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299.2 Spring Issue 2014

299.2 Spring Issue 2014

299.2 Spring Issue 2014 Cover

We honor in this issue James Hearst, nar contributing editor during the ᾽70s and ᾽80s, by celebrating with the James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts their 25th anniversary in Cedar Falls, Iowa, by showcasing art editor Gary Kelley’s illustrations of four Hearst poems. In this issue, we also feature the 14th annual Hearst Poetry Prize winners and finalists. As always, we celebrate Asian American Heritage Month (May in the US) by publishing Asian American writers and artists—Abigail Bautista, Jhoanna Aberia Belfer, Hye Jin Chung, Sharon Hashimoto, Shivani Mehta, Jeannie Phan, and Lee Ann Roripaugh—and reviewing Asian American poetry books.

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Farmer Poet [pastel on paper] • Gary Kelley

Untitled [digital] • Vlad Alvarez

Disturbing Merganser [digital] • Jeannie Phan

Untitled [paper cut and collage] • Hye Jin Chung

Hearst Folio [pastel on paper] • Gary Kelley

Adrift [pen and ink, digital] • Eric Piatkowski

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Ode to Frida Kahlo’s EyebrowsMartha Silano

A Brief Report on Cosmology, Fate & Human FrailtyMark Wagenaar

Ghazal for Emilie ParkerCarolyne Wright

Rejection SestinaF. J. Bergmann

CosmogonyBrittney Scott

The Bus Driver’s WifeSharon Hashimoto

SamsonCasey Thayer

SpringAnn Hudson

CandlingJenifer Browne Lawrence

Ex OdeHeather Altfeld

DeciduousTess Barry

Leitmotif of the MothersJennifer Militello

Rank BitchPatricia Colleen Murphy

MotherChelsea Wagenaar

How to write a love letterShivani Mehta

EatCynthia Wyatt

Lucky to be prettya. j. Hennessy

Marvels of the InvisibleJenny Molberg

Fear and TremblingLindsay Illich

Abandoned Mine Under SnowDavid Salner

BaptismJhoanna Aberia Belfer

Missionary Christa Romanosky

Value of Viewing the BodyRobert Haynes

Driving West at SunsetCarol S. Westberg

The Version in Which I’m the BowmanMegan Peak

MammalsAbigail Bautista

On the Nature of the UniverseBrandon Lussier

The Girl Who Skipped Through a Thorn BushJason Olsen

BalancingIvan Hobson

Letter to a Young Poet; or, Search Committee; or, 36 Dream SongsJoseph Mains

AftermathCindy Veach

Year of the DogJackleen Holton

Your FatherSebastian Paramo

A Theory of HappinessDante Di Stefano

Tantalus by the SeaLee Rossi

QuartersHoward Altmann

Quantum TheoryVictoria Kelly

ChinkMichelle Lin

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Crosscuts: Brief DVD Reviews • Grant Tracey

Synecdoche: Brief Book Reviews Vince Gotera

Paeans: Brief Book Reviews • Anne Drolet

Miscellany

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From the Editors • NAR Staffers Out in the World

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