Vol. 38, No. 1 & 2, Summer/Fall 2021

About the Cover

About the cover and photographer
Alaska wild rhubarb, Fairbanks, Alaska. © 2021 Kate Wool.

Kate Wool is a Fairbanks-based photographer. Her images have been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. Her publications include Americans for the Arts, The Washington Post, The Art Newspaper, Politico, and Together We Rise, by The Women’s March Organizers and Condé Nast (Dey Street Books, 2018). In 2018, Wool received the Ruth Lister Feminist of the Year award for her gun safety activism.



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Table of Contents


Like a Bomb Went Off Kristopher Jansma


Another Castle Mackenzie McGee
Volunteers Nathan Curtis Roberts
The Monsoon Days Jonathan Starke
Goldfish Ada Zhang
Trapped in a Cave Matt Greene
The River Passage Heather Monley
American Lady Laurie Baker


Ambivalent Things Jehanne Dubrow
Sinkhole Dawn Davies
The Boy Who Lives Upstairs Jane McCafferty
The Narratives We Give and Take Alex Chertok
To Outline the Moon Kirsten Reneau
Amass Jai Dulani
Unspeakable Sara Eliza Johnson


The Memorist Bruce Bond


Chris Martin Sings Shiver & I Shiver: A Poem for Madam Vice Pres-ident Felicia Zamora
Career Day Lara Egger
Poem after Egon Schiele’s Painting Self-Portrait as Saint Sebastian
What Begins Danusha Laméris
Blue Note
On the Condition of Being Born Mathew Nienow
The Art of Confounding Chaos Sarah Brown Weitzman
My Daughter, Talking about Boys Gary Fincke
Came a Sickness Peggy Shumaker
Do Not Resuscitate
Prom Gown John Bargowski
Namesake Triptych Marie Tozier
Gullible Hope Anne Coray
Here It Is Olena Kalytiak Davis
Particle Accelerator John Lunberg
When Painters Started to Believe
‘What You See Is What You Get’ Didi Jackson
The Problem with Glaciers Charles Rafferty
Weather Report Melissa McKinstry
Dissociation Brandi Nicole Martin
Daughter Of E.V.E. [E-Vivo Uterine Environment] Sasha Stiles
Stupid Virtuous One
Steelhead Craig van Rooyen
The Thermopolium Dorianne Laux