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In this issue: reality TV, jar-smashing, texting, empty nests, unrequited love, filmmaking, caregiving, outsider art, a yellow fever epidemic, book organizing by sector, and more.

In this issue: birthday cake, auctioneering school, the 2018 Hawaii false missile alert, a male masseuse in Kanagawa Prefecture, a love performance, the winner of the 2019 David Hamilton Prize for Iowa Review Alumni, and tributes to Connie Brothers.

In this issue: toes, 362.28 in the card catalog, a portfolio of fantastical and surreal writing and artwork, a tenure review gone awry, and the winners of the 2019 Iowa Review Awards.

In this issue: jellyfish, a guide to surviving weddings, the U.S. border crisis, a bad grandma, Arthur Russell, sloths, improv, and mannequins.

In this issue: filk music, basketballs and tennis balls, trees with hands, the U.S./Mexico border, an ’80s Detroit dance party, and the winners of the 2018 Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans.

In this issue: cyanotypes, a giant hedge, nuns with tattoos, food carts, a divorcée in pumps, Naima Coltrane, an ode to the dumbphone, Charlottesville, and the winners of the 2018 Iowa Review Awards.

In this issue: spring training in Arizona, Black magick, pronouns and sentence diagrams, a shrinking man and a henchman, ramen, Krazy Kat, and an interview with Robyn Schiff.

In this issue: punctuation, LeBron James, post-Katrina paintings, an affair in Park Slope, motherhood, the son of Batman, a Leo like Jackie O, and the winner of the inaugural David Hamilton Prize.

In this issue: pugs and Ms. Pac-Man, growing up in Pittsburgh, wedding parties, bodies and boundaries, an archived interview with James Alan McPherson, one mother's last wish, and winners of the 2017 Iowa Review Awards.

In this issue: reporting from war zones, orange spray paint gets ugly, alopecia, visualizing Walter Benjamin's Arcades, breakfast and dinner in verse, Japan during the 2011 tsunami, a monkey magician, and a man runs a 10k in Converse.

In this issue: Debbie Harry's first show in LA, a journey to Iceland, tooth extraction practices, John Hersey in Martha's Vineyard, communists, Greek beaches during the Syrian refugee crisis, the Siamese Twins, and the winners of the 2016 veterans' writing contest.

In this issue: A drag queen dresses as a flip phone, British patriotism in the Falkland Islands, Charles Baudelaire, a cougar in the woods, very large things, Iowa IRL, drinking and traveling, Rapunzel and Snow White hit the beach, and Michael Jordan.

In this issue: Kafka gets a cease and desist, train trip through Siberia, hornets, personal advocates and lost cats, Charlie Chaplin is everywhere, the poetess takes her revenge, Deus Ex Machina, cancer, and a dinner party.

In this issue: rugby without rules, swords of Damocles, maybe you love him and maybe you love her and maybe you love no one, El Ángel de la Radio, Bobcatting coffins, helpless before so much love, glaciers retreating as we approach, and 10 rising poets of Iraq

In this issue: I don't know how to measure my blackness, bones in the woods, the poetics of cartography, the history of night in each night, spider puppeteers, Scheherazade's middle-aged daughter, bus plunges, the way bodies grow tenderness, the mythical American Mister in Honduras...

In this issue: yellow with nothing to fix it to, a taxidermied cyclorama, a cosmonaut going somewhere far, Marcel Marceau on perfection, muscular lilies, a disease called “someday” or “somewhere," when a ketchup mogul accidentally kills your sister — and a portfolio on children's literature

In this issue: the best white rapper in Berea, Ohio; Statements of Full Attention in Shinjuku; the Pistorius trial in libretto; the lazy angel who missed the Apocalypse; my mother, Miss Subways; were you ever Chinese enough?; how blue / is your bluest vein?; and the winners of our 2014 Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans, featuring Captain Beautiful, Psycho Tuesdays, and a puppy named Hesco

In this issue: dining in the city of wolfmen, when I was King of the 1980s, Britney Spears girls in Bombay, a happy ending for an unhappy housewife, the wonder of bodies, the misery of bodies, The Best Sports Photo of the Century, "spaz attacks," and I'm the onliest one you need. Plus, a collection of critical essays on avant-garde media studies.

In this issue: seahorses making new seahorses; being dissolved by a tree; a charming sixth-grader with an explosive temper; your parents at Coney Island before you were born; the trouble with knives; Hansel, Gretel, and a Witch like a wolf in well-meaning skin; first kisses and electrocution  

In this issue: what is an ash tree, or Liberace?, dusting the Buddha, finding you more indispensable than the serial comma, poles materializing in driveways, boys drawing cats, playing Captain Radiation after Chernobyl, a Mennonite auctioneer, and finding love in someone else's house

In this issue: how the Shed Lady died, perfect wax hands, translucent honeymoon, fifty things about my mother, a mother becoming a bird, a bird renting a womb, a father-built playhouse, a father-gifted gun, dangling bulbs in stopgap towns, the body making room for our favorite ways, Kuwaiti latrines, and Who shoved Greg into the pool?


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