TQ21 Table of Contents

Ellen Wiener, Red Tower, 10.75 x 7.5 inches, ink, oil, pencil, wax, digital ink jet and gold paste on Awagami paper.

Editor’s Note by Kristina Marie Darling

Editorial Features

“Poetic Justice, Poetic Care: A Chorus” — by Andrea Applebee

“The Primal Wound: Viewing and Reviewing Personal History” – a conversation with Megan Galbraith and a folio of hybrid writing – curated by Emma Bolden

“The Transmutation of Fire: An Interview with Michael Prior” – curated by Wendy Chen

“‘A much-needed sense of joy’: A Conversation with Geoffrey Gatza about Writing, Publishing, and Fiction for Young Readers” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“Brand New Spacesuit: A Conversation with John Gallaher & A Folio of New Work” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“‘I want to drown in poetry’: A Conversation with Johannes Goransson & a Folio of New Work” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“‘We have responsibilities to our stories: A Conversation with Writer & Artist Amalia Melis” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“American Faith: A Conversation with Poet & Editor Maya Popa” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“Banff Literary Translation Centre: A Celebration” — curated & introduced by Jesse Lee Kercheval

“Fragments of the vanishing speech: Contemporary Slovak Poetry” — curated by Lucia Duero and Jesse Lee Kercheval

“New Collections of Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus” – curated by Dora Malech & Katherine Hollander

“The Corporeal Nature of the In-Between: Identities and Migration in Grace Talusan’s The Body Papers” – by Shannon Nakai

“The Conditions that Make Our Story Possible: A Conversation with Cassie Donish” – by Zach Savich


Editors’ Selections in Poetry & Prose

“The Desert Doesn’t Know” & “Love Lyric” — by Jessica Abughattas
Curated & introduced by Victoria Chang

“Restorations” — by Rebecca Morgan Frank
Curated & introduced by Simone Muench

“Short enough to be interesting, long enough to cover the subject.” — by Heather McHugh
Curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

“Pandemic” & “Pandemic (Reprise)”Nils Michals
Curated & introduced by Seth Brady Tucker

“All Our Lazy Sundays,” “Waiting for the Sun,” & “A Few Examples from the Catalogue of Love”Brian Turner
Curated & introduced by Seth Brady Tucker


Editors’ Selections in Visual Art

curated & introduced by Elaine Sexton

PANDEMIC PORTFOLIO: A Special Feature of artwork by TQ contributors, and a few invited guests, made during the early months of self-confinement


Collaborative & Cross-Disciplinary Texts

Chloe Honum & Jacob Shores-Argüello — Two Poetry Films: “Birthday at Motel 6” & “At the Garden Inn in Blytheville, Arkansas”

Mary Kathryn Jablonski & Laura Frare – A Collaborative Film: “Five Easy Pieces”

Ryan Mihaly & Karolina Zapal — A Collaborative Poem & Performance: “Kwarantanna | Quarantine”


With contributions by:
Mary-Kim Arnold
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Danielle Dutton
Amy E. Elkins
Camille Guthrie
Lucy Ives
Ashley Lamb
Poupeh Missaghi
Lisa Pearson
Chet’la Sebree



Hala Alyan“Rehearsal”

Kaveh Bassiri“Practice Exercises”

Julie CarrA Folio of Poetry

Gabriel Fine“Ars Oblivionalis”

Elisa Gabbert“Malice & the Unknown”

Lauren Hilger“Apostasy” & “In Her Study”

Hannah Hirsh“Arts de Vivre,” “A Problem of Perception,” & “Winter Précis”

Christen Noel Kauffman“Meditation on Burning”

Aaron LoPatin“Fragments of a Prayer: I II, IV”

Ayrton Lopez“Intensive Care”

Jenny Minniti-Shippey“Poem with Ghost and Aloe Vera” & “how much absence the body can hold”

Brianna Noll“This Servant of God Does Not Have a Mind of Peace.”

Jeffrey PethybridgeA Folio of Poetry

Doug Ramspeck“the brothers’ one true home is inside their bodies,” “the geography where the boys live includes an unlatched gate” & “there is inside the boys a trajectory”

Michael Robins“In Lieu of Flowers”

Sharanya Sharma“god, i know why the bhagavad gita is only ever told to us through a charioteer” & “my name won’t fit inside this poem’s gut”

Stephanie StricklandA Folio of Poetry

Matthew Tuckner“What I Was”

Jane Zwart“The Consolations”



Denise Duhamel & Julie Marie Wade“Square One” & “Second Person”

Greg Emilio“Negroni (and Eros) the Bittersweet: A Fugue in Forty Tasting Notes”

Lise Goett“All Lit From The Ground Up: An Essay on Poetics”

David Harris Gershon“Orbital Reflector”

Carol Guess & Susanne Paola Antonetta“The Desk”

Brandon Shimodafrom Tomb Model of a Noble’s House


Juan Arabia“The Bund” – translated by Gwendolyn Osterwald

Margarita Ardasheva“Tamara Khristoforovna” — translated by Maria Guzenko

Agustín Cadena“The Dream Team” – translated by Patricia Dubrava

Jacqueline Goldberg“Dublin” & “Transverse Maladies” — translated by William Blair, with Consuelo Méndez

Helena Granströmfrom The Possibility of Love — translated by Kira Josefsson

Aleš Šteger“Thirst” & “Lullaby” — translated by Brian Henry

Tue Sy“Sitting in the Graveyard” & “Refrains for Piano” – translated by Nguyen Ba Chung & Martha Collins