Issue 8 Summer 2014 HANNAH DELA CRUZ ABRAMS received the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award for her novella The Man Who Danced with Dolls and her memoir-in-progress The Following Sea. She has also been accorded a Rona Jaffe National Literary Award and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship. Her work has most recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Oxford American, Waccamaw, and Southern […]
GARY FINCKE‘s most recent poetry collection, The History of Permanence, won the Stephen F. Austin Poetry Prize and was published in 2011. His latest prose works are a collection of stories, The Proper Words for Sin (West Virginia, 2013), and a novel, How Blasphemy Sounds to God (Braddock Avenue Books, 2014). He is the Charles Degenstein Professor of Creative Writing at Susquehanna University.
Behind our house, a soft bog Digested things that died there. I tested it with my shoes, Expected hands upraised Or at least a riot of worms. Our nervous dog skittered As if she anticipated births. In that quagmire smother Was a sign of spring. The swamp, my father said, Was spreading, bleeding out From […]
EDITORS‘ INTRODUCTION Paul Crenshaw & Okla Elliott Special Nonfiction Issue FEATURED ARTICLE David Kirby photos by Barbara Hamby Who Made That Wooden Horse, and What’s It Doing on Our Beach? What Greece Needs Now ESSAYS Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams Letter to Laurena Amy Gigi Alexander From Lost to Loved in Bihar Robert Cowan Close Call […]