summer 2008

Masthead

EDITOR
Ann Neelon

GUEST EDITOR
Nicky Beer

ADVISORY AND CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Squire Babcock
Brian Barker

Holly Goddard Jones

Dale Ray Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Jim Bryant

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Jack Cobb

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Jacque E. Day

MFA EDITORIAL BOARD
Gregory Alan Norton
Brianna Pike
Leigh Landini Wright
WEBSITE DESIGN
Tony Powell

Emerging Poets Feature

Cover art by George Boorujy

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction, by Nicky Beer, Guest Editor

I Know You're Reading This, a poem by Mary Buchinger

My Lives, a poem by Al Maginnes

(This poem later appeared in Verse Daily. See it here.)

Two Poems, by Kristine Ong Muslim

Under the Alabama Sun, a story by Lynnell Edwards

Eight Poems, by Judy Jordan

Cha Cha, a story by Doran Larson

Self-Sufficiency, an essay by Maureen P. Stanton

Wintering Statues, January 2001, a poem by Elizabeth Langemak

21st Century Couplets, a poem by Stephen Gibson

The Traveler, a poem by Michael Johnson

Pocketbook Syndrome, a story by Ellen Morris Prewitt

For an Instant, a poem by David Huerta

translated by John Oliver Simon

Lake of Egypt, Southern Illinois, a poem by Susan Isaak Lolis

In the Smelter's Valley, a poem by Jesse Patrick Ferguson

Mercy, a poem by Richard Boada

Dead Metaphor #8: Sunlight After Morning Thunder, a poem by Gaylord Brewer

Shooting Teddy, a story by Lex Sonne

Anti-Odysseus, a poem by Jason Koo

Shiny Suit, a poem by Marc McKee

Listening to Otis Redding, a poem by Timothy David Shea

Emerging Poets Feature

  • Elizabeth Bradfield
  • Jericho Brown
  • Sean Hill
  • Catherine Pierce

Book Reviews

From Where You Dream
by Robert Olen Butler and Janet Burroway
reviewed by Jack Cobb

Drowning in Gruel
by George Singleton
reviewed by Scott Gordon