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300.2 Spring Issue 2015

300.2 Spring Issue 2015

300.2 Spring Issue 2015 Cover

As we do in each year’s second issue, we honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by publishing Asian Americans: Catherine Byun, Sharon Hashimoto, Karen An-hwei Lee, Jennifer Santos Madriaga, and Kevin Phan. Also this issue’s Synecdoche column reviews books by Filipino American poets Barbara Jean Reyes and Luisa A. Igloria.

This issue also features English translations of six Chinese poems and concludes with a Past Perfect column on Chinese translation by Stephen Haven.

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Out of the Darkness . . . SPRING! [mixed media] • Gary Kelley

Buenos Aires [charcoal and digital] • Anthony Tremmaglia

Nothing Is Always the Same [ink and digital] • Clay Rodery

Lakeside Hollow [ink and digital] • Catherine Byun

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Buenos Aires Brady Richards

Nothing Is Always the Same • Brian Fitch

Lakeside Hollow • Bridget Bentz Sizer

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The Boxing Day Wave • Amanda Morris

A Paper Trail • Caroline Sutton

The Persistence of Poetry [Past Perfect] • Stephen Haven

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Aleister Crowley Lipogram Michael Kriesel

Atelier Mai Schwartz

Dead HummingbirdFrank Piano

Man in FlowerBrian Patrick Heston

InvocationL. J. Morin

Lost Boys of the Upper Great PlainsJoe Wilkins

Our Baby Is a Sesame SeedNathan Renie

Pslam 2014Raphael Dagold

The Song Asked If My Ears Were on StraightSusan Firer

TranslatorAlex Vartan Gubbins

I don’t imagine embracing my father,Diane Seuss

Hidden CitiesLiz Glodek

To Erlinda: Fifty Years LaterSharon Hashimoto

Big HairHolly Karapetkova

Cold Rock (MKE Remix)Christine Holm

Brief History of Midwestern CivilizationJeff Gundy

The Archeology of Music Tobias Wray

Paper or Plastic Cathryn Cofell

I Take a Break From Scoring the SATKaren Craigo

Advice to My Daughter, a Sonnet John Guzlowski

A Day in the Life Robert Nazarene

4 Epistles to Mother Earth (Pt. 4)—Hummingbirds Kevin Phan

Café Whispers Lisa J. Cihlar

Notes to my Mormon Grandmother Marianne Kunkel

Let Me Accept This Life Lan Lan / Tr. Stephen Haven and Li Yongyi

Loss • Lan Lan / Tr. Stephen Haven and Li Yongyi

Twilight • Yang Jian / Tr. Stephen Haven and Li Yongyi

Dusk • Yang Jian / Tr. Stephen Haven and Li Yongyi

Trees Grow Lively on Snowy Fields • Mo Fei / Tr. Stephen Haven and Li Yongyi

Where Youth Is Not, You Begin • Mo Fei / Tr. Stephen Haven and Li Yongyi

I Heard They Were Queer for One Another • Bradford Tice

Spandex Tim Krcmarik

Sandhog • Nick Kolakowski

Mycene v the Transcendent I Metta Sáma

Althea Maceo J. Whitaker

My first heartbreak • Bridgette Bates

A Short Autobiography of Perfume Karen An-hwei Lee

Cleveland, I do not love you Jennifer Santos Madriaga

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