Big Muddy 3.1

 


 

Cover Art:

"One Dollar Bridge"
is a mixed media piece                      

by Megan Thrower,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
 


 

Editors:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

Mandy Henley

Bridget Brown

 

Publishing Interns:

Michael G. Howell

Carla Lee

Mackey Smith

Katherine Mayer

Kristi Murray

 

Editorial Assistants:

Chris Ashby

Bryce Aubuchon

Todd Aubuchon

Meghan Buford

Tonia Ems

Valonna Fowler

Kristine Hehner

Chris Larose

Ben Marxer

Jennifer Nelson

Jason St. John

Dale Hawkins

 


Back Issue


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Contents

 

Nonfiction

Steven Bender, Missouri

Neely's Landing—The Rise and Fall of a Mississippi River Town

 

Bill Church, Missouri

Chains

 

E. Scott Cracraft, New Hampshire

Show Me Socialists:  Missouri's Early Radical Heritage, 1861–1920

 

Katherine Fischer, Iowa

River Fever

 

K. Jack Killgore, Jan Jeffrey Hoover, Robert A. Hrabik

Pallid Sturgeon Captured Four Years After Its Release

 

Philip C. Kolin, Mississippi

Going to Humes with Elvis:  An Interview with Robert Cummings

 

Fiction


J. Dixon Hearne, California

Transfiguration

 

L. B. Parker, Alabama

Little Rock's Fire

                        

Cedric Shannon, Illinois

Blood Brothers

 

Richard Lee Zuras, Maine

The Wrestlers of Evangeline Parish

 

 

Photography/Artwork


Gerald R. Wheeler, Texas

Vintaged Tractor

Tractor Resting in Peace

Buoy

Antique Wheelchair

Beetle Graveyard

Blue Heron in Reeds

Eden II

Trading Post

 

Reviews

Poetry

Paul Davis, Missouri

The Broader Beat of Things

 

Sue De Kelver, Wisconsin

When an Atheist Dies

 

George Gott, Wisconsin

Muntu #009

 

Susan Grigsby, Missouri

The Bartered Bride of Calhoun County

 

Ryan Harper, Missouri

And Then One Day

 

Adam Houle, Wisconsin

Nabokov Westerns

 

Elizabeth Howard, Tennessee

The Flame Eternal

 

John Cantey Knight, Louisiana

A Memento from the French Quarter

 

Philip C. Kolin, Mississippi

Mississippi Cold Rain

 

Joanne Seltzer, New York

A Convoy of Headlights

 

Virgil Suárez, Florida

Jesús's Map

 

Gerald Wheeler, Texas

Rookery

 


Carol Morrow reviews:

McElroy, Colleen J. Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar. University of Washington Press, 2001. Paper, 250 pp. $17.95. Nonfiction.

 

Nikki Trokey reviews:

Treat, Jessica. Not a Chance. Fiction Collective Two, 2000. Paper, 169 pp. $12.95. Fiction.

 

Heather Baskin reviews:

Cisneros, Sandra. Caramelo. Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Hardcover, 443 pp. $24. Fiction.

 

Bridget Brown reviews:

Palahniuk, Chuck. Choke. Anchor Books, 2001. Paper, 293 pp. $13. Fiction.

 

Leon Cluck reviews:

DeLancey, Kiki. Coal Miner's Holiday. Sarabande Books, 2002. Paper, 219 pp. $13.95. Short Fiction.

 

Vernon Gravely reviews:

Spencer, Mark. The Weary Hotel. The Backwaters Press, 2000. Paper, 161 pp. $14. Fiction.

 

Mandy Henley reviews:

Ciresi, Rita. Mother Rocket: Stories. Dell Publishing, 2002. Paper, 162 pp. $12.95. Short Fiction.

 

Carla Lee reviews:

Wallace, Ron. Quick Bright Things. Mid-List Press, 2000. Paperback, 172 pp. $14. Short Fiction.

 

Clay Matthews reviews:

Gilling, Tom. The Adventures of Miles and Isabel. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. Hardcover, 198 pp. $23. Fiction.

 

Nikki Trokey reviews:

Hubbard, Susan. Blue Money. University of Missouri Press, 1999. Paper, 180 pp. $17.95.  Short Fiction.

 

Stacey Rollins reviews:

Glaser, Elton and William Greenway. Eds. I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio. University of Arkon Press, 2002. Paper, 221 pp. $19.95. Poetry.

 


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