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Field. Body. Country.
Volume 20 (2017-2018)

Editors
Mary François Rockcastle (Executive), Meghan Maloney-Vinz (Managing), Katrina Vandenberg (Poetry),
Sheila O’Connor (Fiction), Patricia Weaver Francisco (Creative Nonfiction) .

Assistant Editors
Savannah Brooks, Jennifer Hildebrandt, Sara Krassin, Jennifer Manthey

Assistant Managing Editors
Danielle Bylund, Sophia Myerly

With gratitude to the students of the Editorial Board.


CONTENTS:

FICTION

 
How I Came To See the World  TYLER McANDREW
Gull Man  KATHLEEN COSKRAN
Backseat Rider  SUSAN POWER
Third Person  CELIA LASKEY
The Bookstore  JEHANNE BEATON
Threat Response  LINDA MILLER
Silens Nox  SEAN McCARTHY
 

POETRY

 
Chorus Girl  MAYA WASHINGTON
Contrition  ANDREA HOLLANDER
There’s Nothing Wrong  DEBORAH KEENAN
The Saint of Childhood Says No to the Dreamland Tree  DEBORAH KEENAN
With Julia in the Milk Bed  EMILY TUSZYNSKA
Will of a Prince  ED BOK LEE
On the River after the Sun Goes Down  ATHENA KILDEGAARD
Joy, Apoptosis  MICHAEL SCHMELTZER
Recuerdoes (Souvenirs)  WENDY BROWN-BAEZ
Snapping Turtle on Loneliness  NOAH DAVIS
You’re the deciduous forest  JONATHAN GREENHAUSE
International Adoption Story: It Didn’t Begin  PAIGE RIEHL
Adoption: Becoming the Verbs  PAIGE RIEHL
Illuminated  LESLEY WHEELER
Ventriloquist  ESTEBAN RODRIGUEZ
Between  ANGLEA TORRES
Fall Dead, Limb  MARY JO THOMPSON
All Saints  JOHN SIBLEY WILLIAMS
The Wild Plum  WILLIAM JOHNSTON
After Thou-Less  BETH MARZONI
Mornings, When the Stars Pack Up Their Bells  JENNIFER BULLIS
The Smallest Chores  LISA HIGGS
Late Radius  LEE COLIN THOMAS
Transmutation Ode  ANN KENISTON
Late August, Uncomplicated by Desire  MELANIE RICHARDS
Airport Finches  GABRIEL SPERA

 

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

 
Alive Girl Walking  ANGELA MORALES
Manning up in the 21st Century  MICHAEL KIESOW MOORE
An Essay in Verse  BENJAMIN NAKA-HASEBE KINGSLEY
Another Way  STEPHEN HARVEY
On The Other Side  KATRIN AREFY
Verdure  MARJORIE HAKALA
Flower Moon: A Wisconsin Books of Hours  ALISON TOWNSEND
 

MERIDEL LE SUEUR ESSAY

 
What Wonder Can Do  AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL

 

WATER~STONE REVIEW POETRY PRIZE

 
Aftermath  CHELSEA DINGMAN

 

INTERVIEW

 
With Nick Flynn  PATRICIA WEAVER FRANCISCO & CHRISTOPHER VONDRACEK

 

FEATURE 

Snapshots  ROBERT HEDIN
  

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 
The Lens Looks Back  BARRIE JEAN BORICH
The Rainbow and the Body  STAN SANVEL RUBIN

 


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