Simi Singh Juneja explored the relationship with Jesus of a Sikh girl growing up in Virginia. Cyrus Armajani delivered poems overspilling with intimations, shocks, and hauntings. Anca Szilágyi evoked an Argentine woman's flight through Connecticut. Colin Winnette traced a schoolboy transaction over a drawing and a deepening complicity. Emer Martin plumbed the depths of dystopian Irishness.

"Between the conception/ And the creation/ Between the emotion/ And the response/ Falls the Shadow" -- T.S. Eliot