Issue 47.1 (Winter)

Issue 47.1: Roadkill

Editor’s Note

Don’t let this collection’s cuteness deceive you. We chose these pieces for the undeniable confrontations they create.

In those visceral moments when the order of the world wrenches away, when a deer ashes in the wind- shield or gunshots ring out, we suddenly remember we’ve been on autopilot. Reading, too, strips away the comfort of things, how the forms we took for solid shake themselves and disappear without warning while difficult memories twist and ripen into poetry you can almost heft in the palm of your hand.

As you hurry on to your next endeavor, I hope this pocket collection of The Penn Review tags along. Full of pain and beauty, it asks you to linger in the wake of the next collision. Perhaps the questions you’ve pushed into the periphery are worth considering. Be brave, dear reader. Step beyond the flowers.

Linda Wang
Editor-in-Chief, 2014-2015


65mph conditions permitting” by Synae LA

Heroin F(r)iends” by Christopher Gorrie

Tea Set” by Tamra Carraher

Three or Four or Six” by Zoe Stoller

Figure dripping 2” by Terrill Warrenburg

Parts” by Ailin Cao

A sorting through” by Kate Oksas

Accumulation” by Glorie Parris

Summers at Home” by Erica Cervantes

Haiku*” by Logan Tamburo

trinkets” by Olivia Stearn

Volumes” by Ryan Ruser

Figure dripping 1” by Terrill Warrenburg

No Quiet” by Pallavi Wakharkar

She was looking” by Irving Jones

jade telephones” by Victoria Xiao

Anchor Me, November” by Erica Cervantes

Icarus” by Sophia Lee

Pompeii” by Reggie Kramer

Rethinking the tomato” by Michael Gamer

Rosebuds” by Linda Wang

*Untitled by author