In this issue:

Tania James,
author of Atlas of Unknowns

Sandra Novack,
author of Precious

Adam Robinson's

jmww. spring 2009

Editor's Note

High Five:
Things of Beauty

Tania James and Sandra Novack
each discuss their five favorite beautiful, literary things


Pickle Man by Nathan Leslie

People I've Met in Pittsburgh by Karen Lillis

Ballad of the Boxcutters by Rick Levin

Whites in Hot Water by Garrett Socol

Brittle Little Bones by Melanie Love

Court Marshal by John R. Guthrie

Flash Fiction

Pulse of Life by Janice D. Soderling

Who do you think you are? by Bill Rector

Spelunking by Jason Jordan

Salsa Dancing by Jennifer Lee

Sparklers by Kathleen Guenther


Letter to Iphigenia by Doug Ramspeck

There is nearly always by Ed Higgins

Bartering and the Myth of Shells by Laura McCullough

The Monk's Body by George Moore

The Boy From Minnesota by George Moore


Adam Robinson's Telephones


How to Win the Poetry Game: Kay Ryan by Gary Lehmann

Book and Chapbook Reviews

Light Boxes by Shane Jones
(Reviewed by Molly Gaudry)

With Deer by Aase Berg and Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca
(Reviewed by Adam Robinson)

Slipping the Moorings by Susan McCallum-Smith
(Reviewed by Jen Michalski)

Vacation by Deb Olin-Unferth
(Reviewed by Kate Wyer)

Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James
(Reviewed by Catherine Harrison)

Hard Blessings by Patrick Carrington
(Reviewed by Lady Lit Maven)

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