Willow Springs 71 features poetry and prose by Susan McCarty, Meggie Monahan, and Sam Wilson. In an interview, Erin Belieu discusses ego and the absurdity of control. "I've never understood why people are so unnerved by the tininess of our human experience. We’re just biological blips in the wholeness of time. But what a lovely thing to be." And Blake Butler talks about image and how there's no such thing as metaphor. "The art I like makes me know that those things exist, even if it's like believing in God. I believe in the fact that there can be seven of me in a room that I can't see. Or that anything can happen."