TQ20 Table of Contents

John McVey.  detail of mis-scanned photograph of “Cobblestone and brush dam of Fresno Canal, Kings River”
from Harvard copy of USGS Water-supply and Irrigation Papers no 18 (1898)
(since corrected by Google)

Editor’s Note by Kristina Marie Darling

Editorial Features

“Magic Sand: Fairy-Tales, Technology, and Feminism – A conversation with Andri Alexandriou” — by Andrea Applebee

“In the Empty Theatre: An Interview with Mary Jo Bang & a Portfolio of New Translations”—curated by Nancy Naomi Carlson

“An Experimental Formalist: A Conversation with Alan Michael Parker” —curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“Creating subversive work empowers me: A Conversation with Brenna Womer & a Folio of Poems”—curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“Una traición más alta: Contemporary Mexican Poets” – edited by Jesse Lee Kercheval and Ezequiel Zaidenwerg

“A Personal Remembrance: Kamau Brathwaite” – by Bronwyn Mills

“This Is What I Would Say if My Own Experience Had Happened to Me: A Micro-Interview with Sally Ball” —curated by Lisa Olstein

“The Way a Map Is a Unit of Time: A Micro-interview with Traci Brimall” —curated by Lisa Olstein

“An Extravagant Permission: A Micro-interview with Chad Bennett” — curated by Lisa Olstein

“To connect figures of isolation and affliction: An Interview with Andrew Hungate” – conducted by Zach Savich


A Special Forum on Poetics: “Poetic Language & the Outside”

“Speaking in Tongues: Poetry and the Residues of Shared Language” by Daniel Tiffany

With Responses By:

Caroline Bergvall
Mike Chasar
Jos Charles
Alexis Chema
Michael Davidson
Jeff Dolven
Edgar Garcia
Rob Halpern
Kate Lilley
Heather McHugh
David Nowell-Smith
Sianne Ngai
Eugene Ostashevsky
M. NourbeSe Philip
Sean Pryor
Lauri Scheyer
Susan Schultz
Barry Schwabsky
Tyrone Williams


Editors’ Selections in Poetry & Prose

Sarah Haas“On Self-Regard”
Curated & introduced by Victoria Chang

Joanna Luloff“Escape”
Curated & introduced by Seth Brady Tucker

Linda Masi“American Visa”
Curated & introduced by Seth Brady Tucker

Emily Rosko“When You Say You Wish You Were Dead,” “Course & Ripple” & “The Marks”
Curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

G.C. Waldrep“OVATOR”
Curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

Nancy Woo“Third Culture” & “The Line Between”
Curated & introduced by Victoria Chang


Editors’ Selections in Visual Art

Each artist chosen & interviewed by Elaine Sexton.

Johanna Goodman

John McVey

Robert Shultz


Collaborative & Cross-Disciplinary Texts

Kristy Bowenfrom unusual creatures

Laura Frare & Mary Kathryn Jablonski“Nightjar”

Elisabeth Frost & Dianne KornbergA Folio of New Collaborative Work

Ryan Mihalyfrom B-Flat Clarinet Fingering Chart

Alexandra Huddleston & Robert Huddleston“Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin”



Kirsten Allio“Dunes” & “Swan Point VII/Noah”

Threa Almontaser“Muslin Madonna” & “Robbery”

Lilly Beshore“If I Had Known, All the Time Left”

Holli Carrell“Paradeisos”

Nicole Cooley“After My Mother Dies, I Crave the Seventies”

Gillian Cummings“House of No Memory”

Denise Duhamel“The Gun”

Rachel Blau DuPlessis“Diaries”

Jennifer Firestone“Photograph”

Gabrielle Frahm-Claffey“Eulogy”

John Gallaher“Architecture 18: Method Acting” & “Architecture 19: You Are in the Ghosts”

Nicole Caruso Garcia“The Exterminator”

Christian Anton Gerard“Moonshine”


B. Fulton Jennes“Ghazal: To a Wild Child, Grown,” “Black Bread,” & “Eating Dinner, After You Died”

Julia B. Levine“Hast thou not poured me out,” “Psalm with Lung Cancer,” & “God Speaks from the Almond Orchard”


Emilie Menzel“I Approach and Notice” & “Ellis”

Sarah Kathryn Moore“Witchtending”

Catherine Pierce“Burrowing Crayfish Ode”

Raena Shirali“on projection,” “the mountains recall the myth,” & “daayan looks to the earth”

Sasha Smith“Adularesce”

Renee Soto“Road Trip: Sight Seeing”

Sasha Steensen“Given”

Leah Tieger“Baby’s First Word” & “Poem with Two Mothers”

Kelly Weber“Abstinence” & “Aroace Girl: Plainsong Elegy”



Willian Auten“Dioramas”

Laurie Blauner“Everything Is Everything Else”

Julia Cohenfrom Freak Lip: “Try to Relax Your Body”

Jeff Frawley“The Malavenda Season”

Elaine Little“She Broke”

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter“Bird = Escape”

Sasha Steensen“The (Un)Familiar Essay”


Paula Abramofrom FIAT LUX – translated by Dick Cluster

Daniel Calabrese“The Soundless Songs” and “Method for Calculating Time” – translated by Katherine M. Hedeen

Hui Di“Poetry and Life”, “Five Stanzas,”, “In the Country Fed by Lies,” “Magnolia,” & “Han Palace in Autumn” – translated by Miroslav Kirin

Şükrü Erbaş“Eclipse of the Moon,” “Almond Tree, Two Children, Bee Eaters,” & “Take the Green Windows” – translated by Derick Mattern

Alex Simões“thousand&Thanatos” & “while i listen” – translated by Carolyne Wright