Gargoyle 58 cover

"WTF?!" cover art by Cintia Gonzalvez © 2010.






Elison Alcovendaz
• Works Cited

Aimee Anderson
• Indian Springs

Charlotte Safavi • The Nose of the Matter

Morty Sklar • Necessary Nakedness and the Democracy of Universal Vulnerability: An appreciation of Isabella Gardner

Silvana Straw • Half Ball


Ron Androla • We Give
• He is Walking Around in My Mind

Julie Babcock • The Reluctant Hostess

D. N. Baldwin • Rimini

Lucy Biederman • With Sleep for Everyone But Me

Gary Blankenburg • Summer Reading
• Rapture

Linda Blaskey • Mary Custis Lee Visits Arlington for the Last Time

Jody Bolz • The Shadow Box

Neil Boyack • Dead Fish—Murray River Easter Camp 1990

Amanda J. Bradley • The Nicene Creed Meets the Jabberwocky

Jamie Brown • Ode to Reggie Dunlop, In Retirement
• The Assertion

Sarah Browning • Headline: Six Killed in Raid
• Fasting

Carmen Calatayud • Soul Search in Mexico

Rick Campbell • On the Lake
• Elegy in a Small Town Churchyard
• Texas Highway Good Night
• Waiting for the Piggly Wiggly to Open

Alex Cigale • My Mother the Witch, My Father the Broom • From an Evening with the Brothers Quay

Joan Colby • Barn Fire

Gail Braune Comorat
• Jealous of His Weimaraner
• What She Remembers about the Honeymoon

Jennifer Cutting • A Day at Sense-Camp

Jim Daniels • Foundation

Nick D’Annunzio Jones
• The True Poet Laureate of the United States

Kristina Marie Darling
• Footnotes to a History of the Cathedral

Kiki Denis • The Mirror

Sean Thomas Dougherty
• 3 A.M.

M. Scott Douglass • Baking Cookies

Julie R. Enszer • Breasts

Laura Fargas • Plato Says Poems Are
• The Old MacArthur

Gary Fincke • The Headless

Rebecca Foust • The Writing Life

Sunil Freeman • In an Alternate Universe

Stuart Friebert • Adam and Eve (1504)—Durer

Sarene Friedman • The Most Detestable of Words

DJ Gaskin • Seven Moon Drive Opus

Jim Gross • Monk
• Doin’ Time

Herb Guggenheim • Pete Sussman Hangs Out at an Art Opening

Daniel Gutstein • Two Weeks in December

Bruce Harris • Winter

Johnny Hartner • Tea Party for the Disenfranchised

Robert Head • Untitled

Kathleen Hellen • How Light Bends at the Exxon
• The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Alec Hershman • Catastatic

Andy Hughes • The Tentacle Shop

Bruce A. Jacobs • Knock-Knock
• Here Lies

Kathleen Kraft • Love Letter to My Lost Fish Spatula

Stephen Lackaye • Returning

Jan LaPerle • Pluto

JoAnn LoVerde-Dropp
• Bridesmaid’s Epithalamium

Priscilla Lee • The Mummy
• The Sunset, 1973
• When Mania Visits

Sara Levy • Atelier

Molly Lurie-Marino
• Variation on the Word Take
Stolen Moments
• All the Brooks Brothers Women are Married

Siwar Masannat • For Total War, the Memory of Jasmine

David McAleavey • Culture Hero
• For George Oppen
• Mary Jane and Frances

Natalie McNabb
• Adventures of an Alaskan Barfly

Stephen C. Middleton • The Missing Upper Partials
• The Clamps (Reach)

Devon Miller-Duggan • Baba Yaga in Chicken Country

Sally Molini • Meditation in The Fuzzy Cube

Michael Monroe • Rave
• Mardi Gras

Miles David Moore • Lines Written at Twilight on an Intercity Bus

Elisabeth Murawski
• Message on the Wall of an Abandoned Barn

David Michael Nixon
• Stephen Forgives the Stones

Desmond O’Brien
• Fortunes

Jose Padua • Traveling Men • Green

Patric Pepper • Soirée
• Sun and Moon

Joe Raffa • Planet Amtrak

Misti Rainwater-Lites
• Steering Wheel Made of Stars

Alan C. Reese
• Contemplating Pieter de Hooch’s A Mothers Duty

Maritza Rivera • Saudade

W.M. Rivera • Piques
• Let’s pretend

Daniel Saalfeld • Slow Season

Michael Salcman • Vault No. 2, Shelf No. 36

Jane Satterfield • The Poet’s Brother at Seventeen
• “The Water-Cure”

Lorraine Schein • Marvel

Daniel M. Shapiro • Brian Wilson Begins to Compose “Good Vibrations” outside Dripping Cave, Calif., 1966

Larissa Shmailo • The Girl @theparisreview Says Uncool

Jessica Sleider • These Villagers Ride Anemic Equus, or My Dear Got Caught Stealing Plastic Pieces
• river, n. fem.

Rose Solari • Who, What, When
• The Last Girl

M. G. Stephens • Prince Wen Hui’s Cook
• The Ferret’s Poem
• The Storyteller

Carlie St. George • The Kiss
• Ob/Gyn

D. E. Steward • “Killed at Resaca”

Silvana Straw • Dear Mark
• Sherman

Todd Swift • Mr. Charisma
• On Reading an Anthology of Younger American Poets from the ’80s
• Azoospermia

Mark Terrill • The Refit

Maribeth Theroux • The Fish-Fry

Naomi Thiers • Fires I Have Seen
• Signature

Jim Tolan • Broken
• Bouffant

Michael Waters Last Day on Ios
• Horse (Ars Poetica)

Shangrila Willy • Persephone Among the Birds

Sally Wilde • Prodigal
• The Beginning of the Affair
• Widdershins
X. The Wheel This Must Be the Place
• The River, from the Other Side

Pamela Murray Winters
• Exegesis of a Bootleg Tape of “Truckin’”

Emma Sky Wolf • Nap Day

Kathi Wolfe • Uppity Writes on Tinseltown’s Facebook Wall

Pui Ying Wong • That Kind of Day

Sara Backer • Ex and Ex-Ex: The Bar Scene

Stacy Barton • That Summer

Dianne Benedict • Hawk

Arion Berger • The Summit of So-Nam Sherpa

Ana García Bergua • The Cold War

Linda Blaskey • The Importance of Hidden Things

Mark Budman • On the Shore of a Dry Sea

Beverly Burch • Desperate for a Girlfriend

Melinda J. Combs • Stuck

Mary Stone Dockery • Josh’s Flowers

cmdupré • An Elemental Pose

Halina Duraj • Ash

Tony Duvert • The Thinker
• The Window-Breaker
• The Engraver
• The Executioner

Mike Guista • At Sea

Annie Hartnett • Animals First

Wayne Karlin • Our Fathers’ Wars

Shawna Kenney • Possession

Faye Kicknosway • Cometh the Sheep

Jen Knox • Synchronicity

Harry Leeds • Anecdotes from the Life of Grace Paley

Nathan Leslie • The Makeout Club
• The Miniaturist

Alyce Lomax • Sanatorius

Pat MacEnulty • Plural

Annam Manthiram • Sweet Custard

Monica McFawn • Dead Horse Productions

Robin McLean • For Swimmers

Allison Harden Moen
• Muse

Dan Moreau • A Tour of North American Ruins

Sequoia Nagamatsu • The Passage of Time in the Abyss

Kevin O’Cuinn • Snow Journal, Day 23

Jordan Okumura • Anatomy of a photograph

Toby Olson • Sweet Georgia Brown

James J. Patterson and Quinn O’Connell Jr. • from “Roughnecks”

Vicki Pearson-Rounds
• A Trail of Disappearance

David Plumb • The Ghost of Susan Hayward

Pedro Ponce • The Pill Course
• The Sexiest Man Alive
• The Soundtrack Killer

Elahzar Rao • The Round in My Mother’s Kitchen

Terri Scullen • Thinking of You

Nic Small • True or False: A Knarl-Biter Saved the World—The Tale of Yanx

Edmundo Paz Soldán
• Rodrigo and Others
• Promise
• Friday Morning

M. G. Stephens • The Mood

Susan Tepper • Wedding

Richard Thomas • Tinkering with the Moon

Lee Upton • What Doesn’t Kill You Makes Me Stronger

Judy Viertel • June Picnic

Brennen Wysong • The Fox and the Nest
• The First One In

Margaret Zamos-Monteith
• The Monument of Great Lies

Theodora Ziolkowski • The Littlest Puck

Mary Kay Zuravleff • Side Effects

Cintia Gonzálvez • WTF ?

Lonny Chant • Frontispiece

Nin Andrews • Poet
No Chocolate

Janice Shapiro • Popular