In this issue

  • Carl PhillipsCarl Phillips is the author of twelve collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Silverchest. His honors, among many others, include the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Theodore Roethke Foundation Memorial Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry. He has four times been named a finalist for The National Book Award.Reconnaissance
  • Thunder
  • Martha SerpasMartha Serpas has published two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche (New Issues) and The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton). Her third, The Diener, will be published by LSU Press in early 2015. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Image, and Southwest Review. A native of southern Louisiana, she co-produced Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. She is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and also serves as a hospital trauma chaplain.Ode to the Grandiose
  • Matthew OlzmannMatthew Olzmann’s first collection of poems, Mezzanines (2013) was awarded a Kundiman Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast and Rattle, among many other journals. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, the Kresge Arts Foundation and Bread Loaf, Olzmann currently teaches at Warren Wilson College and is co-editor of The Collagist.Meditation of a Foot Soldier Nearing Medusa’s Sculpture Garden
  • Build, Now, a Monument
  • Elyse FentonElyse Fenton is the author of the poetry collection, Clamor, which was awarded the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize. Her second manuscript, Sweet Insurgent, won the Alice Fay di’Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her poetry and prose have been published in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Zzyzyva, The New York Times, and elsewhere.The Dinosaurs of My Youth
  • Sweethearts,
  • New Grammar
  • Michael TyrellMichael Tyrell is the author of the poetry collection The Wanted and has published poems in many magazines, including recent issues of Fogged Clarity, The New Republic, and The Iowa Review. With Julia Spicher Kasdorf, he edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn.Letters Written Near the End of the Cold War
  • Matthew NienowMatthew Nienow is a poet and ship builder living in Port Townsend, Washington. His poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Southwest Review, Narrative and Crazyhorse, among many other journals. His work has twice been anthologized in Best New Poets (2007, 2012) and has earned him awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation and Artist Trust. He was named a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellow by the Poetry Foundation.You Want Me to Say It Pretty
  • [In the heart of the canyon was the cause of the canyon]
  • Jay NebelJay Nebel‘s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, Tin House and other journals. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children, and drives a juice truck for a living.Lawns
  • Shopping at Marshall Fields
  • Masturbation
  • Tarn Painter-MacArthurTarn Painter-MacArthur‘s work has appeared in The Columbia Review, Blue Earth Review, Willows Wept Review, and the anthology “Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man.” He’s the recipient of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Award, and the Penny Wilkes Writing and the Environment Award. Currently he lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he’s the Walter and Nancy Kidd Fellow at the University of Oregon.Resurrectionist
  • Daniel DeVaughnDaniel DeVaughn is the executive editor of the arts journal Cumulus, as well as the co-curator of the The Daily Dive, an online forum for the exchange of literature, music and visual art. He holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, and has received fellowships from Sewanee, the Norman Mailer Writer’s Workshop, and the Vermont College of the Fine Arts.Rumors of War