CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

Summer 2012, Vol. 27:2


Sally Wen Mao                      "Runaways"

Lisa Bellamy                          "Dark Water "

                                              "To Matrilineal 

                                               Halogroup K"

Susan Nisenbaum Becker      "Tomb G 7440

                                               Z, Giza, Old


Iris Jamahl Dunkle                 "Her Voice

                                               Grabbed Me So

                                               Hard I Almost


                                               Who I Was"

Karen An-Hwei Lee                "Poem Washed

                                                in Tuvan Silver"

Jung Hae Chae                       "Generations"

                                               "She was the

                                                ugliest girl"



Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo           "My Hungry Socks"

Therin Johns                           "Nature Poem"

Laura Jean Baker                    "Human Weather"

Kyla Marhshell                       "The Penelope Metaphor"

Mary Elizabeth Parker            "Iowa, '75"

Karen Leigh Moon                  "Julekake"

Emari DiGiorgio                      "Reasons for and Against Dating a Tyrannosaurus Rex"

Jenna Rindo                            "Collision"

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 Mother"

                                                "The Cut"

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"


Vanessa Hua                          "Just Like Us"

Sandra Cisneros                     "The Story You Gave Me"

Linda Elin Hamner                 "Plots for Sale"


Lynn Casteel Harper              "Family Fest"

Allison Green                          "Ratification"

Maureen Eppstein                  "Tangi"


Mary Margaret                      "Jesus Panties "

Jody Joldersma                      "Birth of the Homunculi"

                                              "Pork and Bean "

                                              "Brown and Sharon "

Ann Lee                                "Irregular Flow "



Theresa Anderson                 "Sisyphus (View 1) "

                                              "Sisyphus (View 2) "

Katie Cercone                        "Daddy in Furs, Starring Andrae Hinds as Daddy, 2010 "

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

Susan Singer                          "Lady and the Hat "

                                              "Susie Kissing Sally "

Celina del Cast                      "Breakfast"

Victoria Brookland                "Hawk"

Hanna Antalek                       "All-American"


Bethany Haug                        "A Conversation with Rebecca Lindenberg"


Rebeca Foust                            After the Firestorm by Susan Kolodny

Jyoti Roy                                   Beast by Lisa Wells

                                                 Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by

                                                 Jeanette Winterson

Donna Henderson                    Evensong by Ingrid Wendt

Sarah Marcus                           Love and Strange Horses by Nathalie Handal

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


                                                 The Vicious Red Relic, Love by Anna Joy Springer

Melissa Reeser Poulin             the vanishings & other poems by Elizabeth Myhr

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

                                                 in America by Melissa Harris-Perry


Margarita Donnelly                  Wislawa Szymborska

Michelle Zellers                       Adrienne Rich