Volume 21 (2018)


Table of Contents


Charles Laird Calia – Disguises
Keith Buie – Go Anywhere
Marlene S. Molinoff – Drowning Renata
Annie Warner – Pineapples for Breakfast
Zia Saylor – A Girl in the Clouds


Camille Goodison – Yugen
Kate McCorkle – The Lexus and the Scarlet Austen
Gladys Haunton – Eternal Guardian of the Tax Collector’s Spirit Life

Craft Talk

The Spirit of Words: Max Garland Talks Craft


Gregg Dotoli – Come on Dream
Mike Shepley – Oct. Night
Kathy Rundle – The Soul That I Call Home
Susan T. Moss – Redwoods
Donna Pucciani – Standing Rock
Devon Miller-Duggan – Reading the Instructions: How to Salute a Fallen Soldier
Alex Andrew Hughes – Translucent
Matthew J. Spireng – Self-portrait of a Man without a Name
John Thomas Wetmore – Static
John Urban – Harbingers
Alaina Steffes – Porcelain Peach
Heather Sager – A Tramp’s Song
Katharyn Howd Machan – Wales
Betsy Fogelman Tighe – Cartoon Grief , The Worst to Bear
Betsy Martin – Trying to Place It
Megan Newcomer – Market Value $9,014 (There Is No Safe Word For Oncoming Traffic)
Michael Estabrook – Lowry
Suzanne O’Connell – Conversation at Musso and Frank’s
Marne Wilson – A Good Match
Susana H. Case – The Man from Haiti
Jill Hawkins – The Solution
David M. Briggs – I Heard a Saxophonist Play
Christa Forster – Two Poems
Deborah H. Doolittle – Standing on the Waterfront at Cobh, 2012
James B. Nicola – Daisies and Phlox
Robert Tremmel – Rearview
Mike Zimmerman – Thoughts without words
Gulchin Ergun – Waiting Lot
Geo. Staley – A 1952 B&W Photo
Susanna Lang – Patience
Savannah Cooper – Gray Dog
Yvonne Higgins Leach – After Snowmelt
Nan Lundeen – The Dogwood’s New Day
Allison Whittenberg – The Circumstances


Frank Hamrick – Standing Broom (Front Cover)
Diane G. Martin – Cologne Cathedral
Denis Buchel – Emerged
Fernando Villela – Vienna, 2017
Sara Munari – be the bee body be boom
Lloyd Wolf – Deer Head Portrait, US Senate, 2018, Polaroid Journal 5/3/92 (Back Cover)



Alainna Hanson

Fiction Editor                                 Poetry Editor

Jenae Winter                                                                      Danielle Thornton

Fiction Readers                                                                              Poetry Readers

Cedric Carpenter                                                                                                   Meredith Engman

Greta Durst                                                                                                               Jonathan Knecht

Matthew Fischer                                                                                                            Carly Rundle-Borchert

Lucas Johnson                                                                                                        Morgan Terbilcox

Gretchen Kent                                                                                                           Jingzhong Wang

Kyle Larson                                                                                                          Marissa Widdifield

Zoey Millership                                                                                                               Yiming Xu

Art Editor

Yiming Xu

Submissions Manager

Alayne Kulp

Website Administrator

Heidi Hesselberg

Public Relations Specialist

Tessa Tilot

Faculty Advisor

Matt Cashion