Fall 2012 Table of Contents
selections from Because You Love You Fall Apart by Bianca Stone
_____I found you/ something dead, something/so full of potential
Crest by Susan McCarty
_____The car and everything in it radiates a dull, sick heat.
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.
Afria Talks to You by Delicate Steve
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
cincinnati by Alexander Chisum
_____she thinks about killing/ time. how 9:59 a.m. murders/ 9:58 a.m.
The Portent by Stonewall and the Jacksons
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.
Never-Ending Birds by Sandra Marchetti
_____ I swallow, lift at my chest where the freckles/crack, where the wet wings gleam.
Little Exercise by Michael Marberry
_____ You cannot write/about the body because you worship the body.
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
My Drawling by Alice Bolin
_____ I used the brittle prairie colors/of our teenage July
Lawn Knives by Born Gold
Mowing art by Kevin Somers,
story adaptation by Heinz Insu Fenkl, from the memoir by Stefan P. Kruszewski
Rick Santorum by Michael Meyerhofer
_____ Poetry has a personal objection to pornography,/ not to mention condoms
Jesus Gonna Do His Best by J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Super Tuesday by Nate Marshall
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.
Resettlement by Jacob Newberry
_____sometimes I am dreaming/and when I am dreaming the goats are calling
The Night of Joe by Joe Harkenrider and t.j. Peters
_____On the porch,/ he lit the match/ and she held the letter still/ until the ashes broke.
The Ripping Wood written by Matthew Erman and illustrated by Lisa Sterle
The Hospital Room by George Moore
_____It’s better not simply to imagine/ the bleached walls as shorelines,/ the antiseptic smell of after-death,
Good Boy by Town Hall
Cover Art by Bianca Stone