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Grain Volume 44, No. 2, Winter 2017.

"According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to shiver is not just to tremble involuntarily due to cold, fright, or excitement. It also means 'to break into many small pieces'--a synonym for 'shatter.'

"When we read, we shiver for two reasons: one, because a poem or story send a cold claw scuttling up our backbones; and two, because a poem or story breaks us apart in an irrevocable and unexpected and even satisfying manner...

"As you read, I hope you allow yourself to shiver and be shivered."

-From the Editor's Note

Art by Melanie Authier; new fiction from Katherine Koller and Matthew Stone; new poetry from Natalie Wee and April Ford. 

Editor: Adam Pottle
Art Editor / Designer: Stephanie Campbell
Associate Fiction Editor: Nicole Haldoupis
Associate Poetry Editor: Sheri Benning

Cover Image: Melanie Authier, Lid (2016)

Contributors: Jamella Hagen, Katherine Koller, Tanis Franco, Lynn Schmeidler, Angela Rebrec, Lyn Butler Gray, Paula Lemke, Josh Stenberg, Peter Jay Shippy, Chantal Corcoran, Emily Sanford, Laura Clarke, Ruby McConnell, Matthew Stone, Natalie Wee, Michael Foy, Sally Cooper, Jen Currin, Marlene Jess, April Ford, Bill Howell, Jann Everard.