Issue 18 Summer 2017

Cover & Table of Contents.




Dana Gioia

At the Crossroads

Dana Gioia was selected as the California state poet laureate for 2016–2017. He is the author of four collections of poetry, including Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award. His critical collections include Can Poetry Matter? (1992), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. He has written three opera libretti and edited twenty literary anthologies. He served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009. He holds the Judge Widney Chair of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. His 99 Poems: New & Selected was published in 2016 from Graywolf Press.



Eva Freeman

In Flight

Eva Freeman’s nonfiction has appeared in Quincy Troupe’s Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire. She graduated from Yale University with a BA in English and spent nine years working in network news. After her work in broadcast journalism, she received an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park.



Karen Tei Yamashita

Letters to Memory 

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance, and forthcoming, Letters to Memory, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She received a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellowship and is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.