2016 Pushcart Prize Edition – Contents

INTRODUCTION, Bill Henderson

MISS ADELE AMIDST THE CORSETS, Zadie Smith

SINGER, Maxine Scates

VISION, Tiffany Briere

SNOW WHITE, Chloe Honum

YELLOW CLAW, Lucia Perillo

TELREF, Edward McPherson

SNAPSHOT, Kurt Brown

THE AGE OF SKIN, Dubravka Ugresic

MUDFEST, Marianne Boruch

THE BRANCH WAY OF DOING, Wendell Berry

ADVERTISING, John Challis

SH’KHOL, Colum McCann

BROKEN CUP, Margaret Gibson

WANDERLUST, Laleh Khadivi

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, Morgan Parker

JESUS RAVES, Jordan Kisner

LOVE POEM, Michael Marberry

ARTIST’S STATEMENT, James Hannaham

THE AUTISTIC SON, Scott Morgan

MAP-READING, Richard Bausch

PORN, Dorothea Lasky

FOUR-WAY STOP, George Singleton

MY FATHER’S LAUNDRY, Sue Ellen Thompson

FATHER JUNIPERO ADMONISHES A BIRD, Poe Ballantine

TEMPLE GAUDETE, Lisa Russ Spaar

THE WEAVE, Charles Johnson

VERNACULAR OWL, Thomas Sayers Ellis

FEAR ITSELF, Katie Coyle

FIRST SNOW, Andrea Hollander

THING WITH FEATHERS THAT PERCHES IN THE SOUL, Anthony Doerr

PICTURE OF A RIVER, Julia Story

PARADISE COVE, Lisa Lee

THE JOINS, Chana Bloch

THE KNOWLEDGE GALLERY, Joanna Scott

WAIST, Afaa Michael Weaver

THE CHILDHOOD OF THE READER, Joyce Carol Oates

from A TILT IN THE WONDERING, Nicole Brossard

BURY ME, Allegra Hyde

WHITE LILIES, Rachel Rose'

PAST THE ECONOLODGE, Brandon Hobson

A SINGLE DELIBERATE THING, Zebbie Watson

HOLI: EQUINOX APPROACHES, Raena Shirali

A RING OF BELLS, Catherine Jagoe

SONG FOR PICKING UP, Tony Hoagland

MEZZO, Kate Petersen

THE SOLDIER OF MICTLAN, Rigoberto Gonzalez

TRAIN TO HARBIN, Asako Serizawa

WAITING FOR RAIN, Ellen Bass

FOOD AND WORKERS SAFETY ACROSS THE GLOBE:
A NERVOUS AND INCOMPLETE CASE STUDY, Wendy Rawlings

EVERY MACHINE HAS ITS PARTS, Bob Hicok

HOLLYWOOD AND TOADVINE, Christian Kiefer

BOMB, Daniel Lusk

VARIATIONS ON A PSALM, Edward Hirsch

WHAT HAPPENED TO US?, Dan Chaon

MIGRATION INSTINCT
Keetje Kuipers

CONSTANCE BAILEY IN THE YEAR OF MONICA LEWINSKY, Sarah Vallance

HOLY NIGHT, Dan Albergotti

LONG BRIGHT LINE, Josh Weil

A COTTONY FATE, Jane Hirshfield

THE ORANGE PARKA, E. A. Durden

IMMIGRATION, Kevin Prufer

HELL, Meghan O’Gieblyn

THE CLOUD, Ann Beattie

DEATH DEFIANT BOMBA..., Lilliam Rivera

WINTER, 1965, Frederic Tuten

PROJECT FUMARASE, April L. Ford

THE TRUE SEER HEARS, Barbara Hurd

NIGHTMOVERS, Perry Janes