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300.3 Summer Issue 2015

300.3 Summer Issue 2015

300.3 Summer Issue 2015 Cover

This issue is our very first in the nar’s 201st year. As you may know, we have been celebrating our bicentennial all 2015. Back in our 1915 Centenary Issue, editor George Harvey greeted us from the past with a gentle reminder to accept the nar’s legacies and “pass them on, please” to the future nar editors of 2115. You can trace the history of the US by reading the pages of thenar: 11 presidents have appeared in the magazine; 16 Poet Laureates, including the current laureate Charles Wright; such powerhouse writers as John Steinbeck, Flannery O’Connor, Leo Tolstoy, W. B. Yeats, Émile Zola, Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, Rita Dove, and Alberto Ríos; and political figures/thinkers such as Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Eldridge Cleaver. Deeply aware of these legacies, we pass on our own greetings to future NAR editors.

As we do in each third issue we honor Hispanic Heritage Month with Eduardo C. Corral guest editing a section of emerging Canadian poets, Jesse Lee Kercheval’s translation of her own Spanish poem into English, artist Vlad Alvarez, photographer Frank Espada, and Synecdoche reviews of Latino poets.

Art

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Happy Birthday, NAR! [pastel and oil on paper] • Gary Kelley

The Horse Burier [ink and digital] • Clay Rodery

Behind Glass Doors [mixed media digital] • Anthony Tremmaglia

Young Man With Puerto Rican Flag, Washington, DC, 1981 [photograph] • Frank Espada

Untitled [digital] • Jeannie Phan

Untitled [ink and digital] • Catherine Byun

Untitled [digital] • Vlad Alvarez

Fiction

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The Horse Burier • Steven Schwartz

Hog Island • H. E. Francis

No Point Loving What You Won’t See Grown • Valerie Fioravanti

On the Rocks • Jill Birdsall

The Great Lermentov • Ian Randall Wilson

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First HusbandMichelle Cacho-Negrete

Poetry

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Initiations • Lauren Schmidt

Guidelines For Survival • Henry Finch

Father and Son • Chris Haug

Moving Late at Night • Miles Waggener

Emerging Canadian Poets • Guest edited by Eduardo C. Corral and Jim Johnstone

Host • Ben Ladouceur

Misery Index • Ben Ladouceur

Deliverable • Ian Williams

Actionable • Ian Williams

Barbaric Yawp Big Noise Blues • Martín Espada

Mad Love Martín Espada

How We Could Have Lived or Died This Way • Martín Espada

The Murder Weapon • Eric Paul Shaffer

After the Ansel Adams Exhibit • Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Binary • Lauren Hilger

Evening • Jody Bolz

En el boliche Kalima / In The Bar Kalima • Jesse Lee Kercheval

We Don’t Die • Ephraim Scott Sommers

My Friend, the Old Sailor • Brian Swann

Picture of an Indian Girl, Chiapas • Peter Ludwin

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Acknowledging Martín Espada • J. D. Schraffenberger

Synecdoche: Brief Book Reviews • Vince Gotera

Crosscuts: Brief DVD Reviews • Grant Tracey

Past Perfect • Jennifer Case

Miscellany

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