Issue 52

Volume XXVI, No. 1, Issue #52


From the Editor

Brenda Miller, Letter from the Editor


Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

Laura Kalpakian, Judge’s Comments

1st Place Winner: Morgan McDermott, Clear Coat

2nd Place Winner: Erin Gieschen, What Magically Appears

49th Parallel Poetry Award

Mark Doty, Judge’s Comments

1st Place Winner: Kerri Webster, Winter, Noun

2nd Place Winner: Kathryn St. Thomas, Coming to Terms

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

John D’Agata, Judge’s Comments

1st Place Winner: Ander Monson, Index for X and the Origin of Fires

2nd Place Winner: Eula Biss, The Only Professional Player of the Toy Piano, Margaret Leng Tan



Kathleen Glasgow, Movie

Elizabeth Knapp, Interview with an Echo

Albert Goldbarth, How I Want to Go

Albert Goldbarth, The Insufficiency

Clare Rossini, South End Love Poem

Clare Rossini, The Roses of Hartford

Finley Evans, The Ventriloquist’s Wife’s Tale

Jill Mortell, Egg

Lisa Gluskin, Against Smoothness

Suzanne Hancock, Notes on the Day He Learned to Swim



Mary Bailey, It’s Going to Be Another One of Those Days