Issue 19:2 OPEN THEME Is Here!

This issue features new poems by Lambda Literary fellow Nora Hikari, Terry Watada, Evan J, and more. Plus, an excerpt from George Elliott Clarke’s War Canticles, as well as a preview of our 2022 Chapbook Award winner. Rosie Long Decter interviews Frankie Barnet on her debut graphic novel. Bill Neumire reviews Garden Physic by Sylvia Legris and I Wish I Could Be Peter Falk by Paul Zits. Artwork by Fulbright fellow Leah Oates from her series Transitory Space.

To read the issue, visit our magazine page and scroll to the bottom. Each poem is hyperlinked to its own page, which you can access if you purchase a digital copy of the issue, or you have a digital subscription. Use the “previous” and “next” buttons to scroll through the issue. Print copies of the issue will be mailed out soon! Order here.

Contributors: Matthias Mann, Nick Visconti, James McKee, Bill Neumire, Ken Norris, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Nora Hikari, Shane Neilson, John Kinsella, Rosie Long Decter, Courtney Bates-Hardy, Mark Neely, Peter Grandbois, Zak Jones, Constance Hansen, George Looney, Leanne Charette, Jan Jorgensen, Caitlyn Alario, Chris Johnson, Caitie L. Young, Bruce Meyer, Frankie Barnet, Ken Victor, Kat Cameron, Terry Watada, Ami J. Sanghvi, Ayesha Chatterjee, Rachel Aviva Burns, Kit Roffey, Evan J, Scott Cecchin, George Elliott Clarke, and Leah Oates! Reviews of books by Sylvia Legris and Paul Zits.