Willow Springs 54

Fall 2004

Featuring poetry, prose, and translation by Emma Howell, Melissa Kwasny, Peter Markus, Emperor Li Yu, and more. The issue also includes Alison Stine’s “Kabul Lion,” winner of the 2004 Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award, Joan Michael’s “Establishing Witness,” winner of the 2004 George Garrett Fiction Award and an interview with Melanie Rae Thon.

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Alison Stine Swimmers
Robert Wrigley Simone
George Eklund On a Sunday Sixteen Miles Deep in the Woods
A.J. Rathbun Sufficiently Past Melancholy
Sarah Busse First Letter to Sylvia
Emma Howell It Is the Morning of the Day of Bleach
Leading Me
Parallel Flight
William Olsen The Unspeakable Where
Winter Beginning with The Jerry Springer Show
Melisaa Kwasny Reading Novalis in Montana
Joames Grabill Hieroglyphic under the Fir Trees
Mark Dawson Remembering Her
Andra Smith-Hansen Winter Mill Yard
Last Shift
Lance Larsen Reading Old Diary Entries
Adam Hammer What Really Happened to Miami
The Quarterly Review Journal Review
Paul Jumps Every Day
James Doyle The Bride, the Oyster, and the Singing Red Fish
Daneen Bergland When Despair Becomes a Kind of Weather
Bill Bogart Poor Dog

 Poetry in Translation

Emperor Li Yu From Prison
  (trans. Francis Blessington)


Jesse Murphree Amnesia
T.J. Beitelman Rumination
Peter Markus The Moon Is Girl’s Heart
We Make Mud
Michael Martone Contributor’s Note

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award

Alison Stine Kabul Lion

George Garret Fiction Award

Joan Michael Establishing Witness

AWP Intro Award Winners

Lauren Goldstein Rhythm and Numbers in a Florida Kitchen
Penelope Schwartz Robinson All Hands
A Conversation with Melanie Rae Thon