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

_____Acoustic/Folk

Mandolin in White Wood, Inlay by Joshua Brown

_____With the double barrel breached/ amid the honeysuckle,/ his trigger finger cracks

Turquoise Balloons by Marmalakes

_____Folk/Pop

Lazarus, To a Predator, and For My Brother by David McLoghlin

_____One by one, old men take him by both wrists/ and are unable to speak;

The Eagle Has Conjured Itself into a Dry Leaf Floating in the Wind by Rick Pechous

_____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

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ESP by Hooded Fang

_____Indie/Pop

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

_____Modern/Indie

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

_____Indie/Rock

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

_____Indie/Punk

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

_____Indie/Rock

Idyll, Prayer Handles, and Quart of View by Erin Radcliffe

_____Rind and yolk freefall, infuriating/ the gluttony of birds to brine

Girls Like Me by TV Girl

_____Post-Modern/Pop

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

Upon the morning of the spring equinox I steal precisely ten words from John Berryman by Alice George

_____When the starlings finish drinking from the gutters/ their bodies will be slightly heavier.

Fall 2011 Contributors

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Cover Art by Ryder Richards