gail Martin, T.J. McLemore, and John Sibley Williams; fiction by Rebecca Brown, Tim Conrad, Rita Feinstein, Andrew Gretes, David Dodd Lee, and Jonathan Rovner; and nonfiction by Christen Noel Kauffman and Ann Pancake. Plus, a conversation with Rebecca Brown to close out the issue.

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