From the Editor

From the Poetry Editor

From the Guest Fiction Editor


Contributors


P O E M S

Kristine O'Connell George (featured children's poet)
VISITOR
NEST CONSTRUCTION
JUST HATCHED

Christopher Buckley
LOST SKY

Gary Blankenship
SACRED PLACES

Dana Roeser
CHARLIE BUTTERWORTH IS IN MY SOUL
3 A.M.: PUT PEDRO TO SLEEP

Martin Jack
SQUATTER

James Lineberger
ALONZO

Jim Willis
UNNATURAL SELECTION

Austin Hummell
I'M NOT UP SO MUCH AS YOU ARE DOWN

Paula Cisewski
PIANO SOLO

Stephen Blair
WARMTH FROM THE VOID

Teresa White
DISAPPEARING HOUSE

Eric Pankey
ANNIVERSARIES
A TOKEN OR TWO

Arlene Ang
OFFSTAGE SONATA

Julianne Baggott
A CAUTION AGAINST HISTORICAL POETRY IN THE VOICE OF LAZARUS
EVE RECALLS BIRTHING AND HER DISCOVERY OF METAPHOR

John Amen
BIOGRAPHY OF A BOTTOM

Elizabeth Skurnick
PERSEPHONE IN HADES
CHASTITY IN GOMORRAH

Jake Vagus
WATERMELON IN A POOL

Jim Daniels
TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL
DOGS

Katherine Riegel
SLEEP

Claire Bateman
EXTROSPECTION

Robert Bohm
WHILE I WROTE MY DISPATCH: A SEQUENCE

Taylor Graham
CHAMPS DE TULIPES ET MOULIN EN HOLLANDE

Tim Bradford
EDITION

Ivan Waters
THE GILLIE'S EVIDENCE

F I C T I O N

Sarah K. Inman
DOES IT HAVE A BLOWJOB?

John Sandman
RADIATION BURN

juLia sCHaffER
EXCESSORIES

Manja Argue
THE SLIDE

Brandon Thane Smith
LAID OFF AGAIN

E S S A Y

C.E. Chaffin
T.S. ELIOT: "THE WASTE LAND" (1922)