Summer 2013



Sagamore Hill by Overmountain Men

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Sailor into Fire, Sailor in Noise, and Sailor in Drag by Daniel Carter

_____I’m home in the body, but the body’s grown wrong

_____Poetry


Mating Habits of the California Land Snail by Kilby Allen

_____Doris Agatha Denby. Her parents were assholes.

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Inquest and The Sun May Eventually Engulf the Earth by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft

_____ Start there, in/the unforgiving middle

_____Poetry


Last Time I Saw You and Just a Little by Caleb Klauder Country Band

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Salt by Jeff Oaks

_____And then taking the dog out to pee. And then looking up into the dash of stars.

_____Poetry


A Bottle of River by Maureen Seaton and Samuel Ace

_____Or he//pedals away swarmed/and shoeless

_____Poetry


Three Panel Book Reviews by Lisa Brown

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_____Comics


Corn by Susan Comninos

_____Still, three lines drop/for the family scythe. First son. Open your hand.

_____Poetry


Dissemble the Masquerade by Letting Up Despite Great Faults

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border town by Amy B. Wright

_____My stepfather’s upper body rounds when we sit, and he rests his forearms on the table.

_____Nonfiction


The Warbler’s Necropsy by Joel Hans

_____The songbirds are dying

_____Fiction


They Do This by Kimberly Bruss

_____The hostas grow rapidly Their fronds unravel/like tongues under the stillborn sun.

_____Poetry


Landscape by Randolph Schmidt

_____Michael’s backyard was manufactured beauty, peaceful and counterfeit.

_____Fiction


The Return by Caleb Scott

_____Where now does the body/go

_____Poetry


Masollan (live on the Llano River) by Balmorhea

cruel-1cruel-5cruel-3cruel-4

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Parking Garage, California by Trey Jordan Harris

_____The mouth of hell is twisting/inside me

_____Poetry


Aim by William Fargason

_____There was no target, at least not at first.

_____Poetry


Dust Lords by Clay Cantrell

_____It had been six weeks since the wildfires/and already he’d stopped remembering.

_____Poetry


Locusts and Honey and The Knife Collector by Jesse Breite

_____Along the gutter’s underbelly, I spot/the transparent loaf of a shell split-open.

_____Poetry


Wishing Well (j. viewz Remix) by Wild Cub

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Rubies for Dorthea Lasky by Caroline Crew

_____There is red and there is grace/and I cannot fall into both.

_____Poetry


Chiapas #2 and Because it was unseasonably warm by Nick St. John

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Summer 2013 Contributors

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Cover Art by Chris Ferebee