Issue 1: Poetry

Charles Wright and Heather McHugh don’t need introductions, but you might find some facts about our correspondences with them interesting. We sent each poet an email, asking for a poem to accompany the audio files of their readings. McHugh shot us an email with her poem, “Creature Pressure,” embedded in it. When we didn’t hear from Wright via email, we attempted to reach him the old-fashioned way: We wrote him a letter. Wright’s poem, section “18” of a longer work in progress, came in an envelope. We scanned it for you, as is, cross-outs and all. Hope you enjoy our first issue. We’ll be back in the spring with poems by C.D. Wright, Forrest Gander, Eleanor Wilner, and some wonderful emerging writers.


Executive Editor
Tom Grimes

Managing Editor
Jane Hawley

Co-Managing Editor
Reyes Ramirez

Poetry Editor
Jennifer Whalen

Fiction Editor
Stan Rivkin

Nonfiction Editor
Heather Lefebvre

Eric Blankenburg

Copy Editor
Sessa Kratz

Interviews Editor
Amanda Scott

Public Relations Manager
Samantha Tanner

Book Reviews Editor
Mallory Chesser

Blog Editor
Josh Lopez

Assistant Blog Editor
Alicia Salzmann

Sarah Howze
Dan Barton
Niko Kyriakou
Theresa Holden
Brandon Ricks
Casey Winters
Rachel Gray
Lawton Cook
Lauren Bull
Benjamin Seanor
James Deitz
Timothy Dailey
Maggie Ilersich
Stuart Gill
Katrina Goudey
Dorothy Lawrenson
Ram Hinojosa
Meg Griffitts
Jacob Massey
Paul Adams
Allison Myers
Phillip Mandel
John Edgar
Michaela Hansen
Shelby Newsom
Ashton Kamburoff
Graham Oliver

Faculty Advisor
Steve Wilson

Founding Editors
Michael Hart
Evelyn Lauer
Josh Magnuson
Toby Peterson
Michael Wolfe

Advisory Board
Katie Angermeier
Ben Engel
Evelyn Lauer
Herpreet Singh


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