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Why the Whale?

Poet and translator Guillermo Parra was born in Cambridge, MA in 1970 and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His most recent translation is the novel The Conspiracy (Pittsburgh: Sampsonia Way, 2014) by the Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno.

from Philadelphia (Freedom Song)

Gina Myers is the author of A Model Year and Hold It Down, both published by Coconut Books.


Sara Deniz Akant's work has appeared in CutBank, jubilat, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. She is the author of PARADES (Omnidawn 2014), LATRONIC STRAG (Persistent Editions 2015), and BABETTE (forthcoming from Rescue Press this fall). She lives in New York.

The Dream’s Navel

Clayton Eshleman’s “The Dream’s Navel” is the concluding poem in Penetralia a new collection of poems to be published by Black Widow Press in the spring of 2016. This summer Black Widow will bring out the 650 page Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2010;  this fall Wesleyan will publish A Sulfur Anthology based on the 46 issues of Sulfur magazine Eshleman edited from 1981 to 2000.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2015

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