Issue XVIFall 2018
Featuring poetry by Kelli Russell Agodon, Emmalee Hagarman, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Wren Hanks, Adrian Blevins, Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Sam Ross, Laura Espósto, Catherine Pierce, Arlene Naganawa, Melissa Studdard, Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad, and Chloe Martinez; short stories by Tracy Winn, Emily Yang, Kell Connor, Claire Solomon, Laurette Folk, Abby Horowitz, C.R. Becker, and Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar; essays by Krista Cristensen, Melissa Stephenson, Kathryn Nuernberger, Tamzin Mitchell, Eleanor Mary Boudreau, Danielle Zaccagnino, Sylvia Sukop, and James Tate Hill; translations of Ismael Ramos from Galacian by Neil Anderson, Igor Barreto from Spanish by Rowena Hill , Ștefan Manasia translated from Romanian by Clara Burghelea, Du Ya from the Chinese by Anni Liu, Adalber Salas Hernández from the Spanish by Robin Myers, and Sophia Parnok from Russian by Rainie Oet; an interview of Krystal Sital by Rajiv Mohabir, and an Intrioview where Lynette D’Amico, David Rutschman, and Joseph Scapellato discuss their work with Kevin McIlvoy; and reviews of Elizabeth Rush by Anna Clark, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. by Toni Jensen, and Jesse Sensibar by Erin Stalcup; music by The Secret Emchy Society; and an Editor’s Note by Erin Stalcup. Cover art: “Untitled” by Devereux Fortuna.
Issue XVSummer 2018
Featuring poetry by Alison Stine, Kate MacLam, Sandra Beasley, Wayne Miller, Paul Guest, Marlin M. Jenkins, Su Hwang, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Franny Choi, Kyle McCord, Savannah Sipple, Jake Skeets, Mary Biddinger, and Iliana Rocha; short stories by Sienna Chapman, Summer Edward, Stefani Wright, Matan Gold, and Rose Skelton; essays by Kelly Dulaney, Aaron Brown, Gail Hosking, Eric Steineger, Matthew Guenette, and Andy Young; translations of Daiana Henderson from Spanish by Lucina Schell, Suzuki Shizuko from Japanese by Brianna Noll, Fina García Marruz translated from Spanish by Katherine M. Hedeen and Janet McAdams, Georges Rose from the French by Bryan Flavin, Silvia Guerra from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval and Jeannine Marie Pitas, and Jorges Arbeleche, Virginia Lucas, and Claudia Magliano from Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval; an interview of Heidi Czerwiec by Justin Bigos; and reviews of Jenna Lê by Rajiv Mohabir and Aimeé Baker by W. Todd Kaneko; and a summer music playlist, curated by the Waxwing editors and interns. Cover art: “Crossing” by Kelly Cressio-Moeller.
Issue XIVSpring 2018
Featuring poetry by Brian Komei Dempster, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Graham Barnhart, Diane Seuss, Meghan Privitello, Kendra DeColo, torrin a. greathouse, Jasmine An, Letitia Trent, Jaclyn Dwyer, Monica Ong, L.I. Henley, Lily Zhou, Michelle S. Reed, and C. Dale Young; short stories by Kara Dorris, Willa Jarnagin, Kami Westhoff, Peg Alford Pursell, Sidney Thompson, Zach VandeZande, Michael Martone, Lawrence Lenhart, and Michelle LaPena; an essay by Anjoli Roy; translations of Irma Pineda from Isthmus Zapotec by Wendy Call, Hadassa Tal from Hebrew by Joanna Chen, Maurizio Castè translated from Italian by Toti O’Brien, Andrea Cote Botero from the Spanish by Olivia Lott, Fabio Pusterla from Italian by Will Schutt, and Sergio Loo from Spanish by Will Stockton; reviews of Cris Mazza by Toni Jensen, Yiyun Li by Corey Campbell, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor by Rajiv Mohabir; and music by A Tribe Called Quest. Cover art: “Ochre Crescendo” by Nat Bransky.
Issue XIIIFall 2017
Featuring poetry by Vievee Francis, Sherwin Bitsui, Leila Chatti, Dan Albergotti, Momina Mela, Patrick Donnelly, Paige Lewis, Karen Skolfield, Brian Michael Murphy, Rebecca Hazelton, Colette Arrand, Rachel Mennies, Sheila Squillante, Janice Lobo Sapigao, and Kamilah Aisha Moon; short stories by Keene Short, Justin Christensen, Grant Currier, Hugh Sheehy, and Frankie Concepcion; essays by Paul Crenshaw, Tiffany Midge, Steve Fellner, Brionne Janae, Jenny Ruth, and Annette McGivney; translations of An Anonymous 9th-century Anglo-Saxon Feminist from the Anglo Saxon by M. L. Martin, Margarita Serafimova from the Bulgarian by the author, Rainer Maria Rilke from the French by James Owens, Marina Tsvetaeva from the Russian by Mary Jane White, Yuan Changming from the Chinese by the author, Bijan Elahi from the Persian by Kayvan Tahmasebian and Rebecca Gould, and Abdourahman Waberi from the French Djibouti by Nancy Naomi Carlson; reviews of Josué Guébo, translated by Todd Fredson, reviewed by Dexter Booth, Erika T. Wurth by Jeannine M. Pitas; and music by Tuby Skinny. Cover art: “Gáagii” by Sherwin Bitsui.
Issue XIISummer 2017
Featuring poetry by A. Van Jordan, Eugenia Leigh, Kelli Russell Agodon, Michael Bazzett, sam sax, Kathleen Helen, Shelly Puhak, Patty Paine, Brandon Amico, Karin Yun, Maureen Seaton, Emari DiGiorgio, Joseph O. Legaspi, Sarah Carson, and Jon Davis; short stories by Sebastian Matthews, Caroline Tracey, Tyler Barton, and Eric Dovigi; essays by Jesse Sensibar, Marcia Aldrich, Melissa Wiley, and Lesley Jenike; translations of Gëzim Hajdari from the Italian by Sarah Stickney, Ana Martins Marques from the Portuguese by Heath Wing, Selva Casal from the Spanish by Jeannine M. Pitas, Larisa Miller from the Hebrew by Yael Massen, Gisela Hemau from the German by Sara Edinger, Hilda Hilst from the Portuguese by Laura Cesarco, and Diego Alfaro Palma from the Spanish by Lucian Mattison; a conversation between Marcie Rendon and Jeff Berglund; reviews of Masha Gessen by Justin Bigos and Colette Arrand by W. Todd Kaneko, and Grzegorz Wróblewski by Leonard Kress; and music by Leyla McCalla. Cover art: “Gauguin and the Bodhisattvas” by Sebastian Matthews.
Issue XISpring 2017
Featuring poetry by Ada Límon, Brynn Saito, Craig Santos Perez, Jen Karetnick, Dilruba Ahmed, Ryan Dzelkalns, Traci Brimhall, Brianna Flavin, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Teresa Scollon, David Kirby, Donna Vorreyer, Willy Palomo, Jeneva Burroughs Stone, and Victoria Chang; short stories by Sidney Thompson, David Rutschman, and Fred Arroyo, and Robin Black; essays by Simone Martin-Newberry, Colin Rafferty, and Joe Jiménez; translations of Pablo Neruda from the Spanish by Tomás Morín, Max Jacob from the French by Sophia Lecker, Javier Etchevarren from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval, and Gérard Macé from the French by Samuel Martin, Cristina Morano from the Spanish by Layla Benitez-James, Osip Mandelstam from the Russian by Don Mager, and Vimala from the Telugu by Madhu H. Kaza and Sitaramayya Ari; a conversation between Toni Jensen and Stephen Graham Jones; reviews of A Caribbean (North) American Poetry Triptych by Rajiv Mohabir, Melissa Yancy by Corey Campbell, and Sun Yung Shin by Grace Shuyii Liew; and music by Dom Flemons. Cover art: “Untitled” by Liz Swibel.
Issue XFall 2016
Featuring poetry by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, A. Anupama, Lindsey D. Alexander, Jess Smith, Albert Abonado, Lisa Summe, claire schwartz, Kristin Chang, Diane Seuss, Lillian Kwok, Michelle Peñaloza, James Hoch, Peter LaBerge, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Danez Smith; short stories by N. D. Rambeau, Nat Akin, and Courtney Craggett; essays by Colin Rafferty, Jen Soriano, Mark L. Keats, and Michael Copperman; essays about translation by Curtis Bauer and Mira Rosenthal; a poem with translation from the Spanish by Raquel Salas-Rivera, translations of Patanjali from the Sanskrit by Kanya Kanchana, Tomasz Różycki from the French by Mira Rosenthal, Mario Mélendez from the Spanish by Eloisa Amezcua, and Jean Follain from the French by Mary Fenney; an conversation between Collier Nogues and Sarah Blake; reviews of Angela Peñaredondo by Vidhu Aggarwal and Hanya Yanagihara by Anna Clark; and music by Hurray for the Riff Raff. Cover art: “Untitled” by Johnny Salas.
Issue IXSummer 2016
Featuring poetry by Rosebud Ben-Oni, Glenn Shaheen, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Fernando Pérez, Jessica Reed, Brionne Janae, Claire McQuerry, Charles Jensen, Susan Blackwell Ramsey, Kenji Liu, Kathleen McGookey, John Fry, and Maggie Smith; short stories by Weston Cutter, Tiffany Midge, and Anna Boshka; essays by Jono Naito and Sejal Shah; translations of Karen Wild Díaz from the Spanish by Ron Paul Salutsky, Dénes Krusovszky from the Hungarian by Genevieve Arlie, Oriana Méndez from the Spanish by Neil Anderson, Flávio de Araújo and Adriana Lisboa from the Portuguese by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo from the Spanish by Carina del Valle Schorske, and Jean Cocteau from the French by Mary-Sherman Willis; an interview with Arna Bontemps Hemenway by Caitlin Horrocks; reviews of Ruth Madievsky by Dexter Booth, and Philip Metres by Candice Amich; music by King James and the Special Men. Cover art: “When the Sun Meets the Moon” by Jerrel Singer.
Issue VIIISpring 2016
Featuring poetry by Janine Joseph, Chloe Honum, Nathan McClain, Maya Pindyck, Laura Da', Kaveh Akbar, Martha Zweig, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal, Paul Otremba, Khaty Xiong, Adam Clay, and Gary Jackson; a special tribute to Jim Simmerman featuring an essay by James Jay, the poetry of Jim Simmerman, and a poem by 2015 Jim Simmerman prize winner Brenna Vanderhayden; short stories by Tracy Winn, Rachel Kincaid, Sam Martone, and Zino Asalor; essays by Katie Cortese and Allison Green; translations of Xenia Emelyanova from the Russian by Katherine E. Young, Anise Koltz and Andrée Chedid from the French by Marci Vogel, Ivonne Gordon Carrera from the Spanish by Cindy Rinne, Maxim Amelin from the Russian by Derek Mong and Anne O. Fisher, Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles from the Filipino by Kristine Ong Muslim, and Yudit Shahar from the Hebrew by Aviya Kushner; an interview with Gary Jackson by Dexter Booth; reviews of Santiago Vaquero-Vásquez by Toni Jensen, Vidhu Aggarwal by Rajiv Mohabir, and Sanderia Faye by Corey Campbell; and music by Father Murphy. Cover art: “Deer Season” by Melanie Webb.
Issue VIIFall 2015
Featuring poetry by Claudia Emerson with introduction by Emilia Phillips, Wesley Rothman, Amorak Huey, Shamala Gallagher, Yasmin Belkhyr, Simeon Berry, Carrie Addington, José Angel Araguz, Jennifer Jean, Kamilah Aisha Moon, James Hoch, Karen An‑hwei Lee, and Nathan Slinker; short stories by Bill Wetzel, Mark Pritchard, Sayeh Homa, and Erika T. Wurth; essays by Erika T. Wurth and Clinton Crockett Peters; translations of Sunthorn Phu from the Thai by Noh Anothai, Antonia Pozzi from the Italian by Alessandra Bava, Javier Etchevarren from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval, Stella Vinitchi Radulescu from the French by Luke Hankins, and César Vallejo from the Spanish by P. Scott Cunningham; an interview with Charles D’Ambrosio by Corey Campbell; reviews of Margaret Noodin by Rajiv Mohabir, Monica Ong by W. Todd Kaneko, and Timothy Yu & Mg Roberts by Grace Shuyi Lew; and music by Girls in Trouble. Cover art: “Madonna of the Katsinas” by Davis R. Maho.
Issue VISummer 2015
Featuring poetry by Rick Barot, Michael Wasson, Maureen Seaton, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Jennifer Givhan, Christine Holm, Gary Copeland Lilley, Claire Wahmanholm, Jon Riccio, Michael Marberry, Gabrielle Freeman, Lesley Jenike, and Beenish Ahmed; short stories by Melissa Yancy, Caitlin Horrocks, David Rutschman, J. Andrew Briseño, and Isaac Kirkman; essays by Heidi Czerwiec, Jane Armstrong, Matthew Olzmann, and Kelsay Myers; translations of Antonio Dal Masetto from the Spanish by Robert Marshall, Javier Egea from the Spanish by Miles Waggener, Arseny Tarkovsky from the Russian by Philip Metres and Dimitri Psurtsev, and Circe Maia from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval; an interview with Craig Santos Perez by Candice Amich; reviews of Fady Joudah by Justin Bigos and Dana Goldstein by Anna Clark; and music by Jacqui Sutton and Danny Ashkenasi. Cover art: “Endure, Durate” by Kristin Grey Apple.
Issue VSpring 2015
Featuring poetry by Patrick Rosal, Ladan Osman, Laurie Saurborn Young, Rodney Gomez, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Shauna Osborn, Jeremy Allan Hawkins, Analicia Sotelo, Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Valerie Bandura, Matt Bell, Sarah Grieve, and Cathy Linh Che; short stories by Rachel Howard, Penny Perkins, and Tom Faure; essays by Tom Faure, Michael Copperman, and Natanya Ann Pulley; translations of Ioulita Iliopoulou from the Greek by Melissa Buckheit, Melanie Taylor Herrera from the Spanish by Christina Vega-Westhoff, Ewa Sonnenberg from the Polish by Katarzyna Jakubiak, and Francisco Urondo from the Spanish by Julia Leverone; an interview with Cathy Linh Che by W. Todd Kaneko; reviews of Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing by Candice Amich, Alina Bronsky by Anna Clark, and Tomás Q. Morín’s translations of Pablo Neruda by Sara Sams; and music from Border Songs. Cover art: “After You Left” by Laurie Saurborn Young.
Issue IVFall 2014
Featuring poetry by Mark Haunschild, Mary-Alice Daniel, Martha Rhodes, Ysabel Gonzalez, Anis Shivani, Kyle McCord, Patricia Killelea, Jim Heavily, Steven Alvarez, Angélique Jamail, Arian Katsimbras, and Landon Godfrey; short stories by Travis Vick, Caitlin Corrigan, Amy Minton, Wayétu Moore, and Cynthia Reeves; essays by Cynthia Reeves, and Casandra Lopez; translations of Javier Peñalosa from the Spanish by Robin Myers, Maya Abu-Alhayyat from the Arabic by Fady Joudah, and Renée Vivien from the French by Cara Dees; an interview with Stuart Dybek by Bojan Louis; reviews of Elissa Washuta by Corey Campbell, Kevin Prufer by Jeremy Bass, and Pablo Miguel Martínez by Lauren Espinoza, and an anthology edited by Anna Clark by Erin Stalcup; and music by Vesica Piscis. Cover art: “Fixing This!” by Eleanor Bennett.
Issue IIISummer 2014
Featuring poetry by Jenny Johnson, Ross Gay, Emilia Phillips, Dexter Booth, Gary Hawkins, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, W. Todd Kaneko, Rose McLarney, and Tarfia Faizullah; short stories by Jon Steinhagen, Donna Miscolta, and C. Dale Young; essays by Nicole Walker, Chip Livingston, and Joe Winkler; translations of Sylva Fischerová from the Czech by Stuart Friebert and Sylva Fischerová, José Manuel Cardona from the French by Hélène Cardona, and Naseer Hassan from the Arabic by Jon Davis and Naseer Hassan; interviews with Jon Davis by Sara Sams and Tarfia Faizullah by Justin Bigos; reviews of Lorna Dee Cervantes by Candice Amich and Roxane Gay by Corey Campbell; and music by Thalia Zedek. Cover art: “The Three Graces” by Jeremy Singer.
Issue IISpring 2014
Featuring poetry by Dana Levin, Evie Shockley, Bruce Bond, Carolina Ebeid, Lisa Russ Spaar, Norman Dubie, Diana Marie Delgado, and Matthew Olzmann; short stories by Michael Martone, Landon Godfrey, and C. Dale Young; an essay by Corey Campbell; translations of Phan Nhiên Hạo from the Vietnamese by Hai-Dang Phan, Nathalie Quintane from the French by Cynthia Hogue and Sylvain Gallais, and Kristín Eiríksdóttir from the Icelandic by Christopher Burawa; an interview with Nick McRae by Rebecca Gayle Howell; reviews of an anthology edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson by Candice Amich, Hannah Arendt by Anna Clark, and James Carlos Blake by Erin Stalcup; and music by Justin Messina. Cover art: “Atlas” by Landon Godfrey.
Issue IFall 2013
Waxwing’s premiere issue, featuring poetry by Joan Naviyuk Kane, Kate Greenstreet, Kara Candito, R.J. Gibson, Ada Limón, Anonymous, Joan Aleshire, and Vievee Francis; short stories by Kevin McIlvoy, and Tiphanie Yanique; translations of Jorge Gimeno from the Spanish by Curtis Bauer, Osip Mandelstam from the Russian by Joan Aleshire, and Omar Pimienta from the Spanish by John Pluecker; an interview with Vievee Francis by Justin Bigos; reviews of Rigoberto Gonzalez by Bojan Louis and Elena Ferrante by Anna Clark; music by Sacco and Vanzetti. Cover art: “Zenzile” by Stanley Rayfield.