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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

                               JOSE-LUIS MOCTEZUMA



of immensity

                            we glimpse first




                                :the pilings&



                                            like currents

of pine


            a crevassed




bluer than

                            an inky


in the creviced


                            of a straggly



:a predicament

                                            of god


                                                          on the cliff

like a palm

                                holding onto


                                            the bilious


                                the importuned





a movement in the memory and her image
like stained glass pierced by a movement in
the brain which is a screen the screen which is
a glass pierced by a movement in the memory
a movement in the image and time in the image
repeating time in the movement and repetitions
bearing time in repetition and in cadence the re-
petition of a single stroke of daybreak extending be-
yond the frame of a perceptible

the 24th frame

is of death its lipless lid like a white-rust lichen on a lick
of snow the phantasmal warmth of smooth
stone on
blackstone black
stone on
rock and a stillness on sunday morning in limerock
remembrance shadowed by plural denials and lurid rain

the extended wing
of an embrace;
                            as luminous
the frame it
emulsifies with time’s
fragile retardations

                                        what is this image

or outside its camera what is the imagination
when the brain goes blackgold
and we wake up
to a screen beating its bloodless heart on the page
of our mind drawn out beneath a sheet of indifference

the image
of a kiss approaching an infinite distance
coming closer and
closer to-
of two mouths two minds in a vat of mercury vapor
to the encroaching disintegration
one frame of light
at a time
of the willingness to see
to unsee
the scenic
outlay of a penultimate emptiness its silence
on our
forehead like a projection:

(a field of olive trees
through the fields the hills
a sudden breeze in summer heat
a cherry tree, solitary
the taste of mulberry on a quiet thursday
thursday’s pockets emptied of change
coins like eyelids on the closed eye
of someone

After James Benning

a tennis court oath decreases the probability of the breaking of oaths

when the rubber bladders outnumber the sheer quantity of lilacs in a poem

as when he brought you to a dream of america and you stuttered [     ]

handwritten letters composed to a mask replacing the face’s remnants

on the wall the places we’ve been to wisconsin michigan sometimes

iowa [     ] an iota of displacement like calendars of maidens and meadows

i love you bernadette she writes but the authenticity of time is in its reversal

as unto a typewriter endless sound & seriality in a landscape of strip malls

the memory of a plush koala and phone cords a map of berkeley california

so that time is like an inventory and the actors are lifelike in their likeness

the hallucination of a dark figure in a hotel room on the border of a casino

country roads industrial parks a city square in orinda a graveyard in waterloo

so that time is the taxonomy of dead bright things on the cusp of articulation

you can hear the train in certain spots of time underneath the freeway overpass

transmission towers and the sky opening up to a parade of clouds in trousers

i dreamt of bernadette and clark in the cave of wonders and there was a lamp

what doesn’t happen is murder the figures in the landscape don’t say anything

icarus is a liar the pain of existence is really the monotony of our incoherence

duplexes condominiums two-flats and three-flats georgians bungalows stucco

please for the sake of this letter visit me tell me about corot and constable and

Biographical Statement

Jose-Luis Moctezuma is a xicano poet based in Chicago. He is the author of a chapbook, Spring Tlaloc Seance (Projective Industries, 2016), and two poetry books, Place-Discipline (Omnidawn, 2018) and Black Box Syndrome (forthcoming from Omnidawn, 2023). His poetry and literary criticism have most recently appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Peripheries, Postmodern Culture, Fence, Jacket2, Chicago Review, Modernism/modernity, and elsewhere.