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Issue No. 28

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

Some people may know the pleasure of spending a weekday morning doing precisely what I have just finished doing: reading, one after another, a collection of short stories, essays, poems, and interviews from and about writers all over the country and set in places as disparate as a Midwestern college campus, a Korean bath house, a Southern Sunday school classroom, and a night-blackened national park, a collection adorned with little bits of wisdom and imagistic beauty and written so well that I forgot for a couple hours that this was a weekday morning, that by now the layer of unread e-mails is as deep as the screen is high, and that surely at this moment my students are pacing back and forth in front of my office door, writing in their minds a snappy e-mail about my unavailability.

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Poetry

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On Hearing a Childhood Playmate Is On Death Row, Early Spring

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Even a Glacier is a Rolling Thing

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Coma

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Abstraction IX, 1916

Fiction

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The Ambassador’s Wife

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The Salvaged

Nonfiction

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Bright Night

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Study Bible: The Heuristic Heretic

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Artwork – Issue No. 28

Interviews

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An Interview with Nina McConigley

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An Interview with Robert Boswell