Winter 2021: Vol. 49, Issue 1

CONTENTS

Editor’s Note by Jason Kyle Howard

FICTION

Monica Brashears
The Trouble With Snakes

Laura Demers
Clinch River Ashes

Michael Alessi
Call a Body Home

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Martha Grace Duncan
Cattle Upon a Thousand Hills

POETRY

Clay Matthews
She Scattered Love Like Wildflower Seed

Despy Boutris
Moonless Pastoral

Emma Aylor
Melitodes
Oronym

Virginia Ottley Craighill
The Hunter’s Afterlife

Matt Vekakis
Bench Saw
Queers on the Oregon Trail

Amy McCleese Nichols
Prophecy

Jessica Jewell
Joshua 7:22 in the Ruins

DJ Hills
Nostalgia
Blue Heron

Rosemary Royston
On a Dark Road

Michael Garrigan
The Poet Stumbles Upon a Used Hypodermic Needle While Fishing in Schuylkill County

Forrest Rapier
Rowing Out of a Riptide

M. Christine Benner Dixon
On mowing over a snake

Joseph Hardy
Mercy

Matthew Hawk
Self-Portrait in a Dirty Mirror With the Lights Off
Drive-In Movie During a Pandemic

INTERVIEW

Leah Hampton by Annie Frazier

BOOK REVIEWS

Hillbilly Hustle (Wesley Browne) by Emily Master

Down By the Eno, Down By the Haw: A Wonder Almanac (Thorpe Moeckel) by Misty Skaggs

COVER PHOTOGRAPH

Tinsel Graveyard by Greta McDonough