Winter 2017: Vol. 45, Issue 1

CONTENTS

Editor’s Note by Jason Howard

FICTION

Sparkle by Leah Hampton
Last Light by Michael Croley

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Trout Flashes by Bill King
The Poetry of Pepperoni Rolls by Courtney Balestier

POETRY

Alimony by Warner James Wood
And I remember it now by Warner James Wood
First Saturday of Spring by Warner James Wood
Moon Song by Warner James Wood
When by George Ella Lyon
March 28, 1941 by George Ella Lyon
Spring by Jay Kidd
Unlikely Pairings by Gail Tyson
Reading Together by Gail Tyson
On Listening to My Father Sing by Morgan Blalock
Where the Next Poem Is by Morgan Blalock
Passing Through by Amy McCleese Nichols
Cave Run Lake by Amy McClesse Nichols
Tree Watching by Maren O. Mitchell
Interior with Window by Marcia Hurlow
Ruts by Thomas Alan Holmes
Ashamed at what I need by Mark Vogel
Daughters in Wonderland by Tasha Cotter
Seafarers by V.C. McCabe
The Parting Glass by V.C. McCabe

SPECIAL FEATURE: HUNTING RITES

Fiction: Buckshot by Ryan Kauffman
Poetry: Northern Mississippi by Ben Groner III
Fiction: Accidents by Alice Martin

INTERVIEW

Julie Hensley by Jason Howard

CRAFT ESSAY

Little Shop of Writing by C. Williams

BOOK REVIEWS

Night Garden (Mullins) by Donna M. Crow