Big Muddy 2.1

 


 

Cover Art:

By Inland Waterways artist
Gary Lucy

www.garylucy.com

 

Front Cover:  "Lewis and Clark: The Departure from the Wood River Encampment, May 14, 1804"        

 

Back Cover:
"Eating up the Lights: Marking the Channel for Safe Passage"


 

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editor:

Dan Crocker

 

Editorial Assistants:

Mary Jane Mills

Stacey Rollins

 

Publishing Interns:

Rebecca Brown-Gregory

Leon Cluck

M'Lee Fife

Mandy Henley

Amy Kay

 


Back Issue


Back Issue Price:
$8.00 (+ postage)

If you are a contributor, please contact us to find out about your discount.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Contents

 

Nonfiction

Nancy Bunge, Michigan

From La Crosse to Reality: The Blacklist's Impact on Joseph Losey

 

Lynn Casteel, Missouri

The Heights

 

Robert Chappell, Wisconsin

We're Homey. We're Simple. But Don't Call Us Quaint. (Please.)

 

Randy Cunningham, Ohio

Return to the River

 

Editors

Inland Waterways: The Highways of Our Heritage—An Interview with Gary Lucy

 

Anna Leahy, Missouri

Sunday Afternoon at the Barnes & Noble

 

 

John E. Miller, South Dakota

Laura Ingalls Wilder, A Perspective from 1932

 

 

Arthur J Stewart, Tennessee

Trickster Rules

 

 

Fiction


Rachel Hall, New York

Dreams of the Mundane

 

Felicia Swanson, Illinois

Undercurrents

 

Mary M. Wallace, Illinois

Local Landmarks and Points of Interest

 

Tammy Wilson, North Carolina

The Postcard

 

 

Photography/Artwork


Gerald Wheeler, Texas

Hawk

Tractor

Southern Comfort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

David Bond, Illinois

Hee Haw Hell

 

George L. Bristol, Texas  

Ste. Genevieve

 

Maureen Tolman Flannery, Illinois

Coming to Crossing 

 

G Timothy Gordon, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

SHE

 

Michael A. Hoerman, Massachusetts

Wild Strawberries in Ozark County

 

Bradley Earle Hoge, Texas

Sinking into Shoveler's Pond

 

Elizabeth Howard, Tennessee

Where the Rivers Run

 

Holly Iglesias, Massachusetts

Suffrage 

 

Jarret Keene, Nevada

Voices from the Fire

Meat

 

John Cantey Knight, Louisiana

Mark Twain

 

Susanna Lang, Illinois

Spring Floods

 

Deena Linett, New Jersey

Holy Saturday in the Northern Plains

 

Sallie McCormick Adams, Missouri

Flood Song

Missouri Flood Rivers

 

Corey Messler, Tennessee

Life by the Mississippi

 

Kelby Ouchley, Louisiana

Coming Back

 

Elaine Fowler Palencia, Illinois

On the Greenway

Interlude for Horns

 

Carol J Pierman, Alabama

Hands Across America

 

David Radavich, Illinois 

Inundation Rhapsody: Midwest 1993

 

Laurence Snydal, California

Storm Fence

The Circus

 

Virgil Suarez, Florida

Song of What Attracts the Bumble Bee to the Wisteria

 

Delilah Tayloe, Missouri 

Hard Frost Tomorrow (Whitewater to Bloomfield)

 

Davi Walders, Maryland

Delta Currents

 

Fredrick Zydek, Nebraska

The Dangerous Art

Outside the Circle of Fire

Reviews


Curt Leitz reviews:

Younker, Richard. Yankin' and Liftin' Their Whole Lives: A Mississippi River Fisherman. Shawnee Books (Southern Illinois University Press), 2000. Nonfiction.

 

Larry Hamilton reviews:

Schneider, Barbara, and David Stevenson. The Ambitions Generation. Yale University Press, 1999. Nonfiction.

 

Jackie Kieres reviews:

Gribbin, John and Mary Gribbin. Stardust: Supernovae and Life: The Cosmic Connection. Yale University Press, 2000. Nonfiction.

 

Allen Gathman reviews:

Graves, Joseph L, Jr. The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millenium. Rutgers University Press, 2001. Nonfiction.

 

Henry Azuma reviews:

Dalmage, Heather M. Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World. Rutgers University Press, 2000. Nonfiction.

 

Curt Leitz reviews:

Severs, Ron. One Good Story: A Mississippi Kayak Journey. Nodin Press (Micawber's), 2000. 148 pp. with photographs by author. Nonfiction.

 

Susan Swartwout reviews:

Bass, Rick. Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism. Milkweed Editions, 1999. Nonfiction.

 

Susan Swartwout reviews:

Taylor, Helen. Circling Dixie: Contemporary Southern Culture through a Transatlantic Lens. Rutgers University Press, 2001. Nonfiction.

 

Stephanie Williams reviews:

Ng, Mei. Eating Chinese Food Naked. Washington Square Press, 1998. Fiction.

 

Rebecca Brown reviews:

Olsen, Lance. Sewing Shut My Eyes. Fiction Collective Two, 2000. Short Fiction.

 

M'Lee Fife reviews:

Levandoski, Rob. Serendipity Green. Permanent Press, 2000. Fiction.

 

Stacey Garcia reviews:

Koertge, Ron. Geography of the Forehead. University of Arkansas Press, 2000. Poetry.

 

 


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