The white wedding gown – harbringer of hope, vow of love, symbol of fidelity –
– can sometimes feel more like Snow White’s tightly laced bodice, cinched and ready to kill: “now / they’re bound / for the worn / and glowing promise, / his clavicle yes / and yes her throat,” Alice O. Duggan writes, launching this issue of SAND into an exploration of the ties that bind.
From formal constraints to the limitations of history and the restrictions of the body, Issue 12 of SAND features poetry, prose, and art that looks for a key – or at least a little light to shed on the lock.
Mariel Annarose Alonzo • Matthew James Babcock • Wendy Call • Luis Chaves • Alice O. Duggan • Jeff Ewing • Ryan Eyers • Ari Feld • Tristan Foster • Marie-Pascal-Hardy • Dave Harrity • Jessie Janeshek • Barbara Leahy • Carol Levin • Adam McGee • Anna Mebel • Marion Michell • John K. Peck • Simon Perchik • Irma Pineda • Stephen Poleskie • Robert Rigney • LB Sedlacek • April Sopkin • Ambika Thompson • Emily Toder • Stephanie Warner • Anthony Zilli • Michael Zunenshine
WITH ARTWORK BY
Drømsjel • Kevin Tran • Vidam
Cover by Drømsjel