winter 2011

Masthead

EDITOR
Ann Neelon

FICTION EDITOR
Dale Ray Phillips

ADVISORY AND CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Squire Babcock
Carrie Jerrell
Martin Roper

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Jim Bryant

MANAGING EDITOR
Jacque E. Day

MFA EDITORIAL BOARD
Jonathan Ashley
Jolene Barto
Nora Hall Burton
Carrie Gaffney
Shannon Hall
Barbara A. Lee
Christopher J. Lessick
Megan Scholl Lindberg
Gretchen M. Oberle
Chet Weise

 

WEBSITE DESIGN
Tony Powell

Cover Art, Front and Back
Sant Khalsa

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction by Ann Neelon

Mistake
poem by Mario Chard

Parable of My Father and Migrants
poem by Mario Chard

Back West We Irrigate, Which Is to Say
poem by Mario Chard

In the Water
story by Teresa Milbrodt

Flood
poem by Ruth Goring

Ride
poem by Ruth Goring

Reading by Riverlight
poem by Jennifer Atkinson

Taps on the Forehead
story by Scott Gould

Salvage
poem by Karen Holmberg

Nocturne with Mysterious Leak
poem by Matthew Nienow

Spring Thaw
poem by Matthew Nienow

The Inner Circle
poem by Matthew Nienow

Ships in the Desert
essay by Jeff Fearnside
photos by Kristian Ansand Walter

Midwesterner
poem by Anthony Opal

The Sky Holds Darkness
poem by Anthony Opal

The One Who Gets Away
poem by Nikki Zielinski

Emzara, After the Flood
poem by Nikki Zielinski

Underwater
poem by Peter F. Murphy

Say Water & Memory
poem by Randall Horton

The District's Park
poem by Randall Horton

When They Cross the Bridge
poem by Randall Horton

Dear Etheridge Knight
poem by Randall Horton

It Used to Be Called Casino Magic
essay by Ellen Ann Fentress

The Attributes of Water
story by Deborah Bauer

Book Reviews

Citrus County
by John Brandon
reviewed by Jolene Barto

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
by Aimee Bender
reviewed by Shannon Hall

Breaking Into the Backcountry
by Steve Edwards
reviewed by Carrie Gaffney

Embryos & Idiots
by Larissa Szporluk
reviewed by Chet Weise

Nashville Chrome
by Rick Bass
reviewed by Jonathan Ashley

Strangers in America
by Erika Meyers
reviewed by Christopher J. Lessick

Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead
reviewed by Barbara A. Lee

The Good Soldiers
by David Finkel
reviewed by Megan Scholl Lindberg

The Haunted House
by Marisa Crawford
reviewed by Gretchen M. Oberle

A Mountain of Crumbs
by Elena Gorokhova
reviewed by Nora Hall Burton

Contributors' Notes

Reviewers

Cover Art

Artist's Statement
Western Waters
by Sant Khalsa

Photographs
from Western Waters
by Sant Khalsa

About the Artist
Sant Khalsa