Stone Telling

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INTRODUCTION

Rose Lemberg. Introduction: The Generations issue.



POETRY

Erika Peterson. Swamp
When the water came, we were washed away and forgotten.


Francesca Forrest. Old Clothes Golem
Twisted, tied / A dishrag heart / knotted tight / shoved in an old shirt
Athena Andreadis. Mid-Journey
Warmth and comfort are yokes for us
Mary Alexandra Agner. Tertiary
No more woman, never mother, / no mere anything, anomaly.
Jacqueline West. Mother-Die
She is alone, for the first time all day, / or perhaps in days and days
Amal El-Mohtar. The Winter Tree
Bare-boughed, skeletal crookings claw / into my throat


Dan Campbell. moving mom
seven years. every time, seven years-- / seven times seven in desolation
Yoon Ha Lee. Art Lessons
witches' daughters learn to draw / with blackened hearts and sharpened bones
Eliza Victoria. Archaeology
Not satisfied with the sight of bodies placed side by side
Shweta Narayan. Palettes
just can't / breathe, might be -- pain / into green into grey
Samantha Henderson. The Necklace
One piece remains to me: a twisted chunk of copper-gold


Catherynne Valente. The Eight Legs of Grandmother Spider
I will go, / said a double-jointed voice / out of the dark.



NON-FICTION

REVIEW
J.C. Runolfson. Speculating for New Wealth: Diverse Excellence in Goblin Fruit, Apex, and Mythic Delirium

SPECULATIVE POETRY AROUND THE WORLD: HISTORICAL
Athena Andreadis. The Blackbird Singing at the Break of Hellenic Dawn: Sapfˇ of LÚsvos

SPECULATIVE POETRY AROUND THE WORLD: CONTEMPORARY
Lisa Bradley. Litanies in the Dark: The Poetry of Alfonsina Storni

INTERVIEW
Julia Rios. Stone Telling Roundtable: Preservation, Survival, Support
with Eliza Victoria, Erika Peterson, Yoon Ha Lee, Mary Agner, Athena Andreadis, and Lisa Bradley