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Summer, poem by Brenda Glasure

Some days I remember, but mostly the nights. We swallowed hard, Kentucky bourbon burn, Crudités of pretzels and Slim Jims and peanuts. We rubbed our eyes against the soft of dusk, birdsong slept, turned crickets and bullfrogs, the tight buzz … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Man, poem by Julia Shipley

Have you seen my blue-eyed goose? He asks. He keeps one among the regular geese in the grain room of his grandfather’s barn, where they honk like broken trumpets as we approach. There are six, though you can’t count these beaks, … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Changes

I need to figure out whether or not to go forward with the Redneck Press White Trash anthology coedited with Timothy Gager. I’m feeling increasingly guilty about asking my fellow writers for stories and poems without proper compensation. It’s one … Continue reading

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Songbird, fiction by Tiffany Buck

Sarah June 1st. My favorite time of the year. The flowers are in bloom and it seems that all is right with the world. I’m walking to church with a song in my heart only it’s not Sunday, that’s tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Hem, poetry by Michael K. Gause

(for William Gay) Days lit flat and splayed, as if to understand a life is to log its contents. Take down work. Dissect the nights you don’t sleep. Meanwhile, life hangs with death in the woods.  Tin cups of waiting. Long … Continue reading

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PALE LEMON FIRE IN A PARTLY CLOUDY AUTUMN, poem by Dennis Mahagin

Nearly noon, on Thursday late October, and I see the trees swaying within a wind that means only business, no fragrant breeze here, no idle burlesque: merely rote screams, blue note egress from boughs with foresight and worse, they bite … Continue reading

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Lady Smith, fiction by Jim Wilsky

The third day on the run, they ditched a stolen pickup truck in the sprawling parking lot and then waited outside the doors of Nordstrom’s. Less than an hour later, they were turning out of Springtown Mall in a black … Continue reading

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The Property of Bug-Eyed Motherfucker, story by Wynne Hungerford

Apache Springs the crossroads was known as, and for miles around the land was called Apache Springs also. There was a single saloon at the crossroads next to a boarding house with its roof rotted from the nightly urine of … Continue reading

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Three-Man-Operation, poem by Mathews Wade

Papaw’s ranch ain’t so much a ranch but a two man operation with his neighbor Terry, whose wife is also named Terry, just two men rubbin pennies, joined by fences mended with zip-ties, where strung-out race horse rescues populate junked-fields … Continue reading

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Francis Alexander Finch, poem by Carl Boon

Francis Alexander Finch tilts his plastic dinner plate against the hard light of Hazelton Prison, reasoning the details of his rape case and limiting the movement of a single black ant. His mother, JoAnne Daphne Finch, has exited the grounds … Continue reading

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