Issue 57: Mend


Issue 57: Mend investigates what needs to be mended, who does the mending, and how we might mend. As Megan Merchant writes in her poem “Mammography,” “Not all things heal when left alone.”

Featuring the Janet B. McCabe prizewinning poems by Laura Budofsky Wisniewski, Yvette Siegert, Hajjar Baban, and Betsy Sholl.

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 This issue releases early December.


Readers' Notes
David Armand
Jamie Buehner
Diane Englert
Denise Frame Harlan
Brenna Gautam
Fay Loomis
Joanna Pendleton
Kerstin Schulz
Claire Taylor
Charles Venable

In Another Dream Where My Father Apologizes, Hajjar Baban
Today, Chaun Ballard
Frequency and Pitch, Jennifer Barber
Kingdom, Charley Gibney
All Day the Stars, Catherine Abbey Hodges
For the Millions, Suzanne Lummis
Mammography, Megan Merchant
Postpartum, Samuel Piccone
The Sparrow in the Banquet Hall, Betsy Sholl
Papier-mâché, Yvette Siegert
Reversal, Samuel Ugbechie
The Difference Between a Year and a Lifetime, Laura Budofsky Wisniewski
Proposed Amendments to the Definition of Mend, David Wright
The Heart As Parabola, Haolun Xu

Greetings from Salonika, Peter Newall

Alterations, J. C. Elkin
How to Leave Paradise, Charlotte Gullick
Food for Me, I Am Food, Beaumont Sugar

Visual Art 
The art of Pinky Bass
The art of Rachel Breen
The art of Delita Martin
The art of Jim Melchert
The art of Mark Newport


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