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Fall 2008 

Cover Art: Julia Haw
Compartmentalization 11:08 PM, 22’’ x 28’’, acrylic on canvas
Self-Portrait, 16’’ x 20’’, oil on canvas


Brent House – Augur of Illuminated Manuscript

Graham Foust – Morality and Temporal Sequence

Marvyn Petrucci – Aftermath

S.G. Frazier – from An Aerosoled Representation of the Maya and the Moche Eating Against a Wall

Mike Dockins – Letter to Jenks from Hurricane Ivan

Jennifer Pilch – The Passenger

Sandra Simonds – Ponce de Leon as Floridaphila

Janine Joseph – What After 

Lia Purpura – Rescue Projects| Once 

Jason Stumpf – Blind Man’s Singing School| In the Valley of Decision

Natalie Giarratano – Armenia at the Dinner Table 

Michael Robins – He Frowns for No Good Reason 

Mark Yakich – For a Suicide Bomber| Embedded| Reader / Reaper 

T. Zachary Cotler – Feast of Weeks 

Katherine Bode-Lang – The Pomegranate 

Keith Montesano – Ghost Lights 

Corey Marks – Fire & Tulips 

Alexandra Teague – Language Lessons

Nick Courtright – The Surveyor 

Bruce Bond – Peal

Kateri Kosek – The Bottom of Things

Ashley Toliver – what the body remembers| Kinesis

Sandy Tseng – Night Shift 

G. C. Waldrep – The Blindfold is a Chain Like the Mourning Dove

Ely Shipley – In her hair a petal

Richard Jackson – Here and There, October 7, 8:18 PM

Tony Tost – from Elephant & Obelisk (I)| from Elephant & Obelisk (II)



Roger Sheffer – Three Davids

Eric Braun – Kick-Ass Stereo

William Lychack – The Shell Game

Jenny Hanning – The Difference

Kellie Wells – The Soft-Footed Phantom Speaks

Jacob White – Being Dead in South Carolina


William O’Rourke – This Old House on the Prairie: Extreme Makeover

Allyson Miller – Sea of Love



James Magruder – Penelope & the Sterile Field


Margaret von Steinen – The Convergence of Creative and Spiritual Faith in Jean Valentine’s Poetry



Goat Funeral
Christopher Bakken
Reviewed by Michael Levan

Blind Rain
Bruce Bond
Reviewed by Natalie Giarratano

The Perfect Man
Naeem Murr
Reviewed by Curtis Van Donkelaar

in the devil’s territory
Kyle Minor
Reviewed by Jason Skipper

The Region of Lost Names
Fred Arroyo
Reviewed by Robert Kirkbride

Editor: Rachel Swearingen
Managing Editor: Adam Clay
Drama Editor: Christine Iaderosa
Poetry Editors: Shannon Jonas, Michael Levan
Fiction Editors: Melinda Moustakis, Adeena Reitberger
Nonfiction Editor: Maggie Andersen


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