Issue 5: Summer/Fall 2014 | Masthead

Essays

Wizard Grits: The Secret Life of the Indie Publisher

Word From the Editor

Fiction

Leaving

You are a Woman

Orientation Week

Swagger

How Not to Drown

The Average Man

Peace Comes at a Cost

Sometime Long Ago

Rock of Ages

Poetry

My grandfather dies at CJ’s Motel

White-Washed

Helen of Troy in Hiroshima

On Seeing Swans at the Embassy Suites, & When You Ask About Karen

Our Lady of the Highways

Cyclopsed

Self-Portrait as a Chicken Dinner

Alarums and Excursions

cheviot hills

You Left,

Somewhere in Afghanistan

CHRONOSCOPE 40: Night Walking

Noir, or Imitating Tom Waits

To My Husband As Velveteen Rabbit

Afterlife

The Grammar of Parenting

Birthday Song with Piano

Writing for Young People

Flower Boy

Louisa and the Moon

Wishing Day

Lunch Special

Kiese Laymon, Author of Long Division

Interviews

Lev Grossman, Author

Cosme Cordova, Artist and Community Arts Organizer

Elizabeth Earley, Author

Douglas Kearney, Poet

D. J. Waldie, Author

Creative Nonfiction

First Season, Shotgun

Nuclear Fallout

Me and Jerry

I Once Knit My Own

Beyond the Pale

The Blue Blanket

Flash Prose

Perry and Vega

Did You Know That Witches Speak With Their Vaginas?

Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

This Is the Way We Wash the Clothes

Phantom Language

The List

Art

The Surreal World: Parallel Universe: Pencil Drawings

Illumination and Night Glare: Oil Paintings

Behind the Chair: Monoprints, Oil Paintings, & Charcoal Drawings

Playing Fields: Mixed Media

Natural Media Watercolors

Rebuilding a Broken Youth: Mixed Media

Trophy Shots: Pencil & Pastel Drawings

Translation

Grandma’s Poems: Sex in an Apartment Building

His Last Word Was Silence

Gladys

Death; Jebu Island, and also Rain

Untitled

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BRÂNCUŞI Poems

The Naked Man, The Girl in the Glass

Takeoff