Jim Fisher | THE BEAST IN THE GARDEN

THE BEAST IN THE GARDEN “Mountain lion tours Gourmet Ghetto” —Berkeleyside (headline), August 31, 2010 Pecking and pecking at the chicken-coop wire The chicken cannot hear the chicken-keeper; Eggs fall apart; their shells cannot hold; Loose embryos are spilled into the world, The bloody yolks are spilled, and everywhere Sustainable ingredients are spoiled;…

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TABLE OF CONTENT

POETRY

FROM THE VALLUM CHAPBOOK SERIES

  • Jan Zwicky, from STRING PRACTICE
  • Yusuf Saadi, from SONNETS ON A NIGHT WITHOUT LOVE

INTERVIEW

ESSAY

  • James W. Wood, Perspectives on New Poetry from Britain and Ireland

REVIEWS

  • Julie Mannell, A Map of Violence: Jordan Abel’s INJUN and the Failures of the Western Library
  • Bill Neumire, A review of Margo Wheathon’s THE UNLIT PATH BEHIND THE HOUSE \ A review of Dane Swan’s A MINGUS LULLABY
  • Megan Callahan, A review of Laurie D. Graham’s SETTLER EDUCATION

ART

  • Andrea Minini, Artworks from the PREDATORS AND PREYS and ANIMALS IN MOIRÉ series

ADDITIONAL DIGITAL CONTENT

POETRY

INTERVIEW

  • A nonpartisan Conversation with GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE

REVIEW

  • Kian Vaziri-Tehrani, A Review of John Sibley Williams’ DISINHERITANCE
***Select poems are available to read online. To read the full issue, purchase 13:2.