the literary magazine of Gardner-Webb University

2019

Blue Window, a photo by Harold Ackerman

Blue Window, by Harold Ackerman

 

EDITORS’ NOTE

THE RASH AWARD IN FICTION
Seth Wieck, Tender Mercies of the Wicked

THE RASH AWARD IN POETRY
Mark Svenvold, Coda: Eurydice as Déjà vu Finale

J. CALVIN KOONTS POETRY AWARD
Callista Eckert, I Never Heard

EDITORS’ PRIZE IN POETRY
Joseph Rash, The Comet

POETRY
Maryam Barrie, Transformation
Terry Hall Bodine, Kipling’s Tea
Ben E. Campbell, Soup Bean Supper
Abby Caplin, Death of Sound
Carol Flake Chapman, Empty Pedestals
Rosemarie Dombrowski, Concussion with Broken Heart
Jonathan Louis Duckworth, Ducks Sleeping on a Sunny Hill
Renee Emerson, Queen Ludmilla
Terri Kirby Erickson, Soleá
Robert Fillman, The Second Offer
Tejan Green, Another Moon
Eric Greinke, Early Thaw
Ian T. Hall, Foxfire
Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, To the Brink
Carol Hamilton, Granddaughter Soon to Leave for College
Raymond P. Hammond, The Book of Sharon
Kristina Heflin, Star Stuff
Stephen Herman, The Journey
Mike Horan, Rosemary
Michael Lee Johnson, Injured Shadow
Peter Kahn, Southern Centuries
Nancy Kassell, Cuttings
R.J. Keeler, Fork
Angela Kelly, 1979
Christopher Kuhl, Evolution
Richard Lebovitz, The Booking, or How We Discovered Our Mother’s Dementia
Tasslyn Magnusson, A Return
Josh Mahler, The Backyard Where I Lost My Faith
C.I. Marshall, Riding the Trail of Birdsong
Preston Martin, A Quiet Poem
Kevin J. McDaniel, Fred Flintstone’s Sombrero
Jim McDermott, Mountaintop Removal
Mary McGinnis, A Better Ending to Our Movie
Alan Meyrowitz, Roll Call at Auschwitz
Sally Stewart Mohney, Fonta Flora Remains
Kathy Nelson, Eighty-Seventh Birthday, Gero-Psych Unit, Parkridge Hospital
Simon Perchik, Untitled
J. Ross Peters, Wetland Sounding
Fabrice Poussin, His Pleasure
Olivia Pridemore, Ghost Island
Phill Provance, Triangle
Greg Rappleye, Winter Flounder
Maria Sebastian, I Heard a Woman
Claire Scott, An Old Woman in a Dry Season
Allen Smith, Missing
Rachel Sobylya, Lenin
Matthew J. Spireng, These Geese
Bonnie Stanard, The Sensuals of Living in the South
Max Stephan, The Return
Rose Strode, On an Evening Walk in the Woods My Sister Asks Me If I
     Recall the Sound of Our Mother’s Voice
Jessica Lynn Suchon, Epilogue
Nancy Swanson, I Know Water
Kelly Talbot, Dusk
Jo Barbara Taylor, The Common Touch of Know-How
Rachel Tramonte, Sylvia
Jason Gordy Walker, Ode to a Dog Park
Bruce Arlen Wasserman, Why I Remember Dad
John Sibley Williams, Sinkholes
Leslie Williams, Friend as First-Class Relic
Nancy H. Womack, Dear Debbie Reynolds
David Xiang, An Unrequited Love for the Directionless

FICTION
Heather Bell Adams, Three Clicks

D Ferrara, Save the Mill
Brodie Lowe, Not the Man
Dave McNamara, Common Value
Mary Lambeth Moore, Emergencies
Ray Morrison, Can’t You Say You’re Sorry?
Ann Harper Reed, In Paradise
Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Any Other Kind
Duncan Smith, Fallout
John Thomson, The Forgiven
C.D. Watson, Lightning Crack, Thunder Roll
Nicholas A. White, Fragments of the Heart

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Matthew Maffei, My Father Plays the Guitar
Hali Morell, The Knitting Debacle: When an Armhole Full of Judgement
     Destroys Your Happy Place

COVER ARTWORK
Harold Ackerman, Blue Window

 

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