Issue 9 Summer 2015 PAUL ADLER received his MFA from Columbia University, where Matthew Zapruder selected his thesis manuscript as winner of the 2012 David Craig Austin Prize. Paul currently works as the Assistant Editor of Westchester Magazine. JACOB M. APPEL is the author of the novels The Biology of Luck and The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up. His fourth collection […]
RICHARD CECIL’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, New England Review, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, River Styx, The Journal, Atlanta Review, and many other magazines. He teaches in both the English Department and the Honors College at Indiana University as well as in the Spalding University brief-residency MFA Program in Louisville.
The revelers have stumbled home to bed, leaving crushed beer cans and plastic cups for joggers and dog walkers to avoid as they hustle past my house in icy silence. It’s too cold to talk or bark—too cold for birds who shiver on bare branches to tweet warnings that overhead a hungry hawk is circling […]
Where does God go when He/She gets bored with the same old, same old Universe created fourteen or so billion years ago? For God all travel has to be Domestic. No getaway from Everywhere exists unless you count the uncreated Chaos from which all things were made but to which nothing can return, not even […]
Let’s say that you love life so much that you outlive your spouse and friends and enemies, your taste and hearing, but not your income or your brain. “102 and sharp as a pin!” Though your gold retirement watch has stopped, you’re still delighted, when you wake, that you don’t have to go to work, […]
NONFICTION David Kirby Photos by Barbara Hamby Cows and Wows: Why India Works Depite Itself and What We Can Learn from Its Example INTERVIEW Garnett Kilberg Cohen Interviewed by Okla Elliott Freshness, Craft, and Time FICTION Jacob M. Appel Gable’s Whiskers David Armstrong Gracile Laurie Blauner The Solace of Monsters Garnett Kilberg Cohen Bad […]