Current Issue

ISSUE 20, SPRING 2023

EXPERIMENTAL & HYBRIDS

RAE DIAMOND
blue now

CANDACE HARTSUYKER
The Silent Film Star Remembers a World Where Faces Mattered

ZEBULON HUSET and KATE STRONG STADT
Buried Poem Triptych 2
Buried Poem Triptych 3

DIANE PAYNE
Belated, Half-Assed Apology
Over the Fence

SUJASH PURNA
only the waters

ALI SAPERSTEIN
Childbirth: Ten Facts and a Spoon

HIBAH SHABKHEZ
Buttoned Up
Velvet Darkness

ANN MCDOWELL WAGNER
the animals

CASSANDRA WHITAKER
Diagram of a Fairy Tale
Self Portrait

SHARNI WILSON
Social Media User

 

 

POETRY

CALLIE S. BLACKSTONE
I do not need tarot cards to predict our future because I am a proficient witch without them
therapist, exorcist

JAMES CHAMPION
Diary of a Floral Delivery Worker, 2021
The Loam

ERIN JAMIESON
Nail Polish

JAYANT KASHYAP
Child, Father

JOSH MAHLER
Details of a Dream
In a Foreign Land

SHREYASHI MANDAL
Gulkand

LONDEKA MDLULI
For Earth
Ukuthwala

ANDREA MOORHEAD 
What a Child Reads

NANCY K. PEARSON
one black pixel
phosphorus

HALEIGH YASPAN
Simpson Forceps, 1910

 

 

FICTION

JONATHAN BENNETT 
What’s Left 

MICHAEL GALAT 
Trick Candles

JANE HERTENSTEIN
Civil War Reenactment

BARBARA LAWHORN 
Field Corn

CHERISSE YANIT NADAL
Someday Find My Time

 

  

CREATIVE NONFICTION

ALYSSA WITBECK ALEXANDER
Latched

MELISSA RIDLEY ELMES
Dark and Twisty With a Side of Optimism

AVIYA KUSHNER
On Burning

RACHEL LAVERDIERE
Toxic Stones

AMY LEE LILLARD
The Masked Woman

 

 

MIRACLE MONOCLE COMPETITIONS

EMILY TEMPLE Winner of The 2023 Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction
Out, Out


CLAIRE PINKSTON Winner of the 2023 Miracle Monocle Award for Young Black Writers
Aubade (Origins of the Blues)

FATIMA ABBY TALL Finalist for the 2023 Miracle Monocle Award for Young Black Writers
A Cow With No Name

 

 

MIRACLE MONOCLE REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

Nettie Farris’s The Alice Poems
Reviewed by Cassidy Witt

Shena McAuliffe’s We Are A Teeming Wilderness
Reviewed by Todd Alan Sikkilä

Kristen Renee Miller’s translation of Marie-Andrée Gill’s Heating the Outdoors
Reviewed by Ayaat Ismail

Carrie Oeding’s I Could Show You A Line
Reviewed by Dylan Williams

Chris Offutt’s Shifty’s Boys
Reviewed by John David Morgan


Eco-Poetry in the Face of Climate Change: A Digital Roundtable 
Interview by Ayaat Ismail (Please note: this item is also available as a digital download

Writing and Neurodiversity: A Digital Roundtable
Interview by Erin Wedemeyer (Please note: this item is also available as a digital download)

 

 

VISUAL ART

BUGZDALE
blue lives matter series

MICHAEL THOMPSON 
Philately series

RONALD WALKER (Cover Artist)
Primitive Suburban series