Big Muddy 11.2


BM11.2 Cover 

      Cover Photo:

"Abandoned"

by Brenda Brinkley

     

 

 

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

      Donna J. Essner

      Rhyen Campbell

 

Publishing Interns:

Rachael Evans

Nicholas Miranda

Matthew Sissom

 

Graduate Assistant:

Caity Read

 

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Contents
 

Non-Fiction


 

Lisa Knopp, Nebraska

    Painting the River: Henry Lewis's Great National Work

 

Fiction


 

Jan Bowman, Maryland

   After the Rain 

 

Richard Dokey, California

   Mr. Hunolt's Coat

 

Logan Garrels, Missouri

   Floaters 

 

Jacqueline Guidry, Missouri

   Maps 

Mickey Heath, Missouri

   Little Boy Blue and the Man on the Moon

 

Billie Louise Jones, Arkansas

   Port Bon Temps

 

G.D. McFetridge, Montana

   Trinity Whitewater 

 

Jacquelyn Milan

   Nobody But Me 

 

Susie Potter, North Carolina

   Saying Bye to Sam Bob

 

Justin St. Clair, Alabama

   Eat Your Fried Mush: The Curious Case of Wee Willie Shantz 

 

Joe Sacksteder, Michigan

   Portage des Morts

 

Ryan Stone, Illinois

   Play For Us 

Poetry


 

  Jean Berrett, Wisconsin

    Density

 

  David Bond, Illinois

    Local Phenomenon

    House and Contents

 

  Renee Emerson, Kentucky

    What Will Keep

 

Poetry


 

   Phillip Howerton, Arkansas

    Moon Shot, July 1969

 

Christopher Kuhl, Illinois

     The Killing Fields

 

William Kyle, Missouri

     Please Go, Bring Her Back

 

   Eric Lee, Florida

    Ode to Loneliness

    

Michael O. Marberry, Alabama

    Hired Hands

    The Field

    Sucker 

 

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, California

    Winters, We Watch the Snow Descend Slowly

 

Errol Miller, Louisiana

    Saturday Night at Billy Bob's

 

E.I. Pruitt, Missouri

    Tokens

       Adult Children Anonymous 

 

 Jenny McRoby, Kentucky

    Pear

 

 Jos Antonio Rodrguez, New York

    Figs

      The Professor Speaks of Language

 

Sheila Sanderson, Arizona

    "Only One Place To Be: Hell or Kentucky"

       Cattails 

 

Jean-Mark Sens, Louisiana

    On Fridges

 

Mark Taksa, California

    Reversing The Iron Hug

 

Sally Van Doren, Missouri

    Driving

      The Lengthening 

 

 Reviews

Airek Beuchamp reviews:

        Emanuel, Lynn. Noose and Hook. U of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. Paper, 72 pp., $14.95. Poetry.

 

Rhyen Campbell reviews:

        Jack, Zachary Michael. Homer Croy―Corn Country Travel Writing, Literary Journalism, Memoir. Tall Corn Books, imprint of Ice Cube Books, 2010. Paper, 274 pp., $24.95. Non-fiction.

 

Katherine Easter reviews:

       Collins, Floyd. What Harvest. Somondoco Press, 2011. Paper, 63 pp. $15. Poetry. 

       Plattner, Andrew. A Marriage of Convenience. BkMkPress, 2011. Paper, 180 pp., $15.95. Fiction.

       

Katelyn Hansell reviews:

       Winegarden, Mary. The Translator's Sister: Poems. Mayapple Press, 2011. Paper, 81 pp., $14.95. Poems.

 

Matthew Long reviews:

        Hausman, Blake M. Riding the Trail of Tears. U of Nebraska Press, 2011. Paper, 384 pp., $24.95. Non-fiction.

        Young, Dean. The Art of Recklessness: Poetry As Assertive Force and Contradiction. Graywolf Press, 2010. Paper, 184 pp., $12. Poetry.

 

Katherine Markey reviews:

        Stone, Ryan. Best Road Yet. Press53, 2010. Paper, 174 pp., $14.95. Fiction.

 

Nathan Reynolds reviews:

       Toomey, John. Sleepwalker. Dalkey Archive Press, 2010. Paper, 262 pp., $13.95. Fiction.

 

Emily Seagraves reviews:

        Hamblin, Robert. Crossroads: Poems of a Mississippi Childhood. Time Being Books, 2010. Paper, 123 pp., $15.95. Poetry.

 


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