Fall 2011 Table of Contents
A Word for Berryman by Paul Allen
_____Dog tired, suisired, a thing so heavy–/ I doubt leapt, jumped, throw les mots juste/
_____for his worn doing.
Stray Dog Prayers by Ryan Smith
_____it smells of a city built in the rain,/ of candle light in a goldenrod coffin.
Juniper by Y La Bamba
Mandolin in White Wood, Inlay by Joshua Brown
_____With the double barrel breached/ amid the honeysuckle,/ his trigger finger cracks
Turquoise Balloons by Marmalakes
_____One by one, old men take him by both wrists/ and are unable to speak;
_____I woke Ira and told him we had to run. Our car was locked outside the gate—a telltale sign of the _____presence of junkies when they come to open it. The sun hadn’t yet cleared the tops of the trees.
Like A Promethean Curse by VGE
ESP by Hooded Fang
Rural Causality by Weston Cutter
_____The rorschach of a Thursday, how god /in certain ruralities is what elsewhere/
_____would be called weather
Schtick by Phantom Power
The Sirens by Tyler Mills
_____Pilot whales beach their black bodies/
on sandbars off the Cape. With my grandparents//
_____I watched them dying on TV in August
Things That Sublimate in the Night by Mike Peterson
_____I work the midnight shift as an emergency dispatcher in the basement of the superior courthouse
Cathode Ray by Blonde Summer
Joe Cuomo, Local Weatherman, Tests The Old Idea Of Heaven by Sean Bishop
_____That the day before my father’s death// was National Skinny Dipping Day,/ Filet
_____Mignon Day, and Left Hander’s Day.
Screws Get Loose by Those Darlins
Litany by Rachael Lyon
_____She thought this place was haunted before/ his mouth snuffed voices into nothing, wet fingers/
_____on a burning wick.
Sea Dreamer by Wildlife
_____Rind and yolk freefall, infuriating/ the gluttony of birds to brine
Girls Like Me by TV Girl
A Bomb, an Egg, and Anne Bradstreet’s Lover by Katie Williams
_____No. It’s not like that. The bomb is not meant for a fetid corner in this high-school classroom
Black Witch Moth by Phillip Williams
_____The moth lifts its dress and everything beneath/ its hem’s shadow sings
_____When the starlings finish drinking from the gutters/ their bodies will be slightly heavier.
Cover Art by Ryder Richards