Our Summer 2019 Issue is here! Featuring Essays by Lisa Gruenberg, Ruth Hoberman, Susan Fox Rogers, Jillian Weiss, Daniel Vollaro Fiction by Sarah Kokernot, James Leaf, Kirsten Sundberg Lustrum, Mi-Kyung Shin, Ashley Wurzbacher Poetry by William Brewer, Fleda Brown, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Agustín Lucas, Alain Mabanckou, Circe Maia, Airea D. Matthews,
So the girl balled up her fist to keep the thirty-seventh president safe and stuck it away. Like having the White House in your pocket.
Here it is not like that: it’s a company of trees, and all are undoubtedly dead.
Today I and the unhooded bird
that sits on my head
are looking in different directions,
Laura Cesarco Eglin’s poem, “Makeover,” appears in Michigan Quarterly Review’s Summer 2019 issue. Blue lipstick in remembrance of days of intense cold of nails turning blue and lips to match when she’s tired she applies eyeshadow where the bags under her eyes should be, she
“Are they gone?” Danny gasps. He is still a heap on the platform, motionless except for the heaving of his chest.
“Nope,” I say. “We’re gonna have to wait.”