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2020

Safe Spaces: A Pretty Lie
Editorials on Issues of Poetic Practice by Rachel Custer

Against Art as a Radical Subjectivity
Editorials on Issues of Poetic Practice by Rachel Custer

Songs on the Way to God: A Theory of Poetics
Editorials on Issues of Poetic Practice by Rachel Custer

The Artistic Power of Silence: On Letting Art Speak for Itself
Editorials on Issues of Poetic Practice by Rachel Custer

Special Edition: Experimental Discourse
…are serious offenses, and…
A closet drama in two acts by Anthony Hamilton

How to Love a Headstone
Poetry by Sloane Asakura

The Last of the Gallants
Poetry by Atar Hadari

2021

Salt
Poetry by Amanda Leal

Deer in Fog at Twilight Near Squalicum Lake Road
Poetry by Richard Widerkehr

Democracy has Lifted Up Its Voice
Poetry by Mike Puican

2YC Review: The Works
Poetry and creative prose by members of the Two-Year College Caucus at AWP

Promises
Poetry by Ellis Elliott

Home
Poetry by Amanda Leal

Study of Burkas
A poem by Dana Sonnenschein

The Open Window
Flash vignettes by O.G. Rose

Light in the Cathedral: Russian/English Poems
Poetry in two languages by Andrey Gritsman

2022

Poems for Families
Poetry by Kirby Olson

Mogollon Rim
Poetry by Allisa Cherry

Hanno
Poetry by John-Michael Bloomquist

Poem scrawled on a maize-sheaf for her (last offering)
Poetry and art by Arturo Desimone

The Curve of the Open Page
A poem by Bruce Bond

Murder in the House: The “Nutshells” of Frances Glessner Lee
Poetry by Jessica Purdy

War and Riff
Haibun by Keith Polette

Family Photo of America
Poetry by Lynn Potts

Chester River Reverie
Poetry by Priscilla Long

Salton Sea
A short story by Mike Murray

The Fiddler
Poetry by Tim Hunt

A Balloon Called Young America
Poetry by Jennifer Clark

High Fashion
Featured Collaboration
Poetry by Adjei Agyei-Baah & Fine Art Photography by Jerome Berglund

2023

Rain Comes to the Central Valley
Poetry by Adrienne Pilon

DECIDUOUS
Poetry by Jean Kane

Potter’s Valley Road
Poetry (Americana) by Richard Widerkehr

Old Barn or How Things Go On
Poetry by Penelope Schotte

Nothing To Be Sorry For
Poetry by Lynn Cohen

Small Lantern
Featured Haiga Collaborations
Haiku by Hassane Zemmouri and Photography by Megali Bretou & Bea Bauer

A Sport and a Pastime
Haiku (Americana) by Ron Scully

Night Train
Haiku by Jerome Gagnon

The Aquarian Foundation
Poetry (Americana) by Jeffrey Gray

Once There Was a Way
Poetry by Steve Myers

Local Habitations
Poetry by Edison Jennings

Occasions for Listening (Excerpts from a WIP)
Spencer Silverthorne

2024

California Summer
Poetry by Michael Lee Johnson

 

HOT BUTTON PRESS Contemporary Issues

2023

Lamentations: Icons of War
Arab-Israeli Conflict image-as-poem collection by Tony Brinkley

In Praise of Columbus
Poetry by Kirby Olson

Perseus with the Head of Medusa
Editorials on Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics by Contributing Editor Mick McGrath

Democrats by Trippin’
Editorials on Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics by Contributing Editor Mick McGrath

Let’s Talk About Female Academics
Editorials on Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics by Contributing Editor Mick McGrath

Diversophiles Everywhere!
Editorials on Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics by Contributing Editor Mike McGrath

The End of the “Black Victim” Narrative?
Editorials on Issues of Contemporary Aesthetics by Contributing Editor Mick McGrath

 

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