Tamim Ansary recalled what poetry was like on the East Coast in 1969 when a woman could still be institutionalized for writing some. Mikkel Aaland developed rivers as metaphors for family karma or ghost genes. Yang Huang delved into China's one child policy and the way pandas get through the winter. Heather Bourbeau covered perestroika, jaundice, doom, and meditation. Lael Gold described a smart mouse's quiet end, insistent muses, and roadside cud-crunchers.