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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 122 Number 2, Spring 2014
The spring 2014 issue is focused on the literature of war. At the top of the issue, Margot Demopoulos gets our blood pumping with “Hit-and-Run,” an action-packed story set in Crete during World War ii. The issue also contains a number of first-person accounts from the front lines: Christopher Thornton offers a dispatch from Lebanon about the effects of the ongoing war in Syria, as reflected in his conversations with refugees on the street and in cafés; Seymour I. Toll remembers the Battle of the Bulge; and Phillip Parotti tells a side-splitting tale from a naval mission in the Vietnam War.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 204 Number 3, June 2014
New poems by Harry Mathews, Les Murray, Dan Chelotti, April Bernard, Solmaz Sharif, Deborah Paredez, Nick Flynn, Stephen Sturgeon, Lisa Ampleman, Phillis Levin, John Gallaher, Bill Berkson, Jameson Fitzpatrick, TJ Jarrett; a special portfolio of new poems by 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize recipient Nathaniel Mackey; Ange Mlinko reviews The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov and Yasmine Shamma reviews Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 64 Number 4, Summer 2014
Among the treats in the Summer 2014 issue are a long poem by Michael Broek, “The Cloud and the Counerpane,” new work by Jessica Jacobs, Peter Leight, Laura McCullough, and Liz Robbins, and Randi Ward’s translations of the Faroese poet Tóroddur Poulsen. Ward’s photographs from the Faroese whale hunt provide the cover images. John Rosenwald’s overview of the Split This Rock Conference in light of the revival of oral poetry concludes the issue.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 26 Issue 2, 2014
The Summer/Fall 2014 issue features the winners of the 2013 Barthelme Prizes, judged by Robert Coover: Lawrence Coates, Ana Reyes, and Colin Winnette; fiction by Halimah Marcus and Sierra Bellows; nonfiction by John D’Agata, Timothy Denevi, and Will Boast; poetry by Joe Wenderoth, David Kirby, Carl Phillips, Margo Berdeshevsky, Richie Hofmann, and more; a conversation between Stephen Burt and Maureen N. McLane; and a roundtable on death penalty narratives featuring Pamela Colloff, Leslie Jill Patterson, Anthony Graves, David R. Dow, and Jessica Blank. Visual art and critical art writing by Fallen Fruit, Clarissa Tossin, Zineb Sedira, and more.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 44, Summer 2014
Rattle #44 is another entirely open issue. It’s summer, and poetry has turned up the heat, it seems, with visits to strip clubs and topless swimming pools, and Kenny Tanemura’s brilliant “Ode to Short Shorts.” But it’s not all love and lust: These poems run the gamut of human experience, from churches to trust falls, suicide to salvation. The issue also features several long poems, including Lucas Crawford’s unforgettable indictment, “Your Fat Daughter Remembers What You Said.” In the conversations section, Timothy Green discusses poetry and life in a lively conversation with California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 4 Number 2, June 2014 online
Spittoon 4.2: Mudjug is now available! This issue features work by Rachel J. Bennett, Travis Vick, Ricky Garni, Camille Meyer, Michael Landau, Michael Lacare, Jeffrey Zable, Rebekah Bergman, Thomas Cook, John Wells, Kathy Roberts, Caitlin Woolley, James Braziel, and Donelle Dreese. Front and back cover art by Geoffrey Miller.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 47/48, 2014
One phrase that comes to mind with respect to the contents is “foreign and domestic,” a term pointing two ways that turns up in federal swearing-in ceremonies and in oaths of citizenship. It also resonates throughout this issue, from the homeland security of “A Family of Interest” in James Gordon Bennett’s Danahy Fiction Prize story to Martin Cloutier’s disturbing “World Brought Close,” with its images of need and vulnerability. Foreign and domestic explorations can stretch the boundaries of the worlds we know, and this issue probes both home and outer limits. Reality is continuously augmented in this issue, cover to cover, starting with digital video and audio layers triggered by the “Augmented Reality” cover art of Kendra Frorup.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Spring/Summer 2014 online
In this issue, we discern truth from illusion with award-winning, NYT best-selling author Mona Simpson. From revealing everyday heroes to voicing injustices to showing the courage it takes to face the odds, our fiction and non-fiction sections grapple with the dark to turn it to light. Our poetry section reaches places within. Our Writers’ Craft Box presents a never-before-shared anecdote from one of Amazon’s self-publishing success story authors and the freedom in journaling. Our Writers’ Challenge is a haunting photograph. We review Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass, and we feature responses to our Pay It Forward Initiative. Dive in!
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 8 Number 1, Spring 2014
This fiction issue, edited by Susan Scarf Merrell, is devoted to the obsessive myopic passion of all artists, and particularly novelists and short story writers. As you page through this fiction issue of TSR, you will find a wide variety of storytelling styles . . . Famous writers and young students appear here, grappling with the questions that most interest and concern them . . . Funny, sad, painful; experimental, traditional, flash—no matter what form the stories here take, or what tales the authors choose to tell, each one has truth at the core of its created world.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 79, 2014
Out of pieces is a world made and understood. Wangechi Mutu’s stunning, disturbing images set the tone for an investigation of canny and uncanny assemblage. Essays by, among others, Carol Ann Davis and Anna Journey; fiction by Ihab Hassan, Matt Sailor, and Ann Pancake; translations of Horace and Callimachus, and poems by Kevin Prufer, Patricia Hooper, and many others.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 3, Spring 2014
This Spring 2014 issue features work from Ocean Vuong, Eric Lee, J.T. Ledbetter, Tony Gloeggler, Bob Bledsoe, Troy Schoultz, Davis McCombs, Penny Guisinger, Jeff Cohen, Erin Bealmer, Nin Andrews, Michael Minassian, Anne Dyer Stuart, John Sibley Williams, Brian Hyer, M. Brett Gaffney, William Snyder Jr., Mitchell L.H. Douglas, and Keith Alexander.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 75, Spring 2014
This Spring 2014 issue features Kentucky Poet Laureat Frank X Walker as well as poetry from Michael Fulop, Robert Fernandez, Joel W. Nelson, Okla Elliott, Jesse DeLong, John Blair, Roy Bentley, Natalie Price, Aaron Crippen, Andrew Payton, Drew Pomeroy, Brandon Rushton, Jessica Pace, Helen Tzagoloff, and Simon Perchik; fiction by Cailin Barrett-Bressack, Megan E. Calhoun, Ed Taylor, Margaret Hayertz, Kirby Gann, Gayle Hanratty, and Chervis Isom; a special section of writing for children and young adults, and more!
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 53 Number 2, Spring 2014
Linda Frazee Baker discovers Dwarka, Chris Kempf goes on the worst first date of his OkCupid career, Rav Grewal-Kök experiences a moment of truth in Vang Vieng, Michael Kobre wonders what’s happened to all the superheroes, Asraf Rushdy muses about writing a trilogy on lynching. Fiction by Nan Byrne, S. P. Donohue, Janis Hubschman, Courtney Sender, Brian Short, Ruvanee Vilhauer. Poetry by Susan Hutton, Jacques Rancourt, Corrina Schroeder, G. C. Waldrep.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 35 Number 1, 2014
A startling array of new voices in fiction and poetry appears in NER 35.1, accompanied by works from established authors such as Kelli Russell Agodon, David Guterson, Carl Phillips, and Elizabeth Spires. Essays topics range from Phillip Larkin to Flemish painting, Richard Wagner to the Cocteau Twins, and the Phillips Exeter of the 1950s to present-day Mexico City. Prose translations by Valeria Luiselli, Juan José Saer, and Esther Tusquets reveal three very different Spanish-language authors from three countries, and the cover photograph by Raïssa Venables disorients even as it invites readers inside. Don’t miss this issue, the first from editor Carolyn Kuebler.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 11 Number 1, Spring/Summer 2014
The Spring/Summer 2014 issue features fiction—Nick Potter’s “Irregular Limbs,” Adam McOmber’s “Metempsychosis,” Rachel Cantor’s “Everyone’s a Poet,” Andrew McKernan’s “Water,” Jac Jemc’s “Strange loop,” Pablo Piñero Stillmann’s “Letter to a Young Performer,” and Brian Allen Carr’s “We All Become Something”—nonfiction by Barret Swanson, Jen Hirt, and Matthew Gavin Frank; interviews with Katherine Vaz and Brian Allen Carr; poetry by Lauren Clark, Christopher Citro, Jamaal May, Dan Kaplan, G.B. Ryan, Chloe Krug Benjamin, Eileen G’Sell, David Wyatt, Kathy Fargan, and Ladan Osman; and more!
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 35, May 2014 online
Next up, after this issue’s Featured Selection from Amit Majmudar (including an interview with our new Associate Editor For Special Projects Nancy Mitchell), look for extended work from James Richardson and Linda Pastan, among others. Finally, new Work Received this month includes pieces from Arthur Sze, Santiago Vizcaino and Ruy Belo (translated by Alexis Levitin), Arielle Greenberg, Jennifer O’Grady, Bruce Cohen, David Lehman, R.T. Smith, Jeffrey Harrison, Joyce Peseroff, Georg Trakl (translated by Jay Hopler), Sydney Lea, Bruce Bond, Eleni Sikelianos, David Bottoms, Daniel Tobin, Bernard Matambo, and Phillis Levin.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 34 Number 1, Spring 2014
TCR’s Spring 2014 issue features our Lamar York Prize winners, “Basic Composition” by Jeremy Collins (nonfiction), and “The Cartographers” by Alexander Weinstein (fiction), who is interviewed about his prize story on our blog. Whiting Award winner Stephanie Powell Watts and rising stars Tori Malcangio, Michael Noll, and Bipin Aurora are among fiction contributors, along with favorites of the literary community such as poet Jessica Piazza and nonfiction writer Okla Elliott. Nonfiction makes a particularly strong showing in this issue with other accomplished essays by Michael Smith and Lori Horvitz. Volume 34.1 also explores “Redneck Noir” literature.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 7, April 2014
Issue 07 transports readers to Europe, home of the Brothers Grimm, with pieces inspired by the fantastic and the ordinary. Acclaimed Roman author Francesca Marciano offers a modern Italian fairy tale with a twist, Jaydn DeWald’s poetry ponders Spanish paintings, and Elvis Bego tells us a story both whimsical and dark from the streets of Copenhagen. Kelcey Parker explores the little-known life of Czech fairy tale writer Božena N?mcová, and a translated chapter from provocative Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin’s novel SANKYA left one reviewer “devastated.” Issue 07 also features work from contributors whose roots extend far beyond Europe, including Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck and eminent Chilean-American writer Ariel Dorfman.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 13, 2014
The element of self-discovery triggered by clues from the past finds common theme with our nonfiction selections, including “Love, Now and Always,” Molly Roger’s piece about the secrets kept by her bomb-making mother and Sue Fagalde Lick’s “Father-Daughter Dance,” about phone calls between a father and a daughter. This conversation between generations is mirrored in some of our poetry, including Robin Myers’ “Antelmo to His Daughter, Norma (1991-2009).” Like all good writing, the authors featured here strain for empathy in the both the extreme and intimate moments of life, from Julie L. Moore’s riveting poem “Close Range” to the quiet power of Rebecca Olson’s “How it starts,” our poetry winner.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 3, May 2014 online
Our third issue features fiction from Flash Fiction anthology editor Tom Hazuka and David Galef; something in between poetry and fiction from Nina Puro; selections from two serial poems: F Daniel Rzicznek’s omnipotent (and omnipresent) “Leafmold” and Kylan Rice’s medically terrifying “Klonopin”; short poetry (Cosby Show?) from DIAGRAM poetry editor EA Ramey; and a diptych from award-winning poet GC Waldrep. For further reading, we resurrect two prose poems from the inimitable Oscar Wilde.

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