West Branch 79, Fall 2015

Chaim Ben Avram, David Axelrod, Michael Bazzett, Jessica Rae Bergamino, UrŠka Charney, Adam Day, Timothy Donnelly, Annie Ewaskio, Hazel Foster, Brian Henry, John Fenlon Hogan, Elisa Karbin, John Kinsella, Ruth Madievsky, Carol Muske-Dukes, Alice Notley, Nicole Rollender, Sarah V. Schweig, AleŠ Šteger, Rosanna Warren and Geoff Wyss

Cover art: Prudhoe Bay by Annie Ewaskio, 2014, oil on canvas, 108" x 80"



West Branch 78, Spring/Summer 2015

Drew Calvert, Charlie Clark, Roxane Gay, Benjamin Goldberg, Victor Robert Lee, Shara Lessley, Kevin McLellan, Lisa McMurtray, Lucien Darjeun Meadows, Brian D. Morrison, Benjamin Parzybok, Kasey Erin Phifer-Byrne, Patrick Roscoe, Sasha Steensen, Cole Swensen and Corey Van Landingham

Cover art: Bridge by Mary Lum, 2014, mixed media collage on paper, 11.7" x 9"



West Branch 77, Winter 2015

Michael Bazzett, Wojciech Bonowicz, Laura Bylenok, Duncan Campbell, Anders Carlson-Wee, Lucas Church, Helen Degen Cohen, Piotr Florczyk, Arielle Greenberg, Sophia Heymans, Sasha Laing, Alexander Lumans, Kyle McCord, Luisa Muradyan, Bill Neumire, Sarah V. Schweig, Patrick Whitfill and Cori Winrock. Reviews by Matthew Ladd. Marginalia from G. C. Waldrep, Dan Beachy-Quick, Sarah Kennedy and Justin Boening.

Cover art: Wetlands at Dawn by Sophia Heymans, 2012, acrylic, paper mâché, oil on board, 48 x 60 inches


West Branch 76, Fall 2014

C. Dylan Bassett, Bruce Bond, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Nancy Naomi Carlson, René Char, Christopher DeWeese, Kristin Dykstra, John Fry, Sarah Kokernot, Sonya Larson, Cate Lycurgus, Peter Makuck, Matt Morton, Reina María Rodríguez, Matthew Rossi, Vanessa Stauffer, William Kelley Woolfitt and Nance Van Winckel. Reviews by Daniel Poppick, Sarah Kennedy and Shara Lessley.

Cover art: Koyaanisqatsi by Esteban Cabeza de Baca, 2013, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches


West Branch 75, Spring 2014

Chris Ballantyne, Todd Davis Jehanne Dubrow, Richard Foerster, Bradley Harrison, Leslie Harrison, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Alyssa Knickerbocker, Brandon Kreitler, Michael Lavers, Circe Maia, Karyna McGlynn, Trey Moody, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Alison Pelegrin, Katie Peterson, John Smolens, Analicia Sotelo and Brian Trimboli.

Cover art: Cliffside by Chris Ballantyne 2011, acrylic on paper, 12 x 16 inches.
Courtesy of Holfelt Gallery


West Branch 74, Winter 2014

Poetry by Erik Anderson, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Henry Gould, Kristen Gunther, Richie Hofmann, Allison Hutchcraft, Brandon Krieg, Bill Leech, Michael Marberry, Wayne Miller, Annie Rudy, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Hilary Sideris, Lynn Wagner, Mike White and Abdourahman Waberi.  Fiction by Neil Grimmett, Katy Resch and J. David Stevens. Reviews by Todd Davis and Matthew Ladd

Cover art: Birds on the Side of the Hill by Bill Leech, 2008, mixed media on mylar, 13" x19"


West Branch 73, Fall 2013

Poetry by Traci Brimhall, J.J. Cromer, Cynthia Cruz, Natalie Eilbert, Piotr Florczyk, John Gallaher, David Greenspan, Michael Derrick Hudson, Joan Naviyuk Kane, James Henry Knippen, Amy McCann, Allan Peterson, Taryn Schwilling, Terrell Jamal Terry, and David Welch. Fiction by Naira Kuzmich and Matthew Neill Null. Reviews by Shara Lessley and Sarah Kennedy. Marginalia by Ron Tanner, Matthew Pitt and Carolina Ebeid.

Cover art: Landscape with Tourist by J. J. Cromer, 2012, mixed media on paper, 20" x 30"


West Branch 72, Winter 2013

Poetry by Melanie Challenger, Helen Degan Cohen, Jim Daniels, Heather June Gibbons, Christopher Todd Matthews, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Christopher Lee Miles, Matthew Minicucci, Jeffrey Morgan, Alex Olson, Donika Ross, Peter Streckfus, Phillip B. Williams. Fiction by Mark Brazaitis and Roxane Gay. Essays by Matt Donovan and Regina Drexler. A Poetry Review by Elizabeth Hoover. To A Green Thought: Garth Greenwell on Poetry.

Cover art: Proposal 4 by Alex Olson, 2012, oil on linen, 61" x 43"
Inv# ao173. Courtesy of the artist and Laura Bartlett, London; Shane Campbell, Chicago; Lisa Cooley, New York

West Branch 71, Fall/Winter 2012

Poetry by Paula Bohince, Kevin Craft, Rosalynde Vas Dias, Jehanne Dubrow, Karen Holmberg, Michael Derrick Hudson, Eva Lundsager, Roger Mitchell, Jennifer Moore, Matthew Salesses, Page Hill Starzinger, Adam Tavel, and Nicole Walker. Fiction by Matthew Salesses, Laurie Ann Cedilnik, and Lenore Myka. Book Reviews by Matt Ladd and Joele Bielle.

Cover art: Every There Waiting by Eva Lundsager, 2011, oil on linen, 38" x 34"
Courtesy of Greenberg Van DorenGallery, New York


West Branch 70, Spring/Summer 2012

Poetry by Leslie Adams, Eric Aho, Charlie Clark, Esvie Coemish, Weston Cutter, Alex Fabrizio, Susan Goslee, J. T. Jarrett, Sarah Kennedy, Shara Lessley, Matt Moore, Kathryn Nuernberger, Colleen O'Brien, Jill Osier, Daniel Poppick, Jacques J. Rancourt, Anne Marie Rooney, Corey Van Landingham, Ellen Wehle, and Monika Zobel. Fiction by Leslie Bazzett, Michael Czyzniejewski, Benjamin Reed. Translation: Brian Henry translates Ales Steger. Poetry reviews by Sarah Kennedy. Shara Lessley on Amy Clampitt and the Clampitt House. This Side of the River: A Review of Contributor Books by Ellen Wehle. Recommendations from G.C. Waldrep, Claire Watkins and Shara McCallum

Cover art: Wilderness (1917) [Detail] by Eric Aho, 2008, oil on linen, 40" x 50"
Collection of Tufts University. Photo: Jeff Baird

West Branch 69, Fall/Winter 2011

Poetry by Michael Bazzett, Mark J. Brewin Jr., David Hernandez, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Todd Fredson, Saeed Jones, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Norman Dubie, Leslie Harrison, and Wayne Dodd. Fiction by Marie-Helene Bertino, Sam J. Miller, Jessica Hollander, and Becky Adnot-Haynes. Nonfiction by Mary Quade. Translation: Marie-Hélène Lafon translated by Edward Gauvin. Poetry reviews by Matthew Ladd, Christopher Cunningham, and Will Schutt. Recommendations from Robert Rosenberg, Diana Park and Andrew Ciotola.

Cover art: Rhonda by Brian Novatny, 2005, oil on panel, 16" x 14"

West Branch 68, Spring/Summer 2011

Poetry by Carolina Ebeid, Mike White, Janice N. Harrington, Evan Beaty, Rob Hardy, Sally Wen Mao, Michael Homolka, Shane McCrae, and L. S. Klatt. Fiction by Katherine Karlin, Daniel Torday, Jessica Vozel, and Susan McCarty. Poetry reviews by Sarah Kennedy and Rachel Mennies. Annual Review of books by West Branch contributors. Recommendations from Edith Pearlman, Will Schutt and Cam Terwilliger.

Cover art: Apprehension III by Paul Ching-Bor, 2006, watercolor on paper, 80" x 60" in two panels


West Branch 67, Fall/Winter 2010

Poetry by Michael Bazzett, Jayhn DeWald, Roger Mitchell, Thopre Moeckel, Nick Ripatrazone, Mira Rosenthal, Lee Stern, and Mark Wagenaar. Fiction by Cam Terwilliger and Urban Waite. Translation by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani translate Giampiero Neri. Non-fiction by Teri Carter and Katie Ford. Book reviews by Matthew Ladd and Shara Lessley. "To a Green Thought" by Garth Greenwell. Recommendations from James Harms, DeirdreO'Connor and Ron Tanner.

Cover art: Abundance: Oranges, by Kevin Sloan, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"
Courtesy Kevin Sloan & Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida

West Branch 66, Spring/Summer 2010

Poetry by D. Nurske, Mia Leonin, Joan I. Siegel, Michael Waters, Wendy Mnookin, Carl Phillips, John Hoppenthaler, Philip Terman, Tania Runyan, Maurya Simon, Camille T. Dungy, Christian Campbell, Cornellius Eady, Baron Wormser, Elaine Terranova, Orlando Ricardo Menes, Zara Raab, Jehanne Dubrow, Temple Cone, Rebecca Dunham, Jennifer Habel, Karen Holmberg, James Harms, Pauline Uchmaowicz, Tara Bray, Gabriel Welsch, Melora Wolff, and Chase Twichell. Fiction by David James Poissant and Caitlin Horrocks. Nonfiction by Thomas C. Carlson and Christie Hodgen. Book reviews by Sarah Kennedy and Shara Lessley. Recommendations from Hood, Moore and Waldrep.

Cover art: Nerrivik, by Gina Litherland, 1996, oil on masonite, 30" x 24"

West Branch 65, Fall/Winter 2009

Poetry by Dennis Hinrichsen, Kazim Ali, Hailey Leithauser, Shane McCrae, Christopher T. Matthews, Elton Glaser, Todd Davis, Mary Szybist, Kimberly Q. Andrews, Cindy Hunter Morgan, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Kristen Tracy, Jennifer Boyden, John Bargowski, James Najarian, Charles Harper Webb, Karin Gottshall, and Mike White. Fiction by David Samuel Levinson. Nonfiction by Kelle Groome. Book reviews: Garth Greenwell on Jack Gilbert; Matthew Ladd on Hutton, McDaniel, Derr-Smith and Simic; Piotr Florczyk on Mort, Rozycki and Zeqo; Edith Pearlman on Bauer; Robert Rosenberg on Oz.

Cover art: The Water is Wide (detail), by Mary Jones, 2006, acrylic collage on panel, 16.5 x 16.5
Collection of Cort Chambers and Jan Gratteau. Courtesy of Mary Jones and Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago

West Branch 64, Spring/Summer 2009

Poetry by Tiffany Atkinson, Mark Wagenaar, Mark Wisniewski, Lindsay Marianna Walker, William Jolliff, Charity Burns, T. Zachary Cotler, Harry Humes,William Olsen, Jennifer Malesich, John Gallaher, Christopher DeWeese, Colin Cheney, Ellen Wehle, and Sarah Hesketh. Translation of Bakhyt Kenjeev by J. Kates. Fiction by Michael Hinken, T.L. Toma, Suzanne Greenberg, and Lucy Corin. Nonfiction by Anne Panning and Jared Ward. Book reviews by Sarah Kennedy and Mihaela Moscaliuc. Recommendations from G.C. Waldrep and Ron Tanner.

Cover art: Poble Blanc, by Regina Saura, 2008, mixed media on canvas. 48" x 39"

West Branch 63, Fall/Winter 2008

Poetry by George David Clark, Maggie Smith, Matt Zambito, Nance Van Winkel, Brett DeFries, Doug Ramspeck, Dick Allen, John Estes, Patrick Carrington, Lesley Wheeler, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Ryan J. Browne, Sandy Longhorn, and Colleen Abel. Essays by James Harms and Garth Greenwell. Fiction by Austin Bunn, Joseph Love, N.M. Kelby. Essay by James Harms. Book Review by Matthew Ladd. "To a Green Thought" by Garth Greenwell.

Cover art:Unison, by Lance Morrison, 2008, oil on canvas. 72" x 48"

West Branch 62, Spring/Summer 2008

Poetry by Dorothy Barresi, Cornelius Eady, Robert Hedin, Mark Neely, Christopher Matthews,Roger Mitchell, John Gery, Wayne Dodd, Jean Nordhaus, Joseph Bathanti, Maya Jewell Zeller, Zachary Harris. Nonfiction by J. Malcolm Garcia. Fiction by Christopher Torockio. Book Reviews by Sarah Kennedy and Ellen Wehle.

Cover art: Mystery Skirt, by Kim Frohsin, 2007; ink, acrylic, dry pigment, watercolor crayon, pencil on paper; 10 x 8
Courtesy of the Gallivan Family Collection, San Francisco

West Branch 61, Fall/Winter 2007

Poetry by Deidra Greenleaf Allan, Joelle Biele, Ralph Black, Travis Brown, Jeff Cohen, Linda Cooper, Todd Davis, Rebecca Dunham, Stuart Greenhouse, Robert Herschbach, Harry Humes, Keetje Kuipers, Hailey Leithauser, Juan Martinez, Nathaniel Perry, Harold Quinn, John Rauschenberg, Aleda Shirley, Susan B. A. Somers-Willett, Mark Sullivan, and Michael Teig. Translation by Nancy Naomi Carlson. Fiction by Adam Braver, Edward J. Delaney, and Richard Sonnenmoser. Book Reviews by Carrie Etter, Garth Greenwell, Terrance Hayes, Edith Pearlman and Ron Tanner

Cover art: Golden Row, by Jeff Cohen, 2005, oil on canvas, 24 " x 24"

West Branch 60, Spring 2007

Poetry by Danielle Cadena Deulen, John Gallaher, William Jolliff, John Kinsella, Paul Gibbons, Brian Patrick Heston, James Doyle, Nancy Eimers, Christopher Cunningham, Peter Waldor, and William Olsen. Translation by Magdelena Horvat and Makedonka Bozhinovska. Fiction by Pablo Medina and Rebecca Barry. Nonfiction by David Swerdlow. Book Reviews by Matthew Ladd and Sarah Kennedy.

Cover art: Jenny's Fan, by Harold Reddicliffe, 2006, oil on canvas, 28" x 21"



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