Art Feature

from Evidence of Time Past

A Trace

Editor’s Note

From the Interregnum


How to Speak to a Police Officer

Gorky at the Movies

A different kind of elsewhere


Double-Check for Sleeping Children

High Sun

Situation Cards

Now Pray: Notes on a Separation

Ivo Of

Oral History of the Lansing Motors Second Annual Truck Touch (as transcribed by Lisa Poole, Assistant Manager)


The Other Girl

A Brief History of Bang

Conversations with Scott

Ever River


Self-Portrait of the Stolen Body

Walking the Fields

(Letter to a Dead Lover)

By Maria Attanasio

Translated by Lisa Mullenneaux


A Few Men, a Few Ropes, Power Saws

The Desire Path

rain with fantail snipe

By Ulrike Draesner

Translated by Iain Galbraith

Extinction Event #6

Ode to Adam Rippon’s Butt

A Machine Designed to Hunt Mammoths

Variation on Romance in the Time of Famine

Third Journey

Mere Atmosphere

After the Festival


Lament for the Maker


The Sea Urchin

By José Emilio Pacheco

Translated by Cynthia Steele

Over the Waves

By José Emilio Pacheco

Translated by Cynthia Steele

Our Lady of the WIC Check


Floating Kayak in a Storm


Medusa Takes the Stand

Habits of Adornment

Street at Noon

By Tue Sy

Translated by Nguyen Ba Chung & Martha Collins

The Wreck of the Unnamed

Traces found and brought to light. Disquieting images by cover and portfolio artist Sandra Brewster catch the mood of our times—a mood echoed throughout the issue in work by our most attuned and expressive writers. Stories by Uzma Aslam Khan and Kirstin Allio lay bare the subjective costs of separation, while Bailey Gaylin Moore and Donald Quist offer a unique and relevant dialogue-essay in “How to Speak to a Police Officer.” Other stories, essays, and hybrid pieces discover new urgencies in the perennial, while the energies of invention shine out from poems by Brittany Cavallaro, Benjamin Garcia, Cyrus Cassells, Shara McCallum, and many others.

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