Coltrane

Richard Terrill, professor emeritus at Minnesota State University–Mankato, is the author of two collections of poems from the University of Tampa Press, Almost Dark (2010) and Coming Late to Rachmaninoff (2003), the latter a winner of the Minnesota Book Award. He is also the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz—Terrill plays jazz saxophone—and Saturday Night in Baoding: A China Memoir (University of Arkansas Press), winner of the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the state art boards of Wisconsin and Minnesota, the Jerome Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His work has appeared in journals such as the Iowa Review, North American Review, River Teeth, New Letters, and Crazyhorse.

I Am Learning

Suzi F. Garcia is an editor at Noemi Press, a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, and a representative for the Latinx Caucus. Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming in The Offing, Vinyl, Fence, and elsewhere.

I’m a Guest at the Wedding of Horowitz’s; Farmers, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky—What They Didn’t Say; Balloon Man; Lakehurst; & Sunset

Edward Wilson’s poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Georgia Review, the Midwest Quarterly, Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, the South Carolina Review, and others. His awards include an individual artist fellowship from the state of Georgia, a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He lives in Augusta, Georgia.

This Preparation of All Things Autumnal

Felicia Zamora is the author of the forthcoming Body of Render, winner of the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award (Red Hen Press, 2020); Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017); & in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press, 2018); and Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions, 2018). She won the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse, has authored two chapbooks, and was the 2017 Poet Laureate of Fort Collins, Colorado. Her published works may be found or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, jubilat, Lana Turner, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Nation, West Branch, and others. She is the associate poetry editor for Colorado Review, holds an MFA in creative writing from Colorado State University, and is the education programs manager for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

Annunciation

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing and Publishing at Cleveland State University. She is the author of the chapbooks Ebb (New-Generation African Poets Series, Akashic Books) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editor’s Selection from Bull City Press. Individually, her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, the American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Questions Directed Toward the Idea of Mary

 

Was it the voice you feared, or its shadow?

Did you long for His touch or was suffering enough for you

               to know He was there?

Do you resent my juvenile hungers?

Do you wish for me the freedom

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing and Publishing at Cleveland State University. She is the author of the chapbooks Ebb (New-Generation African Poets Series, Akashic Books) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editor’s Selection from Bull City Press. Individually, her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, the American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Magnolia

Kyoko Uchida’s poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in The Georgia Review, Manoa, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals on three continents; her poetry collection Elsewhere was published by Texas Tech University Press in 2012. Uchida works for a nonprofit organization in New York City.

Machinery

 

My father loved every kind of machinery,

relished bearings, splines, windings, and cogs,

loved the tolerances between moving parts

and the parts that moved the parts,

the many separate machines of machinery.

Loved the punch, the awl, the ratchet,

Robert Wrigley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, lives in the high-mountain woods near Moscow. His eleventh and most recent book of poems is Box (Penguin, 2017).

Memory Care

Nancy Naomi Carlson, a poet, translator, and essayist, has authored eleven titles and translated seven. Her collection An Infusion of Violets (Seagull Books, 2019) was named “New & Noteworthy” by The New York Times. A recipient of two literature translation grants from the NEA, her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and Poetry. Carlson co-edited the recent anthology 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium (Ashland Poetry Press, 2021) and translated Khal Torabully’s forthcoming Cargo Hold of Stars: Coolitude (Seagull Books, 2021). She holds two doctorates and was decorated by the Order of the French Academic Palms. She teaches counseling at Walden University.