How to Gut a Book

Moss Burning

Marianne Boruch’s ten poetry collections include the recent title The Anti-Grief (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia last year at the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute, observing the astonishing wildlife to write a book-length sequence, a neo-ancient/medieval bestiary, which is forthcoming from Copper Canyon. The poems in this issue are a part of that collection.

Looking for Signs

Sloth: The Deadliest Sin

David Swanger has published four books of poetry, two chapbooks, and poems in various anthologies and journals. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. His most recent book, Wayne’s College of Beauty (2006), won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize.

The Desperate Mission of Stefan Lux

Job, Too

Nola Garrett’s second book, The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball, was published by Mayapple Press in 2013. Her first, The Dynamite Maker’s Mistress (Wordtech Communications, 2009) is a collection of twenty-seven variations on the sestina form. She writes a monthly blog for Autumn House Press and is Faculty Emerita of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The Whore of Fez el Bali

We and They & Thanksgiving

Living Souls

Scott Russell Sanders lives in the hill country of southern Indiana, where he has written more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Conservationist Manifesto (Indiana University Press, 2009) and Hunting for Hope (Beacon Press, 1998). His most recent books (also from IU Press) are Stone Country: Then & Now (2017), a documentary narrative made in collaboration with photographer Jeffrey Wolin, and Dancing in Dreamtime (2016), a collection of eco-science-fiction stories. He is currently finishing his portion of Ordinary Wealth, fifty brief tales written in response to photographs by Peter Forbes.