Additional Selections from This Issue

Magnetic Declination by Aimee Baker

The migration of birds
is elemental. Pieces of magnetite
lodged against vessels.
 

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An Interview with Alison Hawthorne Deming

Amy Wright: How would your ideal reader respond to Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit? Alison Hawthorne Deming: More empathy, more curiosity, more appreciation for the importance of animals

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Stone Baby by Kelle Groom

An 82-year-old Colombian woman discovered she had a 40-year-old baby inside. Calcified, stone fist to stone mouth. It’s not the first time. The first sign is an ache. In the x-ray the baby is ghostly

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Shiner by James Braziel

Shiner is the lure in the water reeled back. The body of the lure, whether you choose gold or silver—the fish in our pond like gold—catches light in such a way, that the light gets pushed down to the

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Earthlings by Cindy Veach

On a plane we say souls— / one hundred souls aboard / not the same with cars / as if proximity to earth negates / the idea that we are more / beautiful than matter.

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My Atoms Come from Those Stars by Kirsten Ogden

Yesterday I saw pictures of Pluto photoshopped as the Death Star. / The stars collapsed inside my father’s pancreas. /It took over four hours for the photographs to return to Earth.

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Tried and Failed by Andrew Kozma

All the Niagara barrelers shocked / at their disintegrating shells, / the ships foundering the edge / of the known world, bodies / decorating the deck, barnacles / of ruin, the factories and farms

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