Poetry. Art. Edited by giovanni singleton, nocturnes is an annual publication dedicated to the exploration of spirit through innovative critical and creative literary art. The journal serves as a forum for examining and celebrating the natural connections between diverse artistic mediums as expressed through visual and written language. This issue features Ammiel Alcalay, Don Mee Choi, Steven Davis, Aja Couchois Duncan, Percival Everett, Orides Fontela, Duriel E. Harris, Jean-Luc Herisson, Lyn Hejinian and Brenda Hillman, John Keene, Arnold J. Kemp. Suzun Lucia Lamaina, Mendi Lewis Obadike, Nathaniel Mackey, Dawn Lundy Martin, Mark McMorris, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, David Meltzer, Douglas "D. Scott" Miller, opalmoore, Hoa Nguyen, G. E. Patterson, Julie Ezelle Patton, Amarnath Ravva, Deborah C. Richards, Lorenzo Thomas, Ronaldo V. Wilson and Yolanda Wisher.