Big Muddy 2.2

 


 

Cover Photo:

"Ferry Dock Rest Stop"                         

by Gerald R. Wheeler, Katy, Texas  


 

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

Dan Crocker

Mary Jane Mills

 

Publishing Interns:

Mandy Henley

M'Lee Fife

Amy Kay

 

Editorial Assistants:

Leonna Essner

Leon Cluck

Amy Kay

Kristi Murray

Emily Wipfler

Mandy Henley

Gina Bader

Mackey Smith

 


Back Issue


Back Issue Price:
$8.00 (+ postage)

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

 

 

 


 

Contents

 

Nonfiction

Stephen Lyons, Illinois

Dispatch from Illinois' Great Snake Migration

 

Clobert Bernard Broussard, California

Boy: Up from the Bayou

 

Robert Kneib, Missouri

Of Wooden Johnboats

 

Maria Szasz, New Mexico

The Irreplaceable Sergeant John Ordway

 

J. D. Smith, Illinois

My Coronation

 

Lynn Morrow, Missouri

St. Louisans at the Knobel: Sport Tourism and Conservation in Arkansas

 

 

Fiction


Stephen Graham Jones, Texas

Southern Gothic

 

Ann Boaden, Illinois

Dancing Lessons

 

 

Photography/Artwork


Lynette Baca, Kansas

Historic Mulvane Jail through Window

Historic Mulvane Jail through Broken Door

 

Gerald R. Wheeler, Texas

Farm House

Grandpa's RV

School Bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

Malaika Favorite, Georgia

Mississippi

River Preacher

Day of Ascension

 

Richard Newman, Missouri

Salem, Indiana, 1963

 

Claire T Feild, Alabama

Damease

 

Beverly Rainbolt, Louisiana

Looking for Leadbelly's Bones

 

Melissa Gurley Bancks, Missouri

Haunting in Louisiana

 

John Cantey Knight, Louisiana

 It Hasn't Rained for Two Weeks

 

Richard Broderick, Minnesota

To the Old Ones

Let Us Gather by the River

 

Ryan G. Van Cleave, Wisconsin

Psalm of Summer's Amnesia

 

J. T. Ledbetter, California

In Turley's Woods

 

Susan Grigsby, Missouri

Sudden Truths Avoided

Letters Sent in Faith

 

Corinne Lee, Texas

Captured

 

Alana Merritt Mahaffey, Arkansas

In Lookback Time

 

Llewellyn McKernian, West Virginia

Now and Forever by the Mississippi

 

Leslie Adrienne Miller, Minnesota

Easter Flood, 2001

 

Louis Daniel Brodsky, Missouri

Kudzu

Going to a Colloquium at Ole Miss, 1982

A Renewal of Faith

 

David Radavich, Illinois

Land Between the Rivers

 

Jill Ozier, Iowa

To a Fisherman, After Years

 

Terry Savoie, Iowa

Almost a Vacation

 

Joanne Seltzer, New York

Mardi Gras

Barging the Louisiana Bayous

 

Bo Hall, New Mexico

MawMawClaw

 

Kristine A. Somerville, Missouri

Most Beautiful

 

Reviews


Joel Rhodes reviews:

Watts, Edward. An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture. Ohio University Press, 2002. 278 pp. $55. Nonfiction.

 

Ryan Harper reviews:

Dan Jaffe. Playing the Word: Jazz Poems. BkMk Press, 2002. 80 pp. $13.95. Poetry.

 

Clay Matthews reviews:

Rios, Alberto. The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body. Copper Canyon Press, 2002. 103 pp. $14. Poetry.

 

David M. Taylor reviews:

Cortez, Jayne. Jazz Fan Looks Back. Hanging Loose Press, 2002. 115 pp. $14. Poetry.

 

Mandy Henley reviews:

Gottlieb, Daphne. Why Things Burn. Soft Skull Press, 2001. 125 pp. $12. Poetry.

 

Emily E. Wipfler reviews:

Hunt, Laird. The Impossibly. Coffee House Press, 2001. 265 pp. $23.95. Fiction.

 

Amy Kay reviews:

Huston, Nancy. Dolce Agonia: A Novel. Steerforth Press, 2001. Fiction.

 

Leon Cluck reviews:

Papaleo, Joseph. Italian Stories. Dalkey Archive Press, 2002. 298 pp. $13.95. Short Fiction.

 

Thomas Eaton reviews:

White, Curtis. Requiem. Dalkey Archive Press, 2001. $13.95. Fiction.

 

Mandy Henley reviews:

Caponegro, Mary. The Complexities of Intimacy. Coffee House Press, 2001. Paper, 233 pp. $14.95. Short Fiction.

 

Leonna Essner reviews:

Coberly, Lenore McComas. The Handywoman Stories. Swallow Press/ Ohio University Press, 2002. 165 pp. $16.95. Short Fiction.

 


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