*Our hearts go out to all those suffering in California. Through the end of November, we are donating 25% of the proceeds from this issue to recovery efforts.
What matters in this world? We are all always asking this question whether we realize it or not, and it's a brave act to honestly and intentionally hold this question. The words and images gathered in this issue do just that—giving space for the writer, artist, and reader to ponder our mortality and our meaning in this life together.
You'll find Paula Harris' winning poem from our 2018 Poetry Prize, which begins "you will dig me from the earth with your bare hands, in order to resurrect me" and the runner-up poem by Clemonce Heard, titled “Our Hands are Bowls of Dust.” With stunning fiction, nonfiction, art, and more lovely poems, we explore how we are all formed by the earth and eventually and sacredly return to it.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
you will dig me from the earth with your bare hands, in order to resurrect me, Paula Harris
Our Hands Are Bowls of Dust, Clemonce Heard
In This Village, Renia White
Dream Joy, Jessica Hincapie
Drawing the Wire Horse, Kendra Langdon Juskus
Winterberries II, Kevin McLellan
Trying to Get My Body Back, Jen Stewart Fueston
In early spring before leaves have taken place, Lary Kleeman
Marsyas Returning, Shangyang Fang
Type Two, Benjamin Gucciardi
City of Refuge, Matthew Landrum
After Your Illness, I Think of the Perseids, Emily Ransdell
The Queen’s English, Seema Yasmin
Homonyms, Jihyun Yun
Diane, Just a Little Longer, Rainie Oet
The art of Kris Vervaeke
The art of Vanessa Hall-Patch
The art of Sarah Jane
The art of Aaron McPeake
Terrible Knives and Things That Float, Anne Visser Ney
The Gathering, David Desjardins
The Piano Student, Kira Archibald
Cover art by Vanessa Hall-Patch.