The Burden of Happiness

Diana Adams Cynthia Arrieu-King with Hillary Gravendyk
Anny Ballardini Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Dan Boehl Alexander Dickow
Linh Dinh Tomas Ekström
Erica Miriam Fabri Farrah Field
Adam Fieled Annie Finch
Ossian Foley Jennifer H. Fortin
Maya Funaro Heather Green
Niels Hav, trans. by P. K. Brask & Patrick Friesen Scott Hightower
Dan Hoy Dorta Jagić, trans. by Ana Božičević
Amy King Tony Mancus
Nicholas Manning Miguel Murphy
Gina Myers Keith Newton
Obododimma Oha Daniela Olszewska
Maya Pindyck Matthew Rotando
Tomaž Šalamun, trans. with Michael Thomas Taren Barry Schwabsky
Evie Shockley Lytton Smith
Sampson Starkweather Rohith Sundararaman
Chris Vitiello David Wolach



Ekleksographia is an exercise in asymmetrical publishing, and is a shoe (or even two!) thrown at the spotlit shrug and yawn. 


This issue was curated by Amy King. Amy King is the author of I'm the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, and forthcoming, Slaves to Do These Things (Blazevox Books). For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, please visit The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series or visit her at

Cover Illustration

The image to the left is "The Burden of Happiness" by Orna Ben-Shoshan. Orna Ben-Shoshan has been an autodidactic artist for the past thirty years. Her artwork was exhibited in numerous locations in the USA, Europe and Israel. To see more of her artwork, please visit:

Orna is the co-creator of the new and innovative "King Solomon Cards", which are based on her artwork and combine her metaphysical images with ancient Kabalistic symbols. To see more, please visit: