that time won’t let me
Stone Telling 8: Together, Apart is here!
Alex Dally MacFarlane, “Thousands of Years Ago, I Made This String Skirt”
Emily Jiang, “Merciful Deity”
Grá Linnaea, “Their Hearts Like Lock and Key”
Shira Lipkin, “Mushroom Barley Soup: An Invocation”
Kathrin Köhler, “the art of domesticity”
Charlie Bondhus, “Empty Room”
Ching-In Chen, “Love with the Soldier”
Adrienne J. Odasso, “Tables Turned”
Ursula Pflug, “Castoroides”
LaShawn M. Wanak, “I Will Keep the Color of Your Eyes When No Other in the World Remembers Your Name”
Sonya Taaffe, “In the Firebird Museum”
Amal El-Mohtar, “A Circle in Five Strands”
Sofia Samatar, “Snowbound in Hamadan”
Lisa M. Bradley, “A Crack in Its Speak: Fantastic Birds in the Gothic Country Lyrics of Jay Munly”
Review: Brittany Warman, “Unruly Islands, poetry by Liz Henry”
Interview: Julia Rios, Stone Telling Roundtable: Multiple Perceptions with Lisa M. Bradley, Ching-In Chen, Kathrin Köhler, Alex Dally MacFarlane, and Sofia Samatar.
I’ve talked about the creation of my poem “Thousands of Years Ago, I Made This String Skirt” here and I talk more about it in the roundtable. As I say in the latter: “But it is important to me that, in the uneven dialogue between past and present, I strive to locate women and shine a light on them.”
The poems in this issue seem to be about shining lights on people who are often ignored, on narratives that make people in power uncomfortable. It is an honour to be a part of it.