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Fall 2009

Cover Art: Sally Grizzell Larson
Front: No. 6, 22''x35'', chromogenic print, detail
Back: No. 13, 21''x 35'', chromogenic print, detail
No. 99, 25''x 30'', chromogenic print
(From the series "Thread and Carbon, Oil and Steel.'')


David Shumate – When a Fool Reaches Maturity
If You Hire a Poet to Draw a Map
Interpreting the Metaphor

Jim Daniels – Last Night a Reckless Cyclist

S. Whitney Holmes – Rubin’s Vase

Shira Richman – Boy


Ravi Shankar – Hitchhiker

Christopher Ankney – To the Rivers:

Joanne Diaz – Pride and Rejudice

Maria Hummel – Ghost Traffic

Jon Thomspon – Six Feet Under

Maureen McHugh – Quick Note Left on the Kitchen Table
Quick Note Left on the Kitchen Table II

Stephanie Rogers – Elegy

Jehanne Dubrow – Bowl, in the Shape of a Bristol Boat

Luke Johnson – Remembering the Old Testament While Walking the Dog

Doug Ramspeck – Feral Evening

Theodore Worozbyt – Litter

Jen McClanaghan – From “Entering the Cemetery”

Liz Scheid – Tuesday

Billy Reynolds – Driving Drunk

Luisa Villani – Revise: There Was a Man, Silvio

Ryan Collins – Cry a River

Judson Evans – Spark Notes

Megan Kaminski – [untitled]

Jennifer Chapis – Dream of the Shoulder

Byron A. Kanoti – Ghost and Pig

Tomaz Salamon – Hallmarks

Gray Jacobik – The Skeptic’s Prayer

Quan Barry – simulation



Keith Lee Morris – Ayudame

Ashley Shelby – Winter-Over

Kerry Banazek – Conception and Other Lessons

Josie Milliken --  A Body, Running

Geoffrey Becker – Man Under



Beth Alvarado – Susan and the zunis

Winona Winkler Wendth – Strapless



Ryan Dowler – Mammals

Kara Dunn – Touch the Pillow

Jose Rivera – Yellow



Excerpts from a Q & A with Marvin Bell



The Waitress Was New
Dominique Fabre
Reviewed by Ann Przyzycki

American Salvage
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Reviewed by Jessi Phillips 

Walking to Extremes in Iceland and New Mexico
Howard McCord
Reviewed by Kate Dernocoeur

The Plain Sense of Things
Pamela Joern
Reviewed by James Pray 

Family Bible
Melissa J. Delbridge
Reviewed by Jennifer D. Munro 

R. A. Riekki
Reviewed by Melinda Moustakis 

The Dart League King
Keith Lee Morris
Reviewed by James Miranda


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