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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

Miriam Moore-Keish


At a poetry reading you ask me,
Do you think horses like being pregnant?

This comes out of nowhere—
though, granted, we were speaking about
your horse-fucking great-uncle Jeremy—

so it, like all thoughts and horses, comes
from some sort of somewhere.

I say no, I don’t think any animal
likes to be pregnant more than they like
to be un-pregnant

But what about the miracle of birth?
you ask, unnecessarily urgent and loud.

We are starting to be disruptive now.
The poet takes their place at the podium.
The microphone sags like a scrotum.

We quiet down, become silent as fluid.
The poet reads slow, each word a lover.

I had a rocking horse growing up, I tell you
as we wait for the poet to sign our books,
I used it to masturbate.

The poet asks if we are writers.
You answer. I don’t.
You tell me not to flirt with the poet.
I flirt with the poet.

You show your wedding ring to the cashier.
We know him. He has probably seen me naked.

We return to your apartment
by way of the liquor store and you tell me
what your sister said about horse brains:

Their brains are split, she said, so if they pass
a pear tree on the right every day, when, one day,
they pass it on the left, they don’t recognize it.

You say you are thinking about having children
and there is a basket of mushy fruit on your
kitchen counter. The flies are coming.
Can they tell the difference between fruit and death?

It happens when you get married, you continue.
I wonder if I am standing on your left or right.

I ask are you writing and you say no like it’s a promise
and you look to your husband who is on the couch
watching football. You smile like he cares, like he is not
swaddled in blankets and hogging the cat.

I drive home under traffic lights turning yellow above me.
They are overripe pears.
The flies are circling and the lights will be gone soon.
The trees are rotting around me.
The horses hate being pregnant.

I am on the highway alone, asking, who feels miracles?


and identifying horse breeds.
There is a power in deciding what they are
before anyone else can disagree
because they are too far past.

Biographical Statement:

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Miriam Moore-Keish (she/her) received her B.A. in English literature from Macalester College and her MPhil in Children’s Literature from the University of Cambridge. Her poems have appeared in The Underground Journal, Poets.org, The Hoxie Gorge Review, Poetry South, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and places like that. She is the author of one full-length collection of poetry and two recent chapbooks, Cherokee Rose (Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Clearance Philosophy (Bottlecap Press, 2022). Miriam is a publisher and writer in Minneapolis, MN where they don’t (but she does) sweeten their tea. Say hi at miriammoore-keish.com!