Issue 53 of the biannual poetry and prose periodical The World. Edited by Ed Friedman and Jo Ann Wasserman. Poetry and prose by David Henderson, Sherman Alexie, Eileen Myles, Elaine Equi, Paul Violi, Carla Harryman, Amy Gerstler, Angie Mlinko, Wang Ping, Bill Luoma, Lorenzo Thomas, Merry Fortune, Richard Hell, Lewis Warsh, Elio Schneeman, Patricia Spears Jones, Connie Deanovich, Josie Foo, Jeffery Conway, Robert Hershon, Sparrow & Foamola, Tom Savage, Donna Brook, Jordan Davis, Mitch Highfill, Meena Alexander, Laurie Price, and Joe Elliot. Art by Alix Stewart Lambert. "Talk" by Amiri Baraka, Barbara Henning, and Lynne Tillman. Includes contributors notes.