CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

Summer 2012, Vol. 27:2


Vanessa Hua                        "Just Like Us"

Sandra Cisneros                   "The Story You

                                             Gave Me"

Linda Hamner                      "Plots for Sale"


Sally Wen Mao                    "Runaways"

Lisa Bellamy                        "Dark Water"

                                            "To Matrilineal

                                             Haplogroup K

                                             (After DNA


Susan Nisenbaum Becker    "Tomb G 7440 Z,

                                             Giza, Old




Iris Jamahl Dunkle                "Her Voice Grabbed Me So Hard I Almost                                               Remembered Who I Was"

Karen An-Hwei Lee              "Poem Washed in Tuvan Silver"

Jung Hae Chae                     "Generation"

                                             "Language Acquisition"

                                             "She was the Ugliest Girl"

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo         "Frida’s Monkey Nurse"

                                             "My Hungry Socks"

Therin Johns                         "Nature Poetry"

Laura Jean Baker                  "Human Weather"

Kyla Marshell                        "The Penelope Metaphor"

Mary Elizabeth Parker           "Iowa, 75"

Jenna Rindo                           "Collision"

Karen Moon                           "Julekake"

Emari DiGiorgio                     "Reasons For and Against Dating Tyrannosaurus Rex"

Stephanie Glazier                  "Faggot Dinosaurs"

                                              "The Thing Is"

Kendra DeColo                      "The Healing"

                                              "God Must Be a Capitalist"

Binh Nguyen                          "We"

Norma Lilliana Valdez           "Juarez"

Stephanie Lenox                    "The Cut"

                                              "The Mother"

Susan Williamson                  "Spring Offering with Morning Coffee"

Rachel Barenblat                  "Mother Psalm 6"

Marilynn Talal                       "Growing Into Love"

Sarah Conover                      "Firsts"

Penelope Scambly Schott     "My Friend Takes a Lover"

Judy Halebsky                       "Halfway In"

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett             "Cowgirl Love Song"

Julie Lein                               "Shell"


Mary Margaret                        "Jesus Panties, 2009"

Jody Joldersma                        "Birth of the Homonucli" (cover)


                                                "Pork and Bean"

Theresa Anderson                   "Sisyphus (View 1)"

                                                "Sisyphus (View 2)"

Ann Lee                                   "Irregular Flow"



Katie Cercone                          "Daddy in Furs"

Celina del Castillo                   "Breakfast"

Aimee Hertog                          "Bluebeard, The Sociopath’s Closet (detail)"

Susan Singer                            "Lady and the Hat"

                                                 "Susie Kissing Sally"

Heather McDonald                  "Here"

Victoria Brookland                   "Hawk"

Hanna Antalek                         "All-American"



Lynn Casteel Harper                "Family Fest"

Allison Green                           "Ratification"

Maureen Eppstein                    "Tangi"



Bethany Haug                          A Conversation with Rebecca Lindenberg


Rebeca Foust                            After the Firestorm by Susan Kolodny

Jyoti Roy                                   Beast by Lisa Wells

Donna Henderson                    Evensong by Ingrid Wendt

Sarah Marcus                           Love and Strange Horses by Nathalie Handal

Camille Goodison                    Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women

                                                 in America by Melissa Harris-Perry

Tina Vasquez                           Tell the Donor Family a Little Bit About Yourself by                                                  Ali Liebegott

Melissa Reeser Poulin             the vanishings & other poems by Elizabeth Myhr

Tina Vasquez                           Vicious Red Relic, Love by Anna Joy Springer

Jyoti Roy                                  Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by                                                 Jeanette Winterson