Summer 2012 Table of Contents
Comiques by Anne Emond
Dendrochronology by John A. Nieves
_____They were mining for time, but time was not cooperating.
Dowsing by Gwendolyn Jensen
_____Soft and slow, the water moves,/Comely, cool, it lingers
Step in (City Lines) by Fort Frances
Phosphorescence by Amanda Fields
_____Very hadn’t felt the same way as other mothers, the way everyone says you’re supposed to feel
Repeat Live Capture by Brad Clompus
_____ When you get/ to the field by the river,/ open the lid, expect/ anything.
On Deadlifting by Brian Furuness
_____I’m not a big man, but I have a powerful ass. This makes it hard to shop for pants, but it also makes one hell of a fulcrum
Tropic Troping Bird by Stephen Massimilla
_____ Our regard for each other a series/of seconds raring/ to stare and stare.
Plainsong by Hope Mohr
Water-bearing by Ashley Keyser
_____ The broad bronze women need no one/ now to save them, unremarked-on/ as anything else aging in public spaces.
To a Girl by Rachel Marie Patterson
_____ In the end, what we were given/ was not only violence.
Killing Time by Zephaniah Bostow
_____ The map is a hunger for dimension,/ what meaning becomes becomes meaning
Hoverboard by Sydney Freeland
Drive by Thomas Donovan
_____In these their last days alive, the workers bit at the remaining honeycomb, chewing it to soften it then spitting it out.
_____Kirsten strokes my hair and says, / maybe you were put on this earth for your mother
The Stars in Illinois by Dallas Woodburn
_____Eleanor believes friendships are a matter of convenience and circumstance
Dream of Adolescence by Leanne Chabalko
_____ In the field I find sick bottles and arrowheads/ I see an elk rub antlers across a chokecherry tree
A Story We Might Follow by Joe Wilkins
_____ We shoe up and slip down drifts,/wend our slow way through oak/and heavy-headed sumac
An Interview with Alicia Ostriker by Melissa Cundieff
_____The writer, the poet, can experience himself/ herself as a vessel the wind of the spirit blows through.
Pantoum from Wilson Pickett Interview by Harold Whit Williams
_____After mother knelt down & hollered for my soul/ She’d hit me with anything – skillets & stove wood -
The Wrong Side of Rapture by Traci Brimhall and Eryn Cruft
Jake by Jonathan Brown
_____ We all become dust, but some of us just enjoy being swept away.
Strange Victory, Strange Defeat by Jeff Alessandrelli
_____ Invisible hands,/ invisible arms, invisible feet,/the snake rises up
The Eye by Mike Meginnis
_____Ben was back from the war and he had a purple heart. Nobody agreed on where or how severely he had been wounded.
Cover Art “Thread” by Pickles!, Master Obsessor and Creator of Fantastical Things