Guest-editor Peter Johnson has selected prose poems for this issue from Robert Alexander, John Allman, Nin Andrews, Margaret Atwood, Walter Bergen, Chad Bartlett, Louis E. Bourgeois, John Bradley, Jen Bryant, Laura Chester, Killarney Clary, Peter Conners, Matthew Cooperman, Andy Cox, Talia Danesi, Cortney Davis, Michel Delville, Denise Duhamel, Jamey Dunham, Tom Dvorske, Russell Edson, Richard Garcia, Scott Glassman, Georges Godeau (tr. Kathleen McGookey), Ray Gonzalez, Nolan Heinz, Cecil Helman, Friedrich Holderlin (tr. Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff), Louis Jenkins, Brian Johnson, Roxane Beth Johnson, Alice Jones, Christine Boyka Kluge, Ginger Knowlton, Mary A. Koncel, Gerry LaFemina, David Lehman, P. H. Liotta, Rachel Loden, Gian Lombardo, Eric Lorberer, Robert Lunday, Morton Marcus, Campbell McGrath, Joyelle McSweeney, Jay Meek, Christopher Merrill, Robert Miltner, Michelle Noteboom, Nina Nyhart, Ethan Paquin, Jane Lunin Perel, Chris Propst, Kerry Reilly, Morgan Lucas Schuldt, Maureen Seaton, David Shumate, Barry Silesky, James Tate, Ryan van Cleave, Mark Vinz, Liz Waldner, Rosmarie Waldrop, Thom Ward, Charles Harper Webb, Bruce Weigl, Tom Whalen, Elizabeth Willis, Max Winter, Peter Wortsman, Kirby Wright, and Gary Young.
S4 also features essays by Marjorie Perloff, Peter Johnson, and Rolf Hughes. Also, Joe Ahearn reviews Sight Progress, by Zhang Er; Sally Ashton reviews Povel, by Geraldine Kim; Jarret Green reviews The Feast, by Walter Bargen; Brooke Horvath reviews Heart of Anthracite, by Campbell McGrath; Gian Lombardo reviews two books by Carlos M. Luis and Derek White; Ellen McGrath Smith reviews The Richard Nixon Snow Globe, by Rachel Loden; Jerry McGuire reviews Even the Java Sparrows Call Your Hair, by George Kalamaras; Chris Murray reviews nothing fictional but the accuracy or arrangement (she, by Sawako Nakayasu; Ravi Shankar reviews Precise Machine, by Dennis Barone; and Rebecca Spears reviews The After-Death History of My Mother, by Sandy McIntosh. Also included is a bibliography of recent articles and books on prose poetry, prose poets, and the poetics of the prose poem.