Salt Hill 28


The stories, poems, interviews, and art in our 28th issue are reminders of the inspiration that comes with encapsulation; if we are living in a body, we are writing. Stories from Mark Baumer, Maile Chapman, Sarah Rose Etter, James Robison, and Jason Schwartz traverse sentience and sentiment in stylized prose. Poetry from Jennifer Denrow, H.L. Hix, Ben Mirov, John Skoyles, and Dara Wier navigates tonal and geographical journeys. An interview with Dana Spiotta on outsider musicians while Mary Caponegro talks about what’s inside her cerebral, musical prose. As the temperature hits its bitter notes in Syracuse, bundle up with SH 28 and find new meanings to the body’s hibernations.



Ciaran Berry, Bruce Bond, Brett DeFries, Jennifer Denrow, Laura Eve Engel, John Gallaher, H.L. Hix, Bridget Lowe, Ben Mirov, Oliver de la Paz, Wang Ping, Nate Pritts, Zachary Schomburg, John Skoyles, Tony Trigilio, Dara Wier


Mark Baumer, Maile Chapman, Sarah Rose Etter, James Robison, Jason Schwartz


Interview of Dana Spiotta by Rachel Abelson, Interview of Maile Chapman by Chanelle Benz and Natalie Rogers, Interview of Mary Caponegro by John Madera, Amy Benson, Casey Wiley


Frederik Heyman, Andrew Jilka, Anders Oinonen



Editors: Rachel Abelson, Gina Gail Keicher