Issue 60

Volume XXXI, Issue #60

From the Editor

Brenda Miller, Letter from the Editor

2007 Contest Winners

49th Parallel Poetry Award 

Luisa A. Igloria, The Clear Bones
(including comments from judge Carolyne Wright)

Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction 

Natalie Diaz, The Hooferman
(including comments from judge Peter Rock)

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction 

Megan Kruse, Ballads
(including comments from judge Phillip Lopate)


Carol Quinn, Chaconne

Greg Rappleye, Orpheus, Gathering the Trees

Lina Chern, Secret Identities

Andrew Frost, Toward Stillness

Andrew Mulvania, Hyla Crucifer

Chris Gordon, Small Increments

Chris Gordon, Every Word I Know

Danielle Aquiline, Letters to My Father

David Axelrod, Parable of Error

David Axelrod, Vassily

Dawn Lonsinger, The Trilling Wire in the Bone

Eleanor Stanford, The Apiary

Erinn Batykefer, Blue B and the Train at Ten O’Clock

Erinn Batykefer, Novena

Erinn Batykefer, Cicada Year

Jae Newman, Collage of Seoul

Jeanine Hathaway, And After This, Our Exile

Jeanine Hathaway, Threshold

Jennifer Militello, History of Siblings

Jonathan Weinert, Spooky Action at a Distance

Jonathan Weinert, To Darkness

Kathleen Rooney, Midwestern Groom: Dream no. 3

Kathleen Rooney, Midwestern Groom: Dream no. 5

Lee Peterson, The Springs of Srebrenica

Marjorie Stelmach, The Errors of Autumn: A Prayer

Martha Carlson-Bradley, Riccioli and the Sea

Martha Carlson-Bradley, Two Seas on the Moon

Mary Crockett Hill, February

Maureen Clark, As It Turns Out

Maureen Clark, Mineral Spring

Melissa Kwasny, Soul

Melissa Kwasny, Earth

Priscilla Atkins, What to Take With You

Priscilla Atkins, Book of My Nights

Robert E. Haynes, Siamese Twin

Robert E. Haynes, Notes for a Funeral in Missouri

Shane Seely, Six Mornings

Su Smallen, Jacob’s Ladders

Su Smallen, Snow that Falls Like Chalk

Craig Blais, Beverly Hills of Korea

Elizabeth Langemak, Exegesis

Elizabeth Langemak, These are the Parts

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Dave Munday Went Over Niagara Twice in a Barrel—and Lived

Creative Nonfiction

Ira Sukrungruang, Thirteen Ways of Looking at Fat

Lynna Williams, The Winter Mute

Miles Fuller, First Words


Kelcey Parker, Falling

Jeffrey Chapman, Great Salt Lake

B.J. Hollars, Robotics


Lee Gulyas, Curious Obsession: an Interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil