Big Muddy 11.2

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by Brenda Brinkley





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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Lisa Knopp, Nebraska

    Painting the River: Henry Lewis's Great National Work




Jan Bowman, Maryland

   After the Rain 


Richard Dokey, California

   Mr. Hunolt's Coat


Logan Garrels, Missouri



Jacqueline Guidry, Missouri


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 



  Jean Berrett, Wisconsin



  David Bond, Illinois

    Local Phenomenon

    House and Contents


  Renee Emerson, Kentucky

    What Will Keep




   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



Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, California

    Winters, We Watch the Snow Descend Slowly


Errol Miller, Louisiana

    Saturday Night at Billy Bob's


E.I. Pruitt, Missouri


       Adult Children Anonymous 


 Jenny McRoby, Kentucky



 Jos Antonio Rodrguez, New York


      The Professor Speaks of Language


Sheila Sanderson, Arizona

    "Only One Place To Be: Hell or Kentucky"



Jean-Mark Sens, Louisiana

    On Fridges


Mark Taksa, California

    Reversing The Iron Hug


Sally Van Doren, Missouri


      The Lengthening 



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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