Issue 28

28f_001    28b_001


“Twilight Tune” (6″ x 9″)  |  “Sleeps in a Cello” (5″ x 12″)

oil pastel, watercolor, charcoal, and ink on heavyweight watercolor paper by Kellie Schneider




Brandon Shimoda    “Little Grace”

Shana Youngdahl    “Help Manual from Great Grandmother’s Bookshelf”

Adam Day    “Smoke”

Donald Platt    “What Form Shall the Soul Take?”   “Lord Now”

Patrick Culliton    “Winter Heritage”

Michelle Gil-Montero    “Charcoal”

Eric Kocher    “Séance for the Living”   “The Poem Where You End”

Collier Nogues    “Bad September”

Larissa Szporluk    “Tadpole”   “Water Bears”

F. Daniel Rzicznek    “Greenbottle Tortures a Thief”   “Pugilistic Attitudes”

Tyler Caroline Mills    “Performance”

Zachary Schomburg    4 Poems from The Pond

Kazim Ali    “december hour”

Jennifer Perrine    “This Animal Self”

Cheryl Clark Vermeulen    “Complete with Blue Flowers”

Christopher DeWeese    “Folksong”   “Poem for the Buzzard”

Rebekah Silverman    “Why But Not Why”   “Why But Not Who”

Mary Biddinger    “Saint Monica Composes a Five-Paragraph Essay on Girad’s Theory of Triangular Desire”

Susan Rich    “Hunger is the Best Cook”

Candace Black    “Fitzroy Road”

Lisa Gluskin    “Married Sex”

Michael Homolka    “Upstate with My Father after the Divorce”

Hannah Gamble    “The Birthday”

Trey Moody    “The Listener, the Land”

Scott Alexander Jones    “The Ambulance Driver Assures Us Self-Inflicted Says Nothing of Intention”

Matthew Gavin Frank   “The Morrow Plots”

Margret Grebowicz    “Thousands of Études”

Alex Lemon    “It Had Only Been Dead a Few Hours”   “California Hates You”


Bonnie Jo Campbell    “Somewhere Warm”

Brett Finlayson    “City-Love”

Albert Waitt    “You Open the Door”

Justin Jainchill    “Fashionista”

Mark Polanzak    “Gracie”

Michael Hinken    “Stalin, Friend of the Sparrow”


Michael Patrick Thornton    “The Princess and the Bear”


Scott Wrobel   “How Not to Write a Personal Essay for Freshman Composition”

Ira Sukrungruang    “For the Novice Bird Watcher”


Kristina Marie Darling    The Books of Sleep by Eleanor Stanford

Jennifer Malesich    Incident at the Edge Bayonet Woods by Paula Bohince

Valerie Pell    The Most of It by Mary Ruefle

Laura Donnelly    Shimming the Glass House by Helen Pruitt Wallace

Rachel Swearingen    The End by Salvatore Scibona

Chris Carter    The End by Salvatore Scibona