Spring 2020: Vol. 48, Issue 2

CONTENTS

Editor’s Note: A Statement About Our Name by Jason Kyle Howard

FICTION

Bethany Holmstrom
Pile of Feathers

Mary Alice Hostetter
Traps

Vanessa Van Besien
Milk

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Rebecca Hazelwood
Secondhand Stories

POETRY

Frank X Walker
On Mother’s Day
Hairline Fracture
Deejay Battle
Y’all Say I Do, We Say Black Lives Matter
Mrs. Butterworth, Uncle Ben, & Aunt Jemima
Baptism by Dirt
Commencement 2020

Jenn Blair
Beersheba Springs Assembly
After the Prodigal Returned
Hellbender
The Flood
Paper

L. Renée
Gone
Fish Fry

Jae Dyche
On Birds
Elegy as a Railroad Watch
Axis Mundi

Lisa M. Kendrick
Match Girl
Jawbreaker

Alison Terjek
Leaving the Mountains

Elizabeth Gordon
Almost Heaven, or Mixed-Race Road Trip Following the Fall of Saigon

INTERVIEW

Carter Sickels by Robert Gipe

BOOK REVIEWS

The Book of Daniel (Aaron Smith) by Savannah Sipple

Appalachia North (Matthew Ferrence) by Emily Masters

The Ash Family (Molly Dektar) by Donna M. Crow

Planted by the Signs (Misty Skaggs) by Sylvia Woods

LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia (Jeff Mann and Julia Watts, Eds.) by Melissa Helton

COVER PHOTOGRAPH

Justice UndoneUntitled #14 by Raymond Thompson Jr.