TQ14 Table of Contents


Lois Dodd, 2007, oil on linen, 42 x 84 3/8 inches


Editor’s Note by Kristina Marie Darling


Editorial Features

“Strand Tests” – by Emma Bolden

“’Imbuing the Words on the Page with Bottomless and Exquisite Care’: A Conversation with Alex Lemon” – curated by Victoria Chang

“When Air Becomes Breath: Dan Beachy-Quick on Song and Silence” – curated by Cassandra Cleghorn

“‘It’s all so strange, writing poems’: A Conversation with Michael Dickman” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“‘Vulnerability, Traces, Roughness, Multiplicity’: A Conversation with Laurie Sheck” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“‘Imaginary Gardens’: A Conversation with Jan Wagner & a Portfolio of New Poems” – curated by Ming Di

“An (Imaginary) Poetry Reading in Montevideo, Uruguay: A Portfolio of New Writing in Translation” – curated and introduced by Jesse Lee Kercheval

“Mega-City Redux:  Are We There Yet?” – by Virginia Konchan

“Exile II” – by Bronwyn Mills

“‘Most Difficult and Most Necessary’: A Micro(inter)view with Julie Carr & a Portfolio of New Poems” – curated by Lisa Olstein

“Strange Lights: A Micro(inter)view with Matthew Rohrer & a Portfolio of New Poems” – curated by Lisa Olstein

“But Not Untangle: An Interview with Translator Karen Emmerich on Eleni Vakalo’s Before Lyricism” – conducted by Zach Savich

“Otherwise Unnoticed Insights: An Interview with Hayan Charara” – conducted by Zach Savich


Editors’ Selections in Poetry & Prose

Garnett Kilberg Cohen“Space and Time, the Four Dimensions”
curated & introduced by Tony Trigilio

Aaron Coleman“The Great Dismal Swamp,” “St. Who,” & “To whom – to what – do I belong”
curated & introduced by Cassandra Cleghorn

Jessica Garratt“April 15”
curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

Elsbeth Pancrazi“Sasquatch” & “The Interior at Night”
curated & introduced by Megan Levad

Sasha Steensen“Practicing in the Sleepingfields”
curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

Jackie White“Looking South,” “Grief Rows: The Best of 2012,” & “The First Extraction”
curated & introduced by Simone Muench

Jameka Williams“Since I Laid My Burden Down,” “Ignition,” & “Brief Notes on the End of the World, Women”
curated & introduced by Simone Muench


Editors’ Selections in Visual Art

Each artist chosen & interviewed by Elaine Sexton

David Cobb Craig

Lois Dodd

Elana Herzog


Collaborative & Cross-Disciplinary Texts

Emily Anderson & Jen Morris – Three Video Poems: “Rhapsode I,” “Rhapsode II,” & “The Latest”

Jenni Baker & Douglas Luman“Container: An Exhibition of Text Objects & Sculptural Poems”

Kristy Bowen“The Poetics of Ephemera: A Portfolio of Work in the Book & Paper Arts”

Jim Daniels & Charlee Brodskyfrom American Patriot

Mary Kathryn Jablonski & Laura Frare“These past few days of freezing rains”

Sam Taylor  from The Book of Fools: An Essay in Memoir & Verse

Joshua Unikel – Two Visual Essays: “AK Series” & “On Discrepancy”



Daiana Henderson“I saw it snow” and “The guys would leave us behind” – translated by Lucina Schell

Franca Mancinelli“[I worked with death in my heart for a month]” and “[spoon in sleep, the body]” – translated by Allison Grimaldi Donahue

Almaz Myrzakhmet“The Quenching of Bakapai’s Thirst” – Translated by Mirgul Kali

Ángelo Néstore“A Father and His Daughter in the Living Room of a House in the Suburbs” and “A Larger House” – translated by Lawrence Schimel

Mónica Ramón Ríos“Dead Men Don’t Rape” – translated by Robin Myers

The First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize

Judge’s Citation by Cassandra Cleghorn, Kristina Marie Darling, & Jeffrey Levine


Laura Lauth“Because It Is Our Custom Not to Eat Our Dead”

Anne Marie Rooney“Brink”

Susan Tichy“To Speak of One Is to Speak of the Other”


The TQ14 Poetry Open Prize

Judge’s Citation by Denise Duhamel


D. Gilson“My Mother Describes Chemo for Andy Warhol”



V. Joshua Adams“Ends” & “Dream-Work”

Kara Candito“Basic Hygiene” & “Pendulum”

Gillian Cummings“Forgotten Forests in a Land of Little Green” & “At the Council of a Sleepless Solstice”

Ruth Danon“Habitation”

Carlina Duan“Alien Miss”

D. Gilson“A History of My Father as the History of McDonald’s”

Amanda Gomez“Lessons on Bilingualism”

Anita Olivia Koester“Constellation for Ophelia”

Randy Smith“Lookout” and “Learning the Craft of the Land”

Soren Stockman“Here”



Rachel Abramowitz“Our Own”

Kelli Allen“Avoiding the mirror beneath an oak means you disappear, too”

Raphael Dagold“Autumn Drive”

Holaday Mason“Carnival” and “Menopause”

Joshua Martin“Foreign Language”

Kyle McCord“Rain, Steam, and Speed”

Dawn McGuire“Amalgam” and “Ode to a Fragment of an Urn”

Jean Nordhaus“On the Lake”

Arthur Solway“Skin Deep” and “Remembering Steinberg”

Susan O’Dell Underwood“Theodicy”


The TQ14 Prose Open Prize

Judge’s Citation by Nick Flynn


Robin Clarke – from Those Little Anodynes



Joanna Penn Cooper“Battles”

Anne Gudger“In Between”

Geoffrey Hilsabeck“American Vaudeville”

Debra Nystrom“Charms Against Touch”

Amy Penne“Jocasta Got a Bad Rap”

Shelly Taylor“Red”

Artress White“A Lynching in North Carolina”