TQ27 Table of Contents

Artwork courtesy of Anna Kaye.

Editor’s Note by Kristina Marie Darling

Editorial Features

A Celebration of New Books:  A Multimedia Roundtable — curated by Mary-Kim Arnold

A Forum on Disability Poetics — curated by Christopher Salerno 

“Memory, distant or recent as the case might be”: A Conversation with Poet & Scholar Roger Craik about His New Book, In Other Days — curated by Kristina Marie Darling 

“I can look back at that living world from a shaded distance”: A Conversation with Rachel Abramowitz & An Excerpt from The Birthday of the Dead — curated by Kristina Marie Darling 

“Life insists on poetry”: A Conversation with Tina Cane & an Excerpt from The Year of the Murder Hornet — curated by Kristina Marie Darling 

Writing, Community, and Empowerment:  A Conversation with Poet & Entrepreneur Cynthia Good – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“Against a nondescript, endless expanse”: A Conversation with Beth McDermott and an excerpt from Figure 1 – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“To define good and bad for themselves”: A Conversation with Maya Sonenberg about Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters & a New Short Story — curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“A revenge upon the intruding grief”: A Conversation with Pamela Wax & an Excerpt from Walking the Labyrinth — curated by Kristina Marie Darling 

“I see experimental poetry as inherently political”: A Conversation with Emma Winsor Wood & an Excerpt from The Real World — curated by Kristina Marie Darling

“Leaving Any Cultural Differences Untouched”: A Conversation with Tana Oshima & A Translation Process – curated by Naoko Fujimoto

“The Arc Moves a Little Upward”:  A Conversation with Victoria Chang — curated by Lisa Olstein

“No Day Arrives Untethered to Other Days”:  A Conversation with Dana Levin — curated by Lisa Olstein 

A Review of Dara Yen Elerath’s Dark Braid — curated by Esteban Rodriguez

“Outside the Circle”: A Conversation with John James & A Portfolio of New Poems — curated by Henk Rossouw

“To acknowledge fracture is to depart from the linear”: A Conversation with Adrian Lürssen about History’s Echoes and the Poetry of Displacement – curated by Henk Rossouw

“To no one but my heart or it to me”: A Conversation with Sarah Arvio about Cry Back My Sea — curated by Tiffany Troy

“Walk I Must”: A Conversation with Susan Bernofsky about Clairvoyant of the Small — curated by Tiffany Troy

“The Dark Side of the Image”: A Conversation with Kristin Bock — curated by Tiffany Troy

“I hear a heron—each of us trying to unfurl our heavy wings”: A Conversation with Katie Marya about Sugar Work — curated by Tiffany Troy

Translating Twisted Tales: A Conversation with Lara Vergnaud about Translating Life Sciences by Joy Sorman — curated by Tiffany Troy

“All the time in the world”: An Interview with Melody S. Gee — curated by Wendy Chen

“Different distortions of this so-called machine”: An Interview with Lucy Zhang – curated by Wendy Chen

Editor’s Selections in Poetry & Prose

Martha Collins“They” & “Conference of the Parties” 
Curated & introduced by Emma Bolden 

Darien Hsu Gee A Portfolio of Poetry 
Curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

Mitchell GlazierA Portfolio of Poetry 
Curated & introduced by Tiffany Troy

Aviya Kushner A Portfolio of Poetry
Curated & introduced by Tiffany Troy

Noel Quinones“Guineitos” 
Curated & introduced by Seth Brady Tucker 

Elizabeth PowellA Portfolio of Poetry 
Curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

Judith SmallA Portfolio of Poetry
Curated & introduced by Tiffany Troy

Rodrigo ToscanoA Portfolio of Poetry
Curated & introduced by Henk Rossouw 

Abigail Ardelle Zammitt“Bush Diary” & “Speak to Me”
Curated & introduced by Kristina Marie Darling

Editors’ Selections in Visual Art 

Each artist selected by Mary Kathryn Jablonski. 

JoAnn Axford

Katie DeGroot 

Anna Kaye

Editors’ Selections in Visual Art

Each artist selected by David Powell.

Outsider/Insider: An interview with Ric Haynes

Timepieces: The Clockworks of Luciana Frigerio

The Visual Vocabulary of Drew Goerlitz: The Poetics of Hidden Information

Collaborative & Cross-Disciplinary Texts 

Michael McKee GreenBios: (1), (2), (3) 

Christine Herzer“Alive” 

Mark McKain“Rough Transformation,” “Jonah’s Last Shot,” “Jonah’s Garden I,” Spring Machine,” “Alpha-Oranism” 


Amanda Auchter“Imaginary Son:  Creation,” “Mary Immaculate,” & “Ubume” 

Ayelet Amittayfrom Testament 

Barbara Berg“Something about vibration...” & “Even in this mess...”  

Kristin Bock & LI HenleyA Portfolio of Collaborative Poetry 

Bruce Bond“Fables” 

Nicole Callihan“Watching the Livestream Dissection” 

M. Cynthia Cheung“The Shores of Babylon”  

Patrice Boyer Claeys“Artichokes” 

Nan Cohenfrom The Lost Notebooks: 11 & from The Lost Notebooks: 13

Stephen CramerA Portfolio of Poetry 

Anjanette Delgado“Fuck the Birds”

H.E. Fisher “My Family Was Organized Around War,” “Arms,” & “Displacement”  

Stefania GomezA Portfolio of Poetry

Cynthia GoodA Portfolio of Poetry 

Carlie Hoffman“Grandfather Reading Celan in Middletown, NY,” “Give the Lake a Moment to Speak About the Horses,” & “After”

Ken HollandA Portfolio of Poetry 

K.T. Landon“How to Rescue the Stunned Bird” 

Alex Mouw“Argument with Orthopedics” 

Barbara Murphy“Our Quiet Spring” 

Genevieve Payne“You Were Beside Yourself” & “Skowhegan” 

Meg ShevenockA Portfolio of Poetry

Marisa Siegel “nothing gold” 

Leigh SugarA Portfolio of Poetry 

Kira Tucker “Total Climate,” “Frontier,” “Edict,” & “Together, We”

Julie Marie Wadefrom This Is Jeopardy!  


Laurie Blauner“Future Notes Under Stones”

Olivia Elle“The Goddess of the Sky” 

Nicole Haroutunian“Three Times I Breathed Other People’s Breath and No One Thought About Death” 

Matthew Pitt“The Reincarnate Word” & An Excerpt from The Be-Everything! Brothers

Peter Prizel“Lviv’s Lions”

B.A. Van Sise“That Others” 

Pearls Gleaming in Broad Daylight: A Celebration of Literary Criticism

Juliana Converse on The Book of Treasures

Ellen Elder on The Lantern Room  

C.W. Emerson on April at the Ruins 

Francis X. Fitzpatrick on Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters 

Elizabeth Strauss Friedman on The Queen of Queens 

Maxima Kahn on The Oculus

Cheryl Passanisi on City Scattered 

Cheryl Passanisi on Walking the Labyrinth

Aline Soules on Blood Feather


Paul Valeryfrom French Leave:  “Cemetery by the Sea” – translated by Cliff Forshaw

The Homeric Hymnists“Hymn to Σελήνη” – translated by Fortunato Salazar

Lee Min-ha“House of Parrots” — translated by Jein Han

Sapphofrom After Words: 53 Versions from Sappho to Claribel Alegría — translated by Steve Kronen

Grzegorz WróblewskiA Portfolio of Poetry – Translated by Peter Burzyński

Wu Xueya“The moon is a leaf falling from the cosmos” – translated by Mimi Chang

Xiao Yin“Lhasa is on another street”Mimi Chang

Zhang Zhihao“Song of the Pumpkin” – translated by Yuemin He