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World Literature Today welcomes summer with five brilliant stories in a cover feature devoted to international Speculative Fiction. Other highlights include Alberto Chimal’s fanciful “periodic table of books”; a tribute to Claribel Alegría; verse by Mahtem Shiferraw and poets from Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain; Masatsugu Ono on compassion as “a sort of tender prayer for others”; plus additional essays, sf and summer reading recommendations, five of our favorite literary Instagram pages, and a visit to Manhattan’s Mysterious Bookshop. As always, a generous selection of book reviews, featured new books, and online exclusives round out the issue.

Our latest issue offers readers an eclectic mix of the literary, painting, sculpting, mixed media, photography, drawing, the innovative, and the offbeat. Find work by Renae Barnard, Art Beck, Zac Benson, Lorraine DeProspo, Salvatore Difalco, Karen Fitzgerald, Cynthia Grow, N.R. Hills, Vincent Mannings, Rachel Singel, Eric J. Smith, and Wally Swist.

This issue features our annual contest winners: “Atrophy” by Lauren Erin O’Brien, selected by Geraldine Brooks; “Cancer, So Far” by Elizabeth Crowell, selected by Rivka Galchen; and “Throat” by Gabriel Spera, selected by Rachel Hadas; along with the winner of the Daniel Liebowitz Prize for Student Writing, “Portraits” by Janna Minehart. Also included are honorable mention winners Sheryl Louise Rivett, Faith Shearin, Laura Johnsrude, Martha Wolfe, and Noah Stetzer, plus new work by Jason Brown, Muriel Nelson, Patrick Donnelly, and other talented writers. The issue also features cover photography by Seth Resnick, as well as an insert of additional photos.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 98, Spring 2018

The new issue features poems by old favorites and new discoveries, including Lee Upton, Bob Hicok, Diane K. Martin, Libby Burton, Daniel Biegelson, Talvikki Ansel, Mark Irwin, Aimee Sands, Steven Chung, Heather Sellers, Elisabeth Murawski, Ray Amorosi, Lee Sharkey, Allison Adair, Ralph Burns, Robert Thomas, Mark Wagenaar, Jane Huffman, Diane Louie, Ute von Funcke (translated by Stuart Friebert), Molly Spencer, Jackson Holbert, and David Baker, and reviews of new books by Tommy Pico, Wesley Rothman, Adam Giannelli, and Jonathan Blunk.

The Spring issue features mixed media collages by Margaret Rizzio, fiction by Kyle Mellen, Graham Todd, Christopher Spencer, and Tracy Daugherty, essays by Nance Van Winckel, David McDannald, Mimi Dixon, Sarah Vallance, and Mark Irwin, and poetry by Lesley Wheeler, Peter Cooley, Jim Daniels, Rob Arnold, Julie Henson, Gretchen Steele Pratt, Richard Lyons, Linda Pastan, Natania Rosenfeld, Wyeth Thomas, Partridge Boswell, Deborah Flanagan, Bruce Beasley, Nancy Eimers, Brendan Galvin, Amy Beeder, Marjorie Stelmach, Michael Waters, and Cody Todd.

From fly fishing to RC Cola to complicated war stories to poems about nearly dying in a dumpster, this varied, tender, and occasionally obscene issue poetry by Mick Cochrane, Judith Cody, Noel Conneely, William V. Davis, Krikor Der Hohannesian, Jack Freeman, Henry Goldkamp, David Hargreaves, Richard Jones, Gary Metras, Gail Newman, Bibhu Padhi, David Sapp, Claire Scott, Natalie L. Tombasco, Brian K. Turner, James Valvis, Kimberly White, Howard Winn, Guinotte Wise, and Theodore Worozbyt. Plus, two book reviews by Charles Parsons and Danni Lynn McDonald.

Our Winter 2018 issue pays tribute to the presence of poetry at the University of Michigan. This special issue, guest-edited by Keith Taylor, offers an in-depth look at some of the poets, past and present, who have made significant contributions to the growth and cultivation of poetry at the university. Poetry by Lorna Goodison, Dave Lucas, Scott Beal, Donald Hall, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Laura Kasischke, and more; and essays by Bob Hicok, H.R. Webster, Paul R. Dimond, and others. Plus interviews, reviews, and a photo essay by Sarah Innes.

In this issue, art by Kristian Bevik, fiction by Casey Lefante, nonfiction by Wendy Fontaine, and poetry by Urvashi Bahuguna. Additional imagery by Lori Menna, Nathan Marcy, and Jeremy Siedt.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 212 Number 2, May 2018

Featuring poems by Bernadette Mayer, Hanif Abdurraqib, D. A. Powell, , Dora Malech, Chase Berggrun, Eduardo C. Corral, Jenny Xie, and many others.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 13 Number 1, Spring 2018 online

Featuring new work from Mauro Guidi-Signorelli, Brittany Ackerman, Katherine Gekker, Joseph Cummins, Christopher Todd Anderson, Robert Radin, Simon Perchik, Claudia Serea, Lynne Knight, Lynn C. Miller, Ryan Thorpe, and Gabriel Chávez Casazola (translated from the Spanish by Morgan Cayce Harden). Cover artwork by José María Velasco.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 24 Number 1, Spring 2018

Our Spring/2018 issue features the work of the wonderful poet and translator, John Taylor. There is an in-depth interview with the poet, and a generous selection of his poetry. Also included in this issue are translations from the poetry of Ute von Funcke (Germany), Riad Saleh Hussein (Syria), Franca Mancinelli (Italy), Salgado Maranhão (Brazil) and Jorge Ortega (Mexico). Short fiction by Shawn Goodman, Peter Gordon, Cheryl Pappas, Benjamin Selesnick and Angela M. Shupe as well as original poetry by John Bradley, Alan Britt, Stephanie Dickinson, Lara Gularte, Liz Marlow, Patty Dickson Pieczka, and Anthony Seidman.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 109, 2018

The latest issue features an art portfolio by Elizabeth Hershon and exciting new work from Jack Anderson, Carole Bernstein, Jiwon Choi, Gerald Fleming, Caroline Knox, Pablo Medina, Dan O'Brien, Mark Pawlak, Tim Robbins, Mather Schneider, Wang Ping and many more, including our regular section of wonderful high school writing.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Numbers 98 & 99, Spring 2018

Boulevard Nos. 98 & 99 debuts our craft interview with Nathan Englander. Also featuring Joyce Carol Oates’s intense yet subtle fiction; poetry by Morgan Parker; and Sommer Schafer’s whimsically haunting story. Also featuring the 2017 Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets winning entry: Elizabeth Hoover’s group of three poems on the art of listening while female, Lolita, lies, and more. Plus, fantastic and striking cover art by Rene Lynch! Fiction and essays by J. T. Barbarese, John Dalton, Lee Upton, and more. Poetry by Lea Anderson, Melissa Ginsburg, Orlando Ricardo Menes, David Moolten, Doug Ramspeck, Floyd Skloot, Chelsea Wagenaar, Maceo J. Whitaker, and more.

Our latest issue is dedicated to the memory of Jim Clark, longtime editor of The Greensboro Review and MFA Writing Program director at UNC Greensboro. Featuring new work from Karen Harryman, John Sibley Williams, Natalie Serber, Adam Vines, Alicia Wright, Doug Ramspeck, Andrew Coddington, and many more. Plus, we feature the winners of our annual Robert Watson Literary Prizes—Eli Cranor for fiction and Alison Powell for poetry.

In the latest issue, read “Daylighting Chedoke part 2: The River that Runs Two Ways” by John Terpstra; “Coming of Age: Hungarian-Canadian Artist Tibor Nyilasi (1936-2015)” with writing by Donna Nyilasi, Bryce Kanbara, P. Mansaram, and Lydia Nyilasi. The issue is guest edited by Melissa Tanti with Guest Poetry Editor Canisia Lubrin, with work by Klyde Broox, Kim Echlin, Kaitlin, Ashli Akins, Gary Barwin, Philip Kanwischer, Matt Snell, Darren C. Demaree, and more.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Issue 17, 2017-2018

MAKE 17’s theme, Belonging, came about as our landscape continues to be dominated by issues surrounding immigration, systemic violence, and the question of who belongs. With a variety of approaches, the authors and artists in this issue find ways to express the humanity of peoples and cultures—to generate awareness, hope, and empathy. Featuring poetry, prose, visual art and more by Steven Alvarez, Kelly Caldwell, Edgar Garcia, Jaime Luis Huenún, Kirsten Leenaars, Ada Limón, Álvaro Mutis, Irma Pineda, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Kenyatta Rogers, among many others.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Volume 113 Number 1/2, Spring/Summer 2018

In this issue, you’ll find work that subverts expectations and blurs boundaries between memory and perception, the self and the world, written by Shannon Spies, Barbara Crooker, Andrew Hemmert, and Jay Leeming. Also in this issue, Tony Hoagland explores the evolving achievement of poet Henri Cole, and Sandra M. Gilbert offers an intimate review of Chana Bloch’s last book. Our World Poets in Translation portfolio showcases the late Ilja Kostovski.

Sky Island Journal’s stunning fourth issue features poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction from 9 different countries and every region of the United States. Accomplished, well-established authors are published—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. Readers are provided with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. Amazing work from around the globe—all of it 100% free-access—awaits.

Featuring new work from Rebecca Foust, Steven Kleinman, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Samuel Piccone, Kelly Grace Thomas, Catherine Wing, Nora Bonner, Jane Rose Porter, Cade Leebron, Diane Mehta, and many more. Plus, the winners of our annual contest; Jessica Guzman Alderman, Rachel Toliver, and Tara Deal. Artwork from Madeleine Barnes.

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  • Volume/Number/Issue/Date Number 26, Winter 2018 online

Featuring new work from Bruce Bond, Anthony Cody, Karla Cordero, Melissa Ginsburg, Gina Keicher, Erin Elizabeth Smith, Glenn Shaheen, Mike Soto, Joaquín Zihuatanejo, Alexandra Kessler, Annalise Mabe, Jamie Lynn Smith, and many more! Artwork by J. Leigh Garcia.

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