PRJ 2 Fall 2013

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Five Poems. Jeffrey AlfierAngelina’s Flower Shop on February 14th; Claiming November Sundays; Inheriting the Earth on Avenue F; Motor City Christmas Eve; Thursday Morning at Norms in Lomita.

Poem. Cindy Anderson. The Sky Turned Yellow.

Four Poems. Greg Brown. Watershed; Middle-class Blues; Mississippi State Highway Eight; Unnatural Disasters.

Poem. Anthony Butts. Faces.

Three Poems. Jonathan Callies. Hortus Conclusus; Kendal, 1957; Last Prayer of an Athiest.

Three Poems. Lauren Camp. Church Street; Measure; Visit to Iraq.

Poem. Valentina Cano. Childhood Encounter.

Five Poems. Tobi Cogswell. Choreography; Expanse of Solitary; Summer-Laden City; The Color of Forgiveness; What We Don’t Know About Jonah.

Poem. Rob Daniels. Lu.

Poem. Ab Davis. Homeless Man Found On the Railroad Tracks With a Bible and a Beer.

Fiction. Matthew Dexter. National Car Rental.

Five Poems. Cheryl Dumesnil. Love Song for the Drag Queen at Little Orphan Andy’s; It’s not the Holy Spirit; When There’s No Money Left; Colossal Failure of Human Design, We Celebrate the Hundredth Year of Your Death; Still Life, Ocean Beach.

Two Poems. Laura Esckelson. Thrive; on his last best day.

Poem. John Grey. Death of a Blues Singer.

Three Poems. Mary-Kaylor Hanger. How to See Monet’s Agapanthus; Bedtime Story; Letter to a Fifteen-Year-Old Self.

Fiction. Ed Hunt. Golden Needles.

Poem. Mark Jackley. Pledge.

Fiction. Matthew Kabik. In the Orchard, in the Field.

Creative Nonfiction. Timothy Kenny. Buying Time.

Poem. Steve Klepetar. A New Dream.

Two Poems. Al Maginnes. Spinning We Turn Into Songs; How Things Break in this World.

Two Poems. Ricki Mandeville. Sitting With Blank Paper at 12:07 A.M.; I Kneel in Dirt.

Two Poems. Louis Maraj. When Dandelions Walk West,; How I Knew I’d Never Possess Her.

Poem. Suzanne McWhorter. Conversations.

Three Poems. Nicci Mechler. Beauty Tastes Better; Propitious Arrangement; Roadside Souvenir.

Poem. Ken Meisel. Pictures.

Two Poems. Corey Mesler. Coquettes; A Small Simic Afternoon.

Two Poems. Michael Miller. Ancestors; Neighborhood.

Two Poems. Rodney Nelson. A Stranger; Credence.

Three Poems. Jose Padua. Civilization and Its Discontents; Gin and the River; Still Life with Uranus in the Chapel of Love.

Video/Photography. Rita Patel. Framing the Book.

Fiction. Memories of Batad. Bradford Philen.

Two Poems. Ken Pobo. Quick Cuts; Accepting Brevity.

Three Poems. John G. Rodwan, Jr. Our Mighty Projects; The Path is for the Traveler; What Makes Detroit Detroit.

Fiction. Robyn Ryle. Welcome.

Poem. April Salzano. Grateful.

Poem. Tiffany Tavela. Red Delicious.

Poem. Caitlin Thomson. Unravelling.

Three Poems. Sara Walton. Gun; Maternal things I inherit; My Father’s Mother.

Two Poems. Eric Webb. Goldfinch; The Bottoms at the West End of Kentucky.

Photographs. Christopher Woods. House, Rockland; The Light on Their Backs; Farmhouse Near Brenham; Roofs, New Hampshire.

Two Poems. Heather Hallberg Yanda. Dreaming in Counterpoint; The Neighbors’ Beautiful Daughters. 

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