It’s a struggle to encompass a history even of the last six months. TPJ began quarantine with an online reading and then retreated into editing mode for this volume. Our editors did what many did. We don’t even have to say it, because you already know. You did it too, in your own formula composed of some subset of the infinite variety of relationships between health, emotions, and economics. This volume pulls poetry out of all this. Puts poetry back into all this. Pulls us all out of this. Puts us all back into all this. Ignores all this. Obsesses over all this. Makes a home in all this. Seeks a home beyond all this.
––from intro, by Jordan A. Y. Smith
Poetry and Translations by:
Oshima Takeo (trans. Jordan A. Y. Smith), Marco Harnam Kaisth, Durell Smith, Eugene Ryan, Keijiro Suga, Leah Ann Sullivan, Acochua (trans. Jordan A. Y. Smith), Todd Silverstein, Steven Karl, K. V. Twain, Sasa/Marie (trans. Jordan A. Y. Smith), Alijaž Koprivnikar, Gale Acuff, Carl Walsh, Nora Kirkham, Michelle Egan, Hirata Toshiko (trans. Eric E. Hyett and Spencer Thurlow), Polchate (Jam) Kraprayoon, Cynthia Abdallah, DAH, Alan Price, Joy Waller, Chay Canceran, Michael Frazier, John Solt, Jeffrey Johnson, Taylor Mignon, Barbara Roether, Barbara Summerhawk, Hachikai Mimi (trans. Kyoko Yoshida)
Prose by Ryo Michiko (trans. Hana Pivinskaya and Mideki Fernando)
Reviews of works by Yamaguchi Tsutomu, Meg Eden, Keijiro Suga, Yoko Danno, and Kiriu Minashita
Art by Jason Scuderi and Inka Piironen
Cover art by Onishi Takashi