the literary magazine of Gardner-Webb University

2020

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Kahn, One More Cup of Coffee Before I Go to the Valley Below

THE RASH AWARD IN FICTION

Matt Yeager, Lake Peignuer

THE RASH AWARD IN POETRY

Jenn Blair, Blood Mountain

THE FOOTHILLS POETRY AWARD

Myla Athitang, Sticky Rice

POETRY

James Adams, There’s a Lime Lying

Jeffrey Alfier, Granite County Pastoral

Tobi Alfier, The Solace of Arizona

Devon Balwit, Vintage Photo

Roy Bentley, A Good Kind of Leaving

L.R. Berger, A Long and Overdue Letter to Wendell Berry

Peter Bergquist, At the Beach

John Blair, Under the Volcano

Katie Ellen Bowers, The Heat of Summer

Betsy Brockett, Fist

Jennifer Brown, Memory Is a Body Concealed

Nathaniel Cairney, In the Garden of Immigrant Children

Barbara Caldwell, First Car Last Car

Sarah Carey, Meanwhile, America Is Losing Its Memory

Patty Cole, Lines, Margins, and Spotlights

Barbara Conrad, Another Category 5

Roger Craik, Waverly Street

Jim Daniels, Favorite Drug

John Davis, Jr., Ode to Southern Gray

Stephany L.N. Davis, Beasts and Bloodlines

Mary Christine Delea, After Re-Reading Willa Cather’s My Ántonia

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Meditation at Laguna Beach

Hollie Dugas, This Story Is Not in the Bible

Patricia L. Hamilton, Ghost Planes

Luke Hankins, Synapse

Robert W. Hill, Seascape

Jo Ann Hoffman, Her Fragrance

Gary Keenan, Apothegms in Aspic

Candice Kelsey, Closed Caption for the Hearing Impaired

Victoria Korth, Berries

Michael Kreger, New Mexico, 5:43 AM

Stacey Lawrence, Lisa

Yvonne Higgins Leach, Fear of Abrupt Endings

Betsy Littrell, Backwash

Robert McCall, The Spectral Forest

Kevin J. McDaniel, Eye of a Needle

David Alexander McFarland, Wind

Joshua McKinney, Betrayal

Nathan Miller, Exposure

K.G. Newman, Pitching Lessons

Douglas Nordfors, Never

Ilari Pass, Planted, from the Mind of a 7 Year-Old

Barry Peters, Riptide

Paulann Petersen, Dried Whole Persimmon

Eugene Platt, Love Poem for a Dying Wife

James Ramsey, Under the Haze of Oldest Mountains

Choya Randolph, Carry

Greg Rappleye, Detox

Devin Reese, Snarge

Linda Neal Reising, Horsman

Claire Scott, I’m Working on It

Maureen Sherbondy, Going Home

Mark Simpson, Illuminated Building, Darkening Cave

Rachel Sobylya, Elegy for Handwriting

Matthew J. Spireng, Letter to My Grandmother

Max Stephan, Clearing Out the Bomb Shelter, 1979

Alex Thomas, There Are So Many Things That Happen in Empty Places

Emily Townsend, The Storm on Interstate 10 to Florida

Lazarus Trubman, Flowers for Elizabeth

Allen Tullos, Old Finch House

Bob Wickless, The Only Image

Jan Wiezorek, Saw

Elaine Wilburt, How to Leave Your Child at College

D.C. Wiltshire, Testament

Joe Woodward, What Was Left Was

Jianqing Zheng, A Fleck of Warmth

FICTION

Ace Boggess, Shadow People

John Brantingham, Santa Monica Mountains

Nik Bristow, Gail Patena’s New North Star

Timothy Dodd, Our Convenience

Stephanie Dupal, Yields of Harvest

Wendy J. Fox, Pivot, Feather

Victoria Shannon, Kith and Kin

Randall Shelley, Little Dog

Duncan Smith, Reunion

Bill Smoot, Clearing the House

John Thomson, Julian’s Army

C.D. Watson, Decoration Day

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Brett Riley, Just Talk to Her, Dude

Tyler Whitney, My Dad: Found Within the Grey

Cynthia Yancey, From Asheville to Africa: Sarah in Sabawoori

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