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Issue 3 / 2013Editor: Beth Mead - From the Editor

Assistant Editor: Eve Jones

Managing Editors: Elizabeth A. Zerkel, Anothai Kaewkaen

Cover Design and Journal Layout
Christopher Mead

Cover Photographs:
Catherine Essner

Interior Photographs:
Leca K. Barker, Catherine Essner, Beth Mead, Virginia Newell

Contributor Bios

Editorial Assistants

Leca K. Barker
Carissa Barker
Nick Bateman
Mary I. Caldwell
Jennifer C. Cowgill
E. J. Deal
Catherine Essner
Adrienne J. Hawkins
Anothai Kaewkaen
Virginia Newell
Trevor Roe


Marie HummerTinder*
W. Scott Thomason — I Am Goliath
Jens Birk — The Maze
Robert Moulthrop — Barzini to the Rescue
Jessica Barksdale — Starving


Paul Scot AugustParallel Lines Meeting in Flame*
Lindsey Raven MillerFor a Ceramicist*
Carley Besl — The Uncertainty Principle
Sherilyn Lee — Back When Shelves Were the Only Furniture We Owned
Ray HolmesFrom High-Hung Planters*
Chris Haven — The Daughters of the Orchard
Steven Ray SmithFollow*
Doris Ferleger — The Porcupine Lady
Marvin Shackelford — Identity
Alex Stolis — Untitled story of living on a fault line, Untitled words made of flesh and memory
Erin Coughlin Hollowell — Black Hat
Jennifer Tappenden — Asleep
Ronja Vieth — What’s Your Dosha?
Nylah Lyman — Thoughts on Pigs and Goats
Alesia Thone Hill — Offal
Louisa Howerow — Our Bones Are Waiting for Your Bones
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky — Last Reckoning
John McCarthy — How to Disappear
Kyle Hemmings — Queen Marie


J. David Bell — Moon Man
Claudia A. Geagan — Durable Powers
Nimi Finnigan — Madame Colo
Wendy Fontaine — Drift
Lisa Haag KangSea Cucumbers and Flying Solo*

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