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West Branch: The Print Magazine

front cover of West Branch Spring/Summer 2016, Vol. 81

West Branch is a thrice annual magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

Founded in 1977 and housed at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, West Branch publishes a fall, winter, and spring/summer issue each year. West Branch is funded by Bucknell University and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. West Branch is printed and bound in the USA by McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., and distributed by Ingram Periodicals, Inc. ISSN: 0149-6441.

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Cover art: Three Girls by Kreh Mellick. 2014, gouache on paper, 21" x 22"

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West Branch Wired

West Branch Wired is a distinct extension of our thrice annual print magazine. Issues are released in October, February, and June of each year, slightly in advance of the corresponding print issues. Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are exclusive to WBW. Book reviews and columns run in both WBW and the print magazine.

Our Staff

Editor, G. C. Waldrep

Managing Editor & Book Review Editor, Andrew Ciotola

Stadler Associate Editor, David Winter

Associate Editors
Jessamine Chan, Carrie Messenger, Martha Park, Matthew Pitt, Bill Riley, Hasanthika Sirisena, Cam Terwilliger

Contributing Editors
Dan Beachy-Quick, Jane Brox, Larua van den Berg, Garth Greenwell, Sally Keith, Shara Lessley, Dana Levin, Dinty W. Moore, David St. John, Ron Tanner, Brian Teare

Advisory Editors
Paula Closson Buck, Christopher Camuto, Shara McCallum, Deirdre O'Connor, Chinelo Okparanta, Robert Rosenberg, Joseph Scapellato

Editorial Interns
Lesley Markevitch, Jackson Pierce-Felkner

Editors Emeritus: Karl Patten, Robert Love Taylor, Paula Closson Buck

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Camille T. Dungy chooses poetry selections Gerardo Pacheco, Cedar Brant and Tafisha A. Edwards.

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Untitled (detail), by Sara Willadsen. 2015, laser cut paper, graphite, charcoal, found materials, acrylic on paper, 22" x 30"

Issue 81, Spring/Summer 2016

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Cover art: Untitled (detail) by Sara Willadsen, 2015, laser cut paper, graphite, charcoal, found materials, acrylic on paper, 22" x 30".


Sara Chuirazzi '16 and Daniel Barnum '17 talk with West Branch contributor Gina Franco.

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