summer 2007

Masthead

EDITOR
Ann Neelon

ADVISORY AND CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Squire Babcock
Brian Barker
Dale Ray Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Jim Bryant

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Jack Cobb

MFA EDITORIAL BOARD
Jeremy Byars
Tim Carter
Gregory Hagan
Glenn Jackson
Leif Erickson Rigney
Mark Spears
Jenna Wright

WEBSITE DESIGN
Tony Powell

Announcing: The Wylder Center for the Literary Arts

Contributing Illustrator
Sarah Gutwirth

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction, by Ann Neelon

Soldiers, a story by Leah Stewart

Three Poems, by Don Boes

Braveness in Three Sentences, an essay by Margrethe Ahlschwede

Balloons & Boys, a poem by Peter Connors

Old Growth Forest, a story by Dixon Boyles

The Scrimshaw River, a poem by Charles Semones

Two Poems, by Patti White

Good Girl, a story by Holly Goddard Jones

Elevator, a poem by Thom Ward

Two Poems, by Gaylord Brewer

Civilians, a story by Brian Weinberg

Two Poems, by Rick Campbell

Monster Hits, a story by Mick Cochrane

Two Poems, by Sylvia Curbelo

Only Curving Lines, a story by Janet McNally

Two Poems, by Patricia Waters

Two Poems, by Bill Brown

Don't Hold Back, an essay by Diane Aprile

Two Poems, by Malcolm Glass

Two Poems, by Brian Barker

Seizure, a poem by Bill Hemminger

Thought of the Week, an essay by E.R. Baxter III

Two Poems, by Jeff Hardin

Black Bruise, a poem by Brent Fisk

Two Poems, by James Scruton

Migrations, a poem by Richard Cecil

The Redwood Brigade, an essay by Fred Haefele

Book Reviews

Silkie
by Anne-Marie Cusac
reviewed by Gregory Hagan

Things Kept, Things Left Behind
by Jim Tomlinson
reviewed by Morgan Williams

And the Sea
by Christopher Buckley
reviewed by Vince Tweddell

Dr. King's Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories
by Charles Johnson
reviewed by Daniel Dowell

Saturday
by Ian McEwan
reviewed by Chris Meredith

Poet's Choice
by Edward Hirsch
reviewed by Kevin Marshall Chopson

Let Me Explain
by Gaylord Brewer
reviewed by Jenna Wright

Drunk in Sunlight
by Daniel Anderson
reviewed by Jeremy Byars