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Issue 1: Spring 2022

  1. Serena Solin
  2. Toby Altman  
  3. S. Brook Corfman
  4. Katana Smith
  5. Natalee Cruz
  6. Emma Wilson
  7. Ashley Colley
  8. Colin Criss 
  9. Jack Chelgren
  10. Stefania Gomez 

Issue 2: Summer 2022
  1. Matthew Klane
  2. Ryan Nhu
  3. TR Brady
  4. Alana Solin
  5. K. Iver
  6. Emily Barton Altman
  7. William Youngblood
  8. Alex Wells Shapiro  
  9. Sasha Wiseman
  10. Yunkyo Moon-Kim

Issue 3: Fall 2022
  1. Sun Yung Shin
  2. Rosie Stockton
  3. Adele Elise Williams & Henry Goldkamp
  4. Noa Micaela Fields
  5. Miriam Moore-Keish
  6. Fred Schmalz
  7. Katy Hargett-Hsu
  8. Alicia Mountain
  9. Austin Miles
  10. Carlota Gamboa

  Birthday Presents
       for William Blake

    Five Words for William Blake
        on His 265th Birthday
            (after Jack Spicer)

Issue 4: Winter 2023

  2. Daniel Borzutzky
  3. Alicia Wright
  4. Asha Futterman
  5. Ellen Boyette
  6. S Cearley
  7. Sebastián Páramo
  8. Abbey Frederick
  9. Caylin Capra-Thomas
  10. maryhope|whitehead|lee & Ryan Greene

Issue 5: Spring 2023

  1. Jose-Luis Moctezuma 
  2. Peter Leight
  3. Rachel Galvin
  4. Sophia Terazawa
  5. Katherine Gibbel
  6. Lloyd Wallace
  7. Timothy Ashley Leo
  8. Jessica Laser
  9. Kira Tucker
  10. Michael Martin Shea

Issue 6: Summer 2023

An Introduction to Tyger Quarterly’s The Neo-Surrealist Interview Series

1. Mary Jo Bang 
2. Marty Cain 
3. Dorothy Chan 
4. Aditi Machado 
5. Alicia Mountain
6. Serena Solin
7. Marty Riker 
8. Francesca Kritikos
9. Luther Hughes
10. Toby Altman

Bonus: William Blake Tells All

Issue 7: Fall 2023 

1. Dennis James Sweeney 
2. M. Cynthia Cheung
3. Nathaniel Rosenthalis
4. Reuben Gelley Newman
5. James Kelly Quigley 
6. Christine Kwon
7. Maxwell Rabb
8. Maura Pellettieri 
9. Patty Nash 
10. Alyssa Moore

Issue 8: Winter 2024
1. Julian Talamantez Brolaski
2. Elizabeth Marie Young
3. Michael Gardner 
4. Steffan Triplett 
5. Margaret Yapp
6. Chelsea Tadeyeske
7. June Wilson 
8. Dawn Angelicca Barcelona
9. Evan Williams 
10. Brendan Sherry 

Email: tyger quarterly @ gmail dot com 

©2022 TQ

Caylin Capra-Thomas


I am a closed door. That’s how I want
to start, at the end because, like Lish
said once of a plotted flirtation, that’s not really
a conversation opener, you know? I’m so tired
of conversing, though I feel I haven’t spoken
in years. People see me and assume—
I don’t know what. I used to wonder
and for a while I thought I knew.
Then I changed—kind of. My surface,
my situation. I don’t know what people
see anymore. Some lady, frowning
at cans of soup in the market. Glasses
we’ll laugh at in a few years. I wanted
to tell you how I’ve grown quiet
through all this talking. How I stopped
trying to know myself or be known.
I used to want to feel everything.
Now I just want to feel good.
It doesn’t matter. Wanting—
it doesn’t change. I leave the door
cracked so my dog can come
and go as she pleases. Her life
a series of pleasures and starts.
And then the flies arrive, driven
by desire for our crumbs. I paste
sticky paper to the windows
to punish them for living
the way I have always lived.
Together, we will dry into husks
of ourselves, every now and then
buzzing, remembering we’re alive
as the doors close, as we become
something closed in, closing.


Oh, but I am muscular. I cannot be ridden long.
I, hippo. I, walrus. I elk, moose, whale. I fight

but don’t see red. I push through roughly.
I do not deceive! I couple—oh, joy of becoming!

Horn, antler, tusk. Musk. Thrust. Too much?
What does my life mean? I never think about it.

I buck and snort. Air hot through my nostrils—
this being! I am glad. It matters. I am glad!


Biographical Statement
Caylin Capra-Thomas is the author of Iguana Iguana, available now through Deep Vellum, as well as the chapbook Inside My Electric City, available from YesYes Books. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Studios of Key West, and her poems have appeared in journals including New England Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She was the 2018-2020 Poet-in-Residence at Idyllwild Arts Academy and now lives in Columbia, Missouri, where she is a PhD student in English and creative writing.