issue 12 (2016)

Collage by James Tate, from the James Tate Tribute in Issue 12. (Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center)

Collage by James Tate, from the James Tate Tribute in Issue 12. (Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center)


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Limited edition Goat Totes, featuring Issue 12's cover art by Kevin Horan.

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FEATURES

PORTFOLIO: DIANE SEUSS
Yes I Levitated
Past Tense (things were, but it’s all a blur)
American Run-On Sentences
Wax Nostalgic
I Look Up From My Book and Out at the World through Reading Glasses
Self-Portrait under Janis’s Shoe When She Sang “Ball and Chain” at Monterey Pop, 1967

A TRIBUTE TO JAMES TATE
Celebrations
Kurt Heinzelman
Dean Young
Ishmael Klein
Rafael Campo
Arisa White
Dobby Gibson
Adrian C. Louis
Dorothea Lasky
Matthew Zapruder
Lee Upton
Lisa Olstein
Archives

NOVEL EXCERPT: CAITLIN HORROCKS
from La Belle Excentrique
Etienne, Montmartre, 1888


POETRY

FRANNY CHOI
furiosa

Comet
Solitude

ARISA WHITE
After Watching Obama Win His First Presidency, We Go See Tina Tuna

KENYATTA ROGERS
Reincarnation
Entry

DENISE JARROTT
Easter Lily: Disclosure
Tea Rose: Union

DERRICK AUSTIN
O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E

KAZIM ALI
Missal
Zephyr
May

CLINT SMITH
For the Taxi Cabs that Pass Me in Harvard Square

SARA JUNE WOODS
ESTRADIOL
Dear Hairless Alice

ROCHELLE HURT
Selfward

MARINA WEISS
Musketaquid

CINDY E. KING
Real Housewife Goes Home


CODY ERNST
Budding Seans


AMARANTH BORSUK
ASMR Poem-Stimulus Test #1


HIEU MINH NGUYEN
Punish


EMMA WINSOR WOOD
road head

JENNIE MALBOEUF
Some Things Have Been Heard Enough

CAMERON AWKWARD-RICH
My little sister is in love with a girl who has our mother’s name.
Everyone keeps talking about having children
Carve a space to hold our mother.

CHRISTOPHER KEMPF
Venice Beach

 

 

NANCY CHEN LONG
Knot-Box, Blood

ANN-MARIE BLANCHARD
Her Majesty the Queen

EMILY VIZZO
Your Down

FATIMAH ASGHAR
Don’t Read the Comments
sitting in my rapist’s old house

CALEB WASHBURN
Apostle Thomas at the Glory Hole

JOHN PAUL DAVIS
Self-Portrait as a Husband

KOKOY F. GUEVARA
Noli me tangere

ANIS MOJGANI
Baltimore

D. A. POWELL
The Last Gasp of My Earthquake Life

Twilight


FICTION

LUCY BIEDERMAN
Trinkets

CHARLOTTE HOLMES
Flood Season

KETTLY MARS trans. ZOE BALACONIS
Lobo

REBECCA BERNARD
The Maw of My Heart

 

NONFICTION

JULIAN SHENDELMAN
Ghost Planet


JAMI NAKAMURA LIN
Dreamscape #8: The Geometry of Wanting and Forgetting


DIANE GLANCY
Why the Rocks Have Ears
 

ART

KEVIN HORAN
Cover Art: “Sherlock #2” and “Carl #1”


MICHAEL REEDER
The Ghost I Used To Be

CORAL SILVERMAN
Mirror Collage

COKE WISDOM O'NEAL
Untitled, from the Blue Nude Series

HEATHER EVANS SMITH
Mold Me

JENNIFER L. BALKAN
Untitled

AMY FRIEND
Parallel
We Are Reflections

ERIK JONES
Mirrors

NATHAN MELLOTT
Cherry Blossoms

EMMA STEINKRAUS
Sundown, Arkansas


JUSTIN PLAKAS
Council

MIKE SMITH
Gate City, VA, 2002