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 […]
Melissa King Rogers
MELISSA KING ROGERS teaches high school literature, composition, journalism, and creative writing at Druid Hills High School in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds an MA and PhD from the University of Georgia and has studied at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She lives in Decatur with her teacher-writer husband and Lego specialist first-grade son.
We were drawn to them the way kids crave adults who are not their parents, camp coaches we could carve out crushes on and not feel creepy. He was a grizzly, big hands, a mean spiral. He called the plays in pick-up football after Prayer Circle where they’d one-up each other for the roughest sack […]
At nineteen my former student jacks a car with a toy gun. Give me the keys! he says, but he carries her groceries in, unlocks her door—can’t leave her alone in the cold, she looks so scared. Not even an hour later he’s in handcuffs. He’ll get fifteen. Ten if they go easy, a soft judge. […]
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 […]