Sagamore Hill by Overmountain Men
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
Mating Habits of the California Land Snail by Kilby Allen
_____Doris Agatha Denby. Her parents were assholes.
Inquest and The Sun May Eventually Engulf the Earth by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft
_____ Start there, in/the unforgiving middle
Last Time I Saw You and Just a Little by Caleb Klauder Country Band
Salt by Jeff Oaks
_____And then taking the dog out to pee. And then looking up into the dash of stars.
A Bottle of River by Maureen Seaton and Samuel Ace
_____Or he//pedals away swarmed/and shoeless
Three Panel Book Reviews by Lisa Brown
Corn by Susan Comninos
_____Still, three lines drop/for the family scythe. First son. Open your hand.
Dissemble the Masquerade by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
border town by Amy B. Wright
_____My stepfather’s upper body rounds when we sit, and he rests his forearms on the table.
The Warbler’s Necropsy by Joel Hans
_____The songbirds are dying
They Do This by Kimberly Bruss
_____The hostas grow rapidly Their fronds unravel/like tongues under the stillborn sun.
Landscape by Randolph Schmidt
_____Michael’s backyard was manufactured beauty, peaceful and counterfeit.
The Return by Caleb Scott
_____Where now does the body/go
Masollan (live on the Llano River) by Balmorhea
Parking Garage, California by Trey Jordan Harris
_____The mouth of hell is twisting/inside me
Aim by William Fargason
_____There was no target, at least not at first.
Dust Lords by Clay Cantrell
_____It had been six weeks since the wildfires/and already he’d stopped remembering.
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.
Wishing Well (j. viewz Remix) by Wild Cub
Rubies for Dorthea Lasky by Caroline Crew
_____There is red and there is grace/and I cannot fall into both.
Chiapas #2 and Because it was unseasonably warm by Nick St. John
Summer 2013 Contributors
Cover Art by Chris Ferebee