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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

  1. MICHAEL CHANG 
  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



Email: tyger quarterly @ gmail dot com 



©2022 TQ



Dennis James Sweeney













IN THE SICKENING FIELD



an apologetic try

of sticks at saying:

I was not here

but destined

for ardor, raw in flame—

     stare at me

     stare, solitary

in the calm dry cold dark

I don’t believe a path could lie

There are ideal planes

where you hear the numbers

(red, the numbers)

     “Let us help”

but burn is all we can do

…no, the river is still

somewhere under the field

…our engine builds

futures for it, not for us

…apologize but

be the ground

I am freezing with you

and afraid, while this

pale field sinks

to another field








ONCE A STONE GLOWED




so hot it burned the air of enemy

Statue in blistered name

of the gratified sub-lunar



Warm navy suit for faith

Like a spool, I carry

my question:



Not why, but who

bought what with what

and how cold



it felt before

my grandfather let himself fall

to the believed-place



K-rations and a shed

in the nuclear echo

I sit with him



through the old days

Mankind and grass, a lark

under a gold picture frame







Biographical Statement


Dennis James Sweeney is the author of You're the Woods Too (Essay Press, 2023) and In the Antarctic Circle (Autumn House Press, 2021). He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.