Fall 2012 Table of Contents


selections from Because You Love You Fall Apart by Bianca Stone

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_____Comics

Two Views: Duke Street and Two Views: Wes and the Dead Bird by Joellen Craft

_____I found you/ something dead, something/so full of potential

_____Poetry

Crest by Susan McCarty

_____The car and everything in it radiates a dull, sick heat.

_____Nonfiction

Honeysuckle Ghost in the First Baptist Church Back Pew by J. Scott Brownlee

_____I believe in this world,/and this town,/ and each face in it as you do God.

_____Poetry

Afria Talks to You by Delicate Steve

_____Jukebox

An Interview with Alison Hawthorne Deming by Christopher Adamson

_____We’re bearing witness to the time we live in and how it’s different from any other time in history

_____Interview

cincinnati by Alexander Chisum

_____she thinks about killing/ time. how 9:59 a.m. murders/ 9:58 a.m.

_____Poetry

The Portent by Stonewall and the Jacksons

_____Jukebox

What I Saw in Room 319 by Sylvan Allen

_____Not fingernail clippings, but a whole fingernail, pulled from the root and crusty shovel-side up.

_____Fiction

Never-Ending Birds by Sandra Marchetti

_____ I swallow, lift at my chest where the freckles/crack, where the wet wings gleam.

_____Poetry

No. I Don’t Regret Anything At All. Because My Life. Today It All Begins With You by Samuel Hanson

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_____Dance

Little Exercise by Michael Marberry

_____ You cannot write/about the body because you worship the body.

_____Poetry

In the Lava Tubes by Ashley Rose Davidson

_____I spun around, then stood still, listening for the snap of a twig, the brush of a branch catching sleeve

_____Fiction

My Drawling by Alice Bolin

_____ I used the brittle prairie colors/of our teenage July

_____Poetry

Lawn Knives by Born Gold

_____Jukebox

Mowing art by Kevin Somers,
story adaptation by Heinz Insu Fenkl, from the memoir by Stefan P. Kruszewski

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_____Comics

Rick Santorum by Michael Meyerhofer

_____ Poetry has a personal objection to pornography,/ not to mention condoms

_____Poetry

Jesus Gonna Do His Best by J. Roddy Walston and the Business

_____Jukebox

Super Tuesday by Nate Marshall

_____Oral Poetry

An Interview with Dan Chaon by Claire Jimenez and Elizabeth Furlow

_____To me the suspense line is like the drum. That’s what holds everything together.

_____Interview

Resettlement by Jacob Newberry

_____sometimes I am dreaming/and when I am dreaming the goats are calling

_____Poetry

The Night of Joe by Joe Harkenrider and t.j. Peters

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_____Film

Parable and Three Women by Rosanna Oh

_____On the porch,/ he lit the match/ and she held the letter still/ until the ashes broke.

_____Poetry

The Ripping Wood written by Matthew Erman and illustrated by Lisa Sterle

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_____Comics

The Hospital Room by George Moore

_____It’s better not simply to imagine/ the bleached walls as shorelines,/ the antiseptic smell of after-death,

_____Poetry

Good Boy by Town Hall

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_____Jukebox

Fall 2012 Contributors

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Cover Art by Bianca Stone