Volume XXVIII, Number 2


Volume XXVIII, Number 2
Spring 2008
Cover Art: Joey Remmers:
Frogs
Cover design by Mark Daley & Michael Czyzniejewski

Table of Contents

Fiction
Traci O. Connor "The Flying Codona"
Cam Terwilliger "Life Story"
Kevin Wilson "Days at the Beach"

Poetry
Colleen Abel Two Poems
Gaylord Brewer "Heart's Warning"
Patricia Fargnoli "Pemaquid Variations"
Nancy Kuhl Two Poems
Sydney Lea Two Poems
Carrie Oeding "Apology to Meditation"
Mark Sullivan "What Bites?"
Michael Trocchia "The Metaphysician Goes Home"

Nonfiction
Carol Guess "Nebraska"
J.M. Tyree "Other Brooklyns"

The 2007 Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award
First Prize: Andrew Brininstool "Peppermint Schnapps"
Editors' Choice: Matthew Batt "Power Ballad of West Allis"
Editors' Choice: B.J. Hollars "Loose Lips Sink Ships"

The 2006 James Wright Poetry Award
First Prize: Bryan Walpert "Thank You, Persia"
Editors' Choice: Wendy Barker "Why I Dread Teaching The Sun Also Rises"
Editors' Choice: Katherine Bode-Lang "Lament for Pluto"
Editors' Choice: Hannah Faith Notess "The Multitude"
Editors' Choice: Ryan Teitman "The Cartographer Revises His Premise"

The 2006 Creative Nonfiction Award
First Prize: Simmons B. Buntiin "The Sum of All Species"

Translation Chapbook
Srecko Kosovel "Bitter Without Meaning"
Translated from the Slovenian by Barbara Siegel Carlson and Ana Jelnikar

Featured Poet
Andrew Grace "Almost Here: Poems From Sancta"

What We're Reading
The Boatloads by Dan Albergotti
Kayaking Alone: Nine Hundred Miles from Idaho's Mountains to the Pacific Ocean by Mike Barenti
The Soul Thief by Charles Baxter
Birmingham, 35 Miles by James Braziel
Houses Fly Away by Leann Couch
The Night I Freed John Brown by John Michael Cummings
Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath Benjamin S. Grossberg
Folding a River: Poems by Kawita Kandpal
Tyrants: Stories by Marshall N. Klimasewiski
Downriver: Short Stories Jeanne M. Leiby
Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish by Joe Mackall
Deep Light: New and Selected Poems 1987-2007 by Rebecca McClanahan
To See the Earth by Philip Metres
Between Panic and Desire by Dinty W. Moore
In a Bear's Eye: Stories by Yannick Murphy
Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories by Tom Noyes
Elephants and Butterflies by Alan Michael Parker
Ovenman: A Novel by Jeff Parker
The Floating Bridge: Prose Poems by David Shumate