Big Muddy 13.1


      Cover Photo:

"Segregation"

by Willy Conley

Design by Caleb Tankersley

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

Amanda Meyer, Caleb Tankersley, Carrie Walker

Publishing Interns:

Alex Hughes, Shaylin Montgomery, Rebekah Scheffer, Melanie Whithaus

 

 

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Contents
 

2012 Contest Winners

Jessica Weatherford, Texas

Lure

 

Anna Dizack, Arizona

Inheritance

 

Non-Fiction


Steven Bender

Tragedy at Neely's Landing: The Burning of the Steamer Stonewall

 

Mike Bezemek

Rivers Unknown

 

 

Fiction


Doug Hoekstra

Extra Sensory Something

 

Stephanie Dickinson

Vanilla Wafers

 

Crona Gallagher

The Wisdom of Eggs

 

Robert Hamblin

Ex-Convict

 

Bridgette Shade

The Machinist's Son

 

Malaika Favorite

Abigail

 

Photography

 

Willy Conley

Sundial

Sears Oil Company

Bait Shack

Used Car Shack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Poetry


Angelina Oberdan

Hunting for Treasure

 

Kenneth O'Keefe

Time Capsule

 

Jianqing Zheng

Spring

 

Matthew Brown

Marriage

The Hills Behind the Farm

 

Paul Martin

Aunt Vilma

 

Karen Eileen Sisk

Writing the Bird Book

 

JB Mulligan

questions and answers

 

Holly Guran

Green Heron

Marsh

 

John McKernan

Ways to Begin an Elegy

 

Daniel James Sundahl

Road-Hunting, October 1965

 

David Gross

Storm Awareness

 

Ed Meek

New Madrid, MO, 1811

 

Kristin Berkey-Abbott

Somewhere Between Side Dish and Dessert

 

Elyse Schuler-Cruz

I Thought of You Today

 

Mark Taksa

Seeds

 

Lowell Jaeger

The Cold War at Home

How We Survived the Cuban Missile Crisis

 

Bill Brown

April's Fool

 

Robert Joe Stout

Iowan Looking West from Oregon

 

Danielle Rohac

Fall in Michigan

 

Patricia L. Hamilton

Fourth of July

 Reviews

Angela Spinzig reviews:

Xiaobo, Liu. June Fourth Elegies. Graywolf Press, 2012. 229pp. Hardcover: $26.00

Marcie Upchurch reviews:

DeBlasio, Donna M., Charles F. Ganzert, David H. Mould, Stephen H. Paschen, and Howard L. Sacks. Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History. Swallow Press, 2009. 218 pp. Paper: $16.95

Nathan Reynolds reviews:

Frank, Matthew Gavin. Pot Farm. University of Nebraska Press, 2012. 223 pp. Paper: $16.95

Geist, Jennifer reviews:

Carcia, Karen. On Subjects of Which We Know Nothing. New Michigan Press, 2011. 48 pp. Paper: $9.00

Samantha Carano reviews:

Disch, Thomas M. A Tale of Terror. University of Minnesota Press, 2010. 292 pp. Paper: $16.95

Marcie Upchurch reviews:

Mihesuah, Devon Abbott.  Document of Expectations. Michigan State University Press, 2011. 195 pp. Paper: $19.95.

Adam Armstrong reviews:

Berger, Jacqueline. The Gift That Arrives Broken. Autumn House Press, 2010. 85pp. Paper: $14.95.

Jeannette Boylin reviews:

Boruch, Marianne. The Glimpse Traveler. Indiana University Press, 2011. 227 pp. Paper: $19.95.

Marcie Upchurch reviews:

Spufford, Francis. Red Plenty. Graywolf Press, 2010. 434 pp. Paper: $16.00.

Adam Armstrong reviews:

Ricca, Brad. American Mastodon. Black Lawrence Press, 2011. 81 pp. Paper: $14.00.

Samantha Carano reviews:

Baker, Deborah. The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism. Graywolf Press, 2011. 246 pp. Hardcover: $23.00.

 


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