winter 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
Larry O. Dean
Scott Woodham

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Pamela Miller

WEBSITE DESIGN
Tony Powell

Intelligent Design

Front Cover
Quilt Design: Buckskin, by Marla Yeager
Courtesy of the National Quilt Museum

Back Cover
Quilt Design: Flower of Life, by Sharon Schamber
Courtesy of the National Quilt Museum

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction, by Ann Neelon

Call it Beautiful, a story by Scott Doyle

Explosions in the Sky, artwork by
Thomas Aquinas Maguire

Intelligent Design, a poem by Richard Cecil

Small Talk, an essay by Lauren Smith

Motion/Sound Interactive Concepts, artwork by
Thomas Aquinas Maguire

Breasts, a poem by Pamela Johnson Parker

The Woman Who Wanted a Child, a poem by Holly Karapetkova

Strangers on a Train, artwork by Valerie Sloan

God of the Gaps, a play by Sarah Myers

Green Expo, artwork by Jim Bryant

The Green Guide, artwork by Jim Bryant

Faculty Collects, artwork by Fred Bower

Overheard About Animals, a poem by Mary Christine Delea and Jessica Beth Howard

Mouse, a story by Mark Brazaitis

Chitlin Helmet Concept, artwork by
Thomas Aquinas Maguire

Darwin's Noah, a poem by Emily Ballou

On the Subject of Untimely Extinction, a poem by
Emily Ballou

Slow Fuse of the Possible: A Poet's Psychoanalysis, essay excerpt by Kate Daniels

Pollock's Number 28, a poem by Kevin Marshall Chopson

The Wonderful World of Birds, a poem by Jessica Farquhar

The Sacred Beasts, a story by Bev Jafek

Guidance, artwork by Fred Bower, courtesy the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

Think Tank, artwork by Jim Bryant

Ode to Gratitude, a poem by David Kirby

Book Reviews

The Fat Sheep Everyone Wants
by Bern Mulvey
reviewed by Larry O. Dean

Dixmont
by Rick Campbell
reviewed by Gregory Hagan

Elephants and Butterflies
by Alan Michael Parker
reviewed by Scott Woodham