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Issue 37


A note from the editor

The first order of business in this issue is to thank all those who contributed to this spring’s Connect the Ducts campaign to redesign and modernize our website. With your generosity and help, we reached our goal, and the new redesign is on its way a little later this summer.

Second order of business is to congratulate our arts editor, Jacqueline Bishop, on winning the 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the nonfiction category with her book, The Gymnast; and to welcome our brand new essays editor, Voichita Nachescu. In fact . . 


Highlights From This Issue

Dickson-7-50x50Art gallery: Jacqueline Bishop 
California artist Dickson Schneider critiques values, art world
webb_thumbEssay: Ron Singer 
Prose poems with placemats
THUMB_Handayani_CSMFiction: Eliza Vitri Handayani 
Someplace between respect and desire
 THUMB_DinnerwithAndy_CSMMemoir: Dean Wrzseszcz 
 My dinner with Andy
 kirbyPoetry: David Kirby
 Phony suicide hotline and other poems


Got a face by Robert Smith • Prose poems with placemats by Ron Singer • “My Grandmother was an artist”: an interview with Jacqueline Bishop by Voichita Nachescu
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My Dinner With Andy by Dean Wrzeszcz • Mara by Tiffany Razzano • A Thousand Words by Lisa L. Kirchner
That man in our lives: a novel excerpt by Xu Xi (許素細) • Paris haunts by James Polchin • Someplace between respect and desire by Eliza Vitri Handayani
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Art Gallery
California artist Dickson Schneider critiques values and the art world in his pointed works by Jacqueline Bishop
Falling, sometimes; Night creatures by Katrinka Moore • Phony suicide hotline and other poems by David Kirby • After he calls me a low-hanging fruit; Blackout by Elizabeth Hazen
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