21.1 - Winter/Spring 2009

Table of Contents

Authors in this issue: YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell, Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera, Karla Kelsey, Mary Ruefle, Gulf Coast Contest Winner, 2008, Forrest Hamer, John Gallaher, Heather McHugh, David Dodd Lee, James McCorkle, Mahmoud Darwish, Joanna Klink, David Hernandez, Terese Svoboda, Alice Notley, Rachel Stolzman's The Sign for Drowning, Eric Ekstrand sits down with Stephanie Strickland, Timothy O'Keefe, Allan Peterson, No Contest: The VQR Poetry Series, Campbell McGrath, an introduction by Sean Morrisey Carroll, an introduction by Franklin Sirmans, Glenn Shaheen, Manil Suri's The Age of Shiva, James Schiff sits down with Chang-rae Lee, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Dana Levin, Catherine Theis, Sarah Wolfson, Matvei Yankelevich, J. Ely Shipley, Steven Schreiner, Nicholas Reading, Jonathan Rice, Nicole Zaza sits down with Fady Joudah, Andrew Brininstool talks with Barry Hannah, John Yau, Genevieve Kaplan, Tom Fleischmann, Thalia Field, Sandy Florian, Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, Victoria Anderson, Lauren Slater, Jonathan Coleman, Mei Li Ooi, Nathaniel Foster, Jan Ellison, Barry Hannah, Samuel Ligon, Christopher McIlroy, Elizabeth Arnold, Hannah Baker, Sarah Gridley, Allison Funk, Jonathan Hall, James Harms, Sarah Cornwell, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Carl Dennis, Adam Day, Brook Erin Barman, Aaron Balkan, Colin Cheney, Nick Courtright, Jordan Davis, Hailey Leithauser,

Fiction

Boyland

Sarah Cornwell, Gulf Coast Contest Winner, 2008

Fiction

Girl in a Dirt Yard

Jan Ellison

Fiction

Young Lake

Nathaniel Foster

Fiction

Germans

Samuel Ligon

Fiction

Contempt

Christopher McIlroy

Fiction

The Boy and the Island

Mei Li Ooi

Non-Fiction

On Logic of the Hammer

Jonathan Coleman

Non-Fiction

Crossroads

Thalia Field

Non-Fiction

Festoons & Astragals

Sandy Florian

Non-Fiction

Kisha Club

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, Gulf Coast Contest Winner, 2008

Non-Fiction

Fixed

Lauren Slater

Poetry

Florida, 1963

Victoria Anderson

Poetry

After Philip Johnson's Glass House

Elizabeth Arnold

Poetry

Window Water Baby Moving

Hannah Baker

Poetry

A Pineapple for Matt

Aaron Balkan

Poetry

North Fork

Brook Erin Barman

Poetry

Transmutation Notebook B

Colin Cheney

Poetry

This Quiet Complex

Nick Courtright

Poetry

Two Travelers to a River

Mahmoud Darwish

Poetry

The Second Olive Tree

Mahmoud Darwish

Poetry

Text Messages

Jordan Davis

Poetry

From an Interview with Oe

Adam Day

Poetry

Tattoo

Carl Dennis

Poetry

Sarah's Dream

Allison Funk

Poetry

Anecdote of the Little Houses

John Gallaher

Poetry

Disheveled Holiness

Sarah Gridley

Poetry

The Electric Astrolabe

Jonathan Hall

Poetry

Tired and True

Forrest Hamer

Poetry

A Poem also about Temperament

Forrest Hamer

Poetry

The Clock

James Harms

Poetry

The day the puma

Endi Bogue Hartigan

Poetry

A lecture upon the shadow

Genevieve Kaplan

Poetry

In the Syllable I

Karla Kelsey

Poetry

In the Syllable II

Karla Kelsey

Poetry

Some Feel Rain

Joanna Klink

Poetry

The Interior

Joanna Klink

Poetry

World Weight

David Dodd Lee

Poetry

Nine-Hundred-Pound Wheels

David Dodd Lee

Poetry

Advice

Hailey Leithauser

Poetry

Augur

Dana Levin

Poetry

January, Reading Lu Yu

James McCorkle

Poetry

February Journal

James McCorkle

Poetry

George Open

Campbell McGrath

Poetry

My Heart to Fear

Heather McHugh

Poetry

Spondee | Respondee

Heather McHugh

Poetry

Broken Sonnet

Timothy O'Keefe

Poetry

Red

Allan Peterson

Poetry

Poem (Finished 9/22/07 [...])

Jeffrey Pethybridge

Poetry

Kankakee Drought, 1933

Nicholas Reading

Poetry

Inheritance

Jonathan Rice, Gulf Coast Contest Winner, 2008

Poetry

Jaroslav

Mary Ruefle

Poetry

Spanish Fruit Bomb

Mary Ruefle

Poetry

Ducks in Prison

Mary Ruefle

Poetry

Forecast

Steven Schreiner

Poetry

Reflexive

J. Ely Shipley

Poetry

Freud's Container

Terese Svoboda

Poetry

Avieoli

Terese Svoboda

Poetry

Intimacy

Catherine Theis

Poetry

We Are Taking the Trees

Sarah Wolfson

Poetry

Iowa City

Matvei Yankelevich

Interviews

Crying Like a Fire in the Sun

Andrew Brininstool talks with Barry Hannah

Interviews

Political Poetry and the Semantics of Suffering:

Nicole Zaza sits down with Fady Joudah

Interviews

A Conversation

James Schiff sits down with Chang-rae Lee

Interviews

Elsewheres and Inbetweens

Eric Ekstrand sits down with Stephanie Strickland

Editor's Note

Rachel Stolzman's The Sign for Drowning

Rachel Stolzman's The Sign for Drowning

Editor's Note

No Contest: The VQR Poetry Series

No Contest: The VQR Poetry Series

Editor's Note

Manil Suri's The Age of Shiva

Manil Suri's The Age of Shiva

Fiction

Both Sides of the Border

an introduction by Franklin Sirmans

Fiction

Julieta

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Vacuum Cleaner

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Bicicleta Guinda (Maroon)

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Vocho (Yellow)

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Hummer

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Arbol de la vida (Carrucha/ Wheelbarrow)

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Arbol de la vida ( John Deere Modek #790)

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

Craft of Resistance

Mixed Media Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Fiction

YAR! Illustrates Rimbaud

an introduction by Sean Morrisey Carroll

Fiction

Death and Shit Like That

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

FTW

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

Cure of Dumbass

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

Dream

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

Socrates' Blackhole of Reason

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

Indeterminacy of Translation

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

Scholar of the Dark Armchair

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell

Fiction

Saint

YAR!: Watercolors from A Season in Hell