The poems in Mudfish 19 each tell a story in a very different way, always deeply personal and therefore universal. There is a wide range to the subject matter and style, but the poems are all chosen because they have breath and life. The fiction plays an expanding role. 19 features “Cabbage” by Jennifer Belle, dramatizing a relationship between a mother and daughter at once funny and devastating. Fearless stories by Stephanie Emily Dickinson and Jill Hoffman are also featured. Edward Hirsch’s choice of Myra Malkin’s winning poem “Wallis-Wallace,” sets a new standard of sophistication and brilliance.
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