43.1 Winter 2019

Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Matthew McDade, Maureen Langloss, Traci Brimhall, Kwame Dawes, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Rainie Oet, Zach Linge, Leila Chatti, and many more.

This project was supported [in part] by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art Feature

Paintings

Matthew McDade

Fiction

Love in the Time of Brad Pitt’s First Marriage

Maureen Langloss

Nonfiction

Hair Ghazal: An Essay

Traci Brimhall

Argument with My Mother About the Existence of God

Andrew Bertaina

Poetry

Time

Kwame Dawes

Reasonable Doubt

Carl Phillips

Poet Wrestling with Brxght Brxght Xyxs

Rosebud Ben-Oni

Poet Wrestling With Every Night She’d Crucify Herself

Rosebud Ben-Oni

Rainbow Road

Rainie Oet

Next Week’s News

Jessica Yuan

Superbloom

Jessica Yuan

On Medication

M.G. Leibowitz

Another Poem About Pain

Stevie Edwards

A Long, Narrow Mark on a Surface

Kelsi Vanada

Often the Sheep

Lauren Winchester

Eclipse

Nava EtShalom

Two-Day Drive

Bess Cooley

Imaginary Bodies

Jihyun Yun

Utilities

Rome Lisa Hernández Morgan

Once

Gail Martin

Bethlehem on Fire

Philip Schaefer

Methods of Preservation

Michelle Meier

Pershing

Michelle Meier

Ripening

Simon Shieh

Elegy with a Pear in My Hand

Julia Paganelli Marín

Delusions of Reference in a Dark Room

Jennifer Metsker

Kingdom

Esteban Ismael

Self-Portrait

Janice Majewski

How Light the Moon

Maria Martin

I Never Loved All My Parents

Asa Drake

A Man Sleeps, the Skies Move

Millicent Borges Accardi

Perseids Season

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett

Careworn

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett

Harvest

Madeline Simms

We’ll Be Cautious, Take Things Slow, We Tell Ourselves, Each Other

Zach Linge

Masculinized

Zach Linge

Elegy for Reconciliation

J. J. Starr

Staying

Lena Moses-Schmitt

Denial

Kelli Russell Agodon

Boody Mary, Bloody Mary

Dave Lucas

Etiology

Leila Chatti

Odalisque (Polaroid Taken One Day Before the Surgery)

Leila Chatti

Depersonalization

Leila Chatti

February Letter to Ghost Mother

Leila Chatti

Interviews

The Heart of the Drama: An Interview with Alice McDermott

Christofer Johnson

Notes on Contributors