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Issue 7.3 / September 2021

Letter from the Editor

Rosanna Gargiulo

and what is this quality of duration, this resolution,
or the way resolve turns itself over


Anna Zumbahlen

“My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived,” a poet said.
This may be our last chance, you said.

A matter of opinion

Anju Sharma

We flew our babies high, worry-free, with ample cord wrapped around the trees. We flew them in the open skies, their sequined booties glinting the Sun, stars flashing at midday.


Chad Gusler

The Maine Review’s author interview series

Radicle: The Roots of Writers

Discover the breakthrough moments of award-winning writer Kerri Arsenault, author of MILL TOWN: RECKONING WITH WHAT REMAINS, released September 2020 and now available in paperback. With Editor Rosanna Gargiulo, Arsenault discusses the ten-year writing project that became her first book, and the love (and hate) that spurred her on.

Following the interview, read Arsenault’s first published essay, which evolved into a chapter in her book.

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Photograph by Erik Madigan Heck

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A year-long exploration of nonfiction prose about the grueling, exhilarating, essential business of finding peace (or not) with the bodies we inhabit, considering age, sexuality, race, ability, gender identity, size, athleticism, addiction, illness, and the experience of occupying unfamiliar, hostile, and wonderful spaces.

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