summer 2009

Masthead

EDITOR
Ann Neelon

ADVISORY AND CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Squire Babcock
Brian Barker
Nicky Beer
Holly Goddard Jones
Dale Ray Phillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Jim Bryant

ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Jacque E. Day

MFA EDITORIAL BOARD
David Berrol
Caitlin Chester
Bryan F. Marovich
Elizabeth Mitchell
Roger Stanley

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Pamela Miller

WEBSITE DESIGN
Tony Powell

Cover Artwork, Front and Back
Emily Wolfson

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction by Ann Neelon

The Old Tools poem by Robert Lunday

I Used Your Book poem by Robert Lunday

M is for Monday's Mugging memoir by Stephanie Dickinson

Altichiero’s Frescoes: The St. Catherine Cycle Oratory of St. George, Padua poem by Stephen Gibson

They Shall Inherit the Earth story by Julianne Lynch

Testimonial poem by Joe Wilkins

Fist/Boy/Man/War poem by Joe Wilkins

Anniversary poem by Joe Wilkins

White Cloud poem by Richard Robbins

At the Coast poem by Richard Robbins

Crumbs poem by Richard Robbins

Dancing on Fire story by Bonnie Roop Bowles

At Café Catalonia on the Morning After poem by Jeffrey C. Alfier

Legal Guardian poem by Jeffrey C. Alfier

The Blue Tienda on Paseo Bravo poem by Jeffrey C. Alfier

Invisible Dog on a Leash story-poem by Sherman Alexie

Wildling poem by Frederick Smock

They're Never on Time story by Richard Spilman

The Worst Thing That Happened memoir by Kelle Groom

Because the Body is Made of Water poem by Ephraim Scott Sommers

On Remembering poem by Ephraim Scott Sommers

Even at Infinity story by Curt Eriksen

Six Untitled Poems by Simon Perchik

A Life Away memoir by Bobbi Buchanan

Prehistory poem by Jane Lin

The Survivor Recites Her Lessons poem by Jane Lin

Even As an Angry Wind Leaves Nothing in its Path story by A. Igoni Barrett

The Lords of Front Street, Key West poem by Susan Lilley

Bees in Mourning poem by Susan Lilley

A Poem for Dialecticians poem by Mark Terrill

Yes I Did poem by Mark Terrill

Dialing in the Verities poem by Mark Terrill

Autobiography Excerpts by Emily Wolfson

Book Reviews

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
reviewed by David Berrol

Honoring the Ancestors
by James E. Cherry
reviewed by Roger Stanley

The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder
edited by Bill Morgan
reviewed by Bryan F. Marovich

Cashay
by Margaret McMullan
reviewed by Elizabeth Mitchell

Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
by Patrick deWitt
reviewed by Caitlin Chester