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: 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: 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