Issue 66

Contents: Volume XXXVI, Issue 66

Brenda Miller Letter from the Editor

2012 Contest Winners

49th Parallel Poetry Award

Linda Bierds Judge’s Comments
Anna Marie Craighead-Kintis The Bosque Burns on the Feast of John the Baptist

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

Sheila Bender Judge’s Comments
Anittah Patrick The Math

Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

Robin Hemley Judge’s Comments
Dalia Rosenfeld Swan Street


Kathryn Hutchinson Survival Skills
Slow thinking is intuitive and wooly
Amy Miller Why She Writes Sonnets
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum Perseus
Ira Sukrungruang Out the Mouth of Toads
Hadara Bar-Nadav I am Only Home When
Rabbit (Rapid)
Simone Muench Wolf Centos
Peter Kahn Tiger Lily
On Seventeen Years of Teaching
Jen Dempsey The Hand
How to Bluff
William Flowers The Form or the Presence
Maureen Clark Routine
B-Flat Fridge
Kate Asche Fold
Red Poem
Susan Rich Blue Grapes
Sugar, You Know Who You Are
Albert Garcia Tomatoes on Interstate 5
Heather Sellers Elegy with Plant Sitter
Traci Brimhall And Again I say Rejoice
Ruth Foley Mill
Michele Santamaria Panamanian Diary
The Iconography of Small Houses
Melissa Kwasny Moon of the Visible Nests
Sentience of Rocks
Marcia Popp You Can Sit Over There
Kelli Russell Agodon Because This Will All Work Out
Shadowboxing Andy Warhol
Chris Souza Like Water
Nicole Stellon O’Donnell Lyric Confesses
Necessary Premises
Donna Pucciani Interior Landscapes
Loose Ends

Creative Nonfiction

Matthew Gavin Frank 60 Declarative Sentences about Oaxaca City, Mexico
Patti Crouch Sea Change
Krista Eastman Coupling
Gary L. McDowell Bricks by Type
Aaron Alford Dead Man’s Land


Bess Winter Elegant Proof
John Matthew Fox The Trail at the Bottom of the World
Allyson Armistead Doomsday


Brad Johnson Ibis at Dusk
The Tractor
Sherard Harrington She Walks Alone
John Mullennix Party Time
Lorraine Healy Violette
Pete Madzelan Winter Refuge


Cover Art: Woman With Her Dog by Dale Gottleib
The cover is acrylic on wood panel from a series of people and their beloved pets.

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