Brian Culhane has new or forthcoming work in Slate, Literary Imagination, Salamander, Memorius, Southwest Review, Sewanee Review, PN Review, and Plume. His first book, The King's Question (Graywolf), won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson Award. He teaches at an independent school in Seattle.
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Volume 33, Number 1 & Number 2