4:2 THE DESERT

 

 

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POETRY
In the formation of ice…
ERIC MILLER Soul surpassing north
JANE HIRSHFIELD Jasper, Feldspar, Quartzite
ANDREW MOTION The Choice

In the formation of sand…
RUTH DAIGON Mother of Alphabets
PATIENCE WHEATLEY Dougga
SONJA DUNN Haiku: Tunisia
IAIN DEANS In the Desert Outside Jeddah
DAN WYLIE Desert Aubade
RUPERT M. LOYDELL Close the Door on Glory
JAN JORGENSEN The Mojave: Valley of Fire
LISA GORDON Madame Bovary as Desert Island Imago
LANDIS EVERSON Sentencing
ANDREW BAILEY Serâb
SHARON HARRIS Deserter
IAIN BRITTON At the site of the future I light a fire
STEPHEN WATSON On the Great River
ROBERT ASHBERRY Music
JOHN MANN Sad 10, Happy 0, Mr. Mann
DEE RIMBAUD In a House of Fire \ A Rain of Roses
JOSHUA AUERBACH Phamtom \ Absolutio
MICHELINY VERUNSCHK The Painful Presence of the Desert trans. Rosângela Vieira-King \
A presença dolorosa do deserto with Dorianne Laux
RICHARD PAUL SCHMONSEES The Human Ashtray
JON THOMPSON II (Desert Script)
STACY CARTLEDGE III/iii
CAROLYNE WRIGHT Inventory of Your Desk
HELEN ZISIMATOS Mikhael
RAJLAKSHMI DEVI Love is Solitude trans. by Mithi Mukherjee and Caroline Wright \
Hope \ High Hopes trans. by Carolyne Wright with Swapna Mitra-Banerjee

VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY
first place
MICHAEL TRUSSLER

Four Windows
second place
JOHN B. LEE

That's Enough
honourable mention
SHAWN FAWSON

Ferry

ESSAY
JOHN KINSELLA Line Breaks and Back-Draft: Not a Defence of a Poem

REVIEWS
MONIKA LEE Collected Poems by Paul Auster \ drift by Kevin Connolly
NITA PRONOVOST Thirty-Seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences by Jan Zwicky \
Elegy by E.D. Blodgett
MAXIANNE BERGER The Infinity Sessions by T.R. Hummer
HELEN ZISIMATOS District and Circle by Seamus Heaney

VISUAL ART
SANDI WHEATON

61 Chrysler \ Pony Express \ Saguaro Crossing \ Signs of Life \ Totem Pole and Yei Bi Chei \Pinto Mountain Road \ Road Runner's Retreat

LAURA EDNA LACEY

Hindu Woman Outside her Village Home \ My Muslim friend Di and her son in their home, where I spent a day and two Nights



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