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jmww anthology VI is here!

This best-of our 2011 online issues includes Mike Meginnis, Heather Fowler, Cooper Renner, Kathleen Rooney, John Minichillo, and more! You can order it HERE!!!!! (or go to "Print" on our menu bar)

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An Interview with Jessica Anya Blau (by Michael Landweber)

An Interview with Michael Kimball (by Celeste Sollod)

An Interview with Marion Winik (by Danielle Ariano)


Michael Landweber's We

FLASHMOB Contest Winners!


Dear —,
by Rachel Van Blankenship

You In the Suit Who I've Cornered in an Empty Street
by Nathan Alling Long


The Sangha
by J. Barook

Drifting Naked
by Sarah Segal


2013 Poetry Chapbook Competition!

Northern Lights
by Brad Efford

Remoteness From the Present
by James Grinwis

Truck Picture, 1962

With the Lights of Houses Flashing By in the Darkness

In a Diner Somewhere in America, One Dope Dealer Teaches Another the Importance of Knowing When to Finish a Story

Last Things
by Roy Bentley

Harbor Island
by Michael Diebert



by Jeremy Penna

Scar Poem

New North Pole
by Jen Coleman

Stopping by the Drugstore for a Bag of Pink Razors
by Amorak Huey

Rain Regulations

An afterthought in an unread history

Trying to make fig leaves appealing

The Taco Platter Inferno Bowel of the Desert
by NW Hall

Scene Likely Needed

In Transit
by Matthew Harrison

In Your Class Reunion Dream

In Your Casino Dream
by Michael Diebert

Lucifer Falls, New York
by Amy Nawrocki

To the Max

Illness and Fluctuation

Andy's Palm Reader
by Stephanie Barber

It Is Immense
by James Grinwis

About Young People

Balloon Animals
by Dorothy Chan


A Weighing of the Heart

Birds, Paradise
by Kevin Krause

A Visitation
by Jessica Pierce


Christine Stewart: MFA My Way

The Art of Ekphrastic Poetry

Meg Tuite: Exquisite Duet

by Anna March/Ben Tanzer

future tense/Drunk Sonnet
by Peter Schwartz/Bill Yarrow

Book Reviews

The Girlfriend Game by Nick Antosca
(Reviewed by Scott Carpenter)

Bones Buried in the Dirt by David Atkinson
(Reviewed by Jacob Budenz)

Mother Ghost by Casey Hannan
(Reviewed by Melanie Page)

Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today by Tracy Diamond
(Reviewed by Joseph Young)

Fun Camp by Gabe Durham
(Reviewed by Scott Carpenter)

This Time, While We're Awake by Heather Fowler
(Reviewed by Ashley Begley)

Crapalachia by Scott McClanahan
(Reviewed by Jacob Budenz)

Virgins and Tricksters by Rosalie Morales Kearns
(Reviewed by Raychel Rapazza)

Woman Without Umbrella by Victoria Redel
(Reviewed by Barrett Warner)

Mating in Captivity by Nava Renek
(Reviewed by Barrett Warner)

I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying by Matthew Salesses
(Reviewed by Mike Tager)

Or Something Like That by Bud Smith
(Reviewed by Jacob Budenz)

At Times I Almost Dream by Amy E. Yergen
(Reviewed by Melanie Page)

jmww Poetry Chapbook Contest!

We are now welcoming submissions for our inaugural poetry chapbook contest, to be judged by Oliver de la Paz. The winning poet will receive $500, plus publication and 5 letterpress-cover copies of the chapbook. Deadline: October 1, 2013; Entry fee: $15.

For guidelines and submission information, please visit our submission manager. Entries open on June 14, 2013.

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