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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



The snake is all over the garden.  Sticking out its tongue, as if it’s looking for something to lick, sliding or slithering like water making a channel.  The snake knows where we are when we don’t even know where the snake is. We’ve never seen the snake close its golden eyes:  sometimes we think the snake is showing us what we want to see when we’re only seeing what the snake wants to show us.  When we’re confused the snake straightens us out, if we’re sad the snake makes soothing sounds, like letting off steam, the snake is the one who lets us know we need to be close to each other when nobody else is telling us what we need to be.  When the snake speaks it whistles, when the snake whistles it kisses the air. Now we hear the kissing snake when we listen to ourselves.


When I look in the mirror
I’m already further away,
not even looking back,
even if I don’t need to. 
Not pausing to rest:
it’s not a rest period
or a rest stop,
sometimes I think there’s somebody waiting for me
where I’m going
when I keep going,
even though nobody is.
Not sitting down and resting
or standing up and resting,
as if there’s a rear-view
mirror in my back pocket:
you need to keep going to find out if it does any good,
as when you go under
and come back up,
there’s no other way.
Not dragging my feet:
it’s not a parade where you follow the people in front of you, if they’re not                 going anywhere it happens all the time. 
When I think about stopping
honestly I just stop thinking,
pushing my hands away
and following them,
I mean if you don’t keep going you’ll never get anywhere,
is it even a trip?
Not even looking back
to see what I’m not looking at,
as if life is a lighthouse warning me away.


Biographical Statement

Peter Leight lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.  He has previously published poems in Paris Review, AGNI, Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, New World, Tupelo Quarterly, Matter, and other magazines.