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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 109 Number 3/4, Fall/Winter 2014
Poet Lore’s special 125th Anniversary issue (Fall/Winter 2014) opens with a chorus of poems on race—from reportage to meditations on labor, marriage, and folklore—and includes work by emerging and established poets (Marge Piercy, Alice Notley, Terrance Hayes, Cornelius Eady, Leslie Ullman, Joseph Zaccardi, Traci Brimhall, Linda Pastan, Fred Shaw, and Franke Varca among them). The prose section, a collection of historic and personal perspectives on Poet Lore, presents an essay by scholar Melissa Girard, who describes Poet Lore’s editors’ prescient treatment of the work of 19th-century African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (pictured on the cover).
“Sex Culture” describes the intersection of two fairly loaded words where sex is understood not as simply a physical act but as a set of institutions and practices. Sex culture includes the ways in which people seek out sexual encounters with others and what kinds of things people do when they have sex. It also includes the whole realm of sex work, that “world’s oldest profession” for all forms of sexuality.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Summer Supplement 2014 online
Has Dylan Thomas been misread all these years? Sleet Magazine’s special Dylan Thomas supplement may have a surprise for you! Sleet celebrates Dylan Thomas’ 100 birthday, as well as all things Wales. We feature writing from Peter Murphy and his Wales writing getaway, a most special concert review, and work by current Thomas devotees. And not to be missed: a startling revelation from writer Jim Heynen about Thomas’ most famous villanelle.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 13, Fall 2014
Featured artists in this issue are David Morris Cunningham, George DeWolfe, Gary Engle, and Brigan Gresh, with poetry by Kelly Talbot and Jane Vincent, and writing by Charlene Langfur, Anita Carol Smith, Frederic Smith, and Sally Vogl. Columns by Peter Azrak, Vincent Louis Carrella, and Theresa Sweeney round out the issue.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 188, Summer 2014
In addition to featuring the fiction of Regina Marler, Justin Thurman, M.E. Parker, and Bradford Kammin, this issue includes poetry by Lindsay Doukopoulos, Christina Seymour, William Kelley Woolfitt, Mamie Morgan, Heather Altfeld, Matthew P. Garcia, and many others. Nosael Gleason’s gorgeous photograph of his hike to the Grand Canyon Skywalk at Eagle Point graces our front cover.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 19, August 2014 online
DB19 features three specially edited folios: fifteen contemporary Greek poets, selected and edited by Vassilis Manoussakis; thirty eight pieces of Flash Funny, including poems about mermaid camp and instructions for getting the most out of your writers’ conference, selected and edited by Tom Hazuka; and a selection of art.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 67 Number 2, Summer 2014
This issue features essays from Peter Bloom and Mark Jarman, fiction by Alexander Pushkin, and poetry by X. J. Kennedy, William Wenthe, John Greening, Robert McDowell, Jayanta Mahapatra, Rebecca Foust, Lucille Lang Day, John Balaban, Robyn Sarah, and Jay Rogoff. Rounding out the issue are chronicles and reviews and “Letter from Tasmania” by David Mason.
This new issue features 19 fabulous stories and novel excerpts, originally written in English, French, and Hebrew. And with Rosh Hashana fast approaching, you’ll find three of these stories particularly relevant to this special time of year. One is set on Rosh Hashana, another’s set on Sukkot, and the third is perfect for the Shabbat after Simchat Torah when we read Parshat Bereshit. Featuring Steve Stern, David Bezmozgis, Joan Leegant, Margueya Novick, Ofir Oz, Ross Ufberg, Nomi Eve, Sarit Yishai-Levi, Emmanuel Kattan, and more.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 32, Summer 2014
“Clearing it Out” features poetry by Ae Hee Lee, Noel Sloboda, Megan Denton, Jeff Reed, Rhonda Parrish, Kendra Langdon Juskus, Hannah Nguyen, Andrew Johnson, Janet McCann, and Mark Parlette; nonfiction by Jessie van Eerden, Robert Rebein, and Amy Nolan; reviews; and visual art by Randy Horst and Scott Laumann.
This issue features portfolios from Matthew Derezinski, Jane Paradise, and Bethany Rachelle Swanson, with poetry from John Azrak and Raphael Kosek. Two features, “String” by David Griffinand “Perfectly Fantastic” by Jessica Sinor, round out the issue.
The August 2014 issue features the winners of the short story contest: John Kachuba’s “Patron Saint of the Confederacy,” Sandra Worsham’s “The Ola Dress,” Jeff Lyon’s “Locked In,” Jake Teeny’s “The Favor,” Sakina Fakhri’s “A Desert Prayer,” and David A. Pepper’s “The Birdman.” Plus poetry from Eddie Jeffrey, Aurora M. Lewis, and Emily Struass.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 204 Number 5, September 2014
New poems by John Ashbery, Henri Cole, Catherine Field, Sylvia Legris, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, John Koethe, francine j. harris, D. Nurkse, Alli Warren, Arthur Vogelsang, Robert Fernandez, Dana Levin, Susan Barba, Stephen Sandy, Amy Beeder, Kay Ryan, and Noah Warren; a special portfolio of notes and poems by Douglas Kearney in tribute to Terry Adkins; an essay by Lesley Wheeler on how “The Waste Land” sounds now.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 2 Issue 2, Summer 2014 online
Contributors to the summer 2014 issue include poets Elmaz Abinader, Naomi Shihab Nye, Frank Dullaghan, Hedy Habra, Zeina Hashem Beck, Tara Ballard, Lana I. Ghannam, Gillian Craig, Fern Carr, Amir Rabiyah, Anna King, Neil Flatman, Art Heifetz, Michele Bombardler, Patrick Williamson; fiction & essays by Janet Testerman, Patty Somlo, Pd Mallamo, Jessy Millner, Reem Rashash Shaaban; artwork & photography by Shurooq Amin, Harry Wilson and Arturo Desimone. Plus two interviews (instead of the usual one) with wonderful poet, writer and artist Hedy Habra, and Dubai-based, Pushcart-nominated Lebanese poet, Zeina Hashem Beck.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 16 Number 1, Summer 2014 online online
In the Summer 2014 issue, read fiction by Cori Lynn Arnold, LaShonda Katrice Barnett, Liz Betz, Margo McCall, R. A. Morean, and Adam Shafer; creative nonfiction by Martha Clarkston, Joseph Conlin, Patricia Heim, Amanda Meader, G. S. Payne, and Bonnie Sedgemore; and poetry by Josh Anthony, Charles Bane, Jr., Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, Panika M. C. Dillon, Kennedy Gammage, A. J. Huffman, Dan Leach, Tamer Mostafa, Simon Perchik, April Salzano, E. M. Schorb, Cheryl A. Van Beek, Morgan Nikola-Wren, Howard Winn, and Kobina Wright.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 38, August 2014 online
After this issue’s Featured Selection from Andre du Bouchet (translated by Hoyt Rogers and Paul Auster) look for extended work Daniel Bourne and Tadeusz Dziewanowski in collaboration; Gennady Aygi and the great Russian Tatar painter Igor Vulokh, also in collaboration;Linda Pastan; Glenn Mott; Chris Kennedy; Jim Daniels in collaboration with Charlee Brodsky; Tess Gallagher and Lawrence Matsuda; and Nin Andrews, with others just appearing on the horizon. New Work Received this month includes pieces from Cynthia Cruz, Helen Ivory, Brian Culhane, David Baker, Karen Volkman, Dore Kiesselbach, Peter Cooley, Jay Hopler, Lia Purpura, and William Logan.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 45, Fall 2014
The Fall 2014 issue of Rattle features 41 Poets of Faith. As Kenny Williams writes in his contributor’s note, “To call yourself a ‘poet of faith’ is a dangerous move.” As Chris Anderson says, confessing that faith includes doubt is a cliché: “The hard thing both personally and creatively is to profess what we believe, and that we do believe.” But these poets do the hard thing in poem after poem, exploring the world openly and honestly through the lenses of their various faith traditions. In the conversations section, Alan Fox discusses poetry and faith with Catholic deacon Chris Anderson.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 40 Numbers 2 & 3, Fall 2014
Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Percival Everett (Erasure) guest-edits this all-fiction issue. As Everett writes in his introduction, the stories “range from so-called mimetic to so-called meta. I do not like such labels and I hope to undermine their use by putting these fine works together.” Featuring stories by Aimee Bender, Richard Bausch, and Edith Pearlman, this issue is an illustration of the adventurousness and variety of the short story in English today. The issue also features Jay Baron Nicorvo’s Plan B essay about surfing, and an appreciation of the early work of the poet Robert Duncan.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 16 Number 1, Fall 2014
In this issue we turn to our favorite storytellers and poets, hoping to arrest time long enough for them to show us what life is like in our contemporary tribes. There are Julia Elliott’s cavemen and cavewomen wannabes in her story “Caveman Diet” and Alice Sola Kim’s teenage Korean American adoptees trying to find their place in the suburban jungles of “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying.” In Alexander Chee’s story, “The Insincere House,” there are conflicting tribal allegiances—familial, geographic, and sexual. Roxane Gay looks at the complicated way her Haitian American family handles the consumption of food from both countries.
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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Summer 2014
The Summer 2014 issue features short stories by Colette Sartor and Keely Bowers; new “poefictiontry” by Sara Backer, Sonja Vitow, Maria R. Palacios, Grant Faulkner, and Harold M. Vaught. Plus, in-depth interviews with each short story author; illustrations by Patricia Costa for each short story; “Story Statshot,” at a glance info about the number of drafts, rejections, months, and years to write and publish; a “Reject!” feature on Lynn Levin’s “A Visit to the Old House”; and a spotlight on the upcoming book Texas 5 x 5: Twenty-Five Stories by Five Texas Writers.
The Fall 2014 issue of Glimmer Train features stories by Joseph Chavez, Siamak Vossoughi, Melissa R. Sipin, Mehdi Tavana Okasi, Sean Padraic McCarthy, Eugene Cross, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Kim Brooks, Robert Powers, Gil Filar, E.A. Durden, and an interview with Junot Diaz by David Naimon.
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