Big Muddy 5.1

 


 

Cover Photo:

Kevin Koch

   

Cover Design:

Jon Thrower

Beth Lewis
 

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

Jon Thrower

Beth Lewis

Mandy Henley

 

Publishing Interns:

Shawn McLain

Mary Eakins

 

Editorial Assistants:

Jarret Green

Ben Foster

Nikole Behlmann

Donna Farley

 


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Contents

 

Nonfiction

Kevin Koch, Iowa

The Savanna Army Depot: Prairie and Production in the Former Home of Bombs

 

William H. McKenzie, Illinois

New Orleans or Bust!: The History of the Rail Line for Today's Trip, the Frisco River Division

 

Joseph Spring, Illinois

Falling River: The Weight of the Mississippi at Winona

 

John Weber, Missouri

The Calculus of Backpack Cooking

 

Fiction


Laura Payne Butler, Texas

Wander Down River

 

Jo Van Arkel, Missouri

Door to Door

 

J. Dixon Hearne, California

Plantatia

 

Alyson M. Indrunas, Washington

Whiskey for Sugar

 

Photography/Artwork


Carol Wheeler, Texas

Orchid

Plumeria at Botanical Gardens

Rain Lily

 

Gerald Wheeler, Texas

Hour-old Painted Foal

Star and her Foal

 

Reviews

Poetry


Eric Baggett, Missouri

Piracy

 

David Bond

Rend Lake at Sunset

 

Misty McCormick-Chism, Missouri

Farmer's Daughter

 

Wayne Crawford, New Mexico

Desire

 

Dave Etter

The Circus Left Town a Long Time Ago

 

Erin Keane, Kentucky

James and the Giant Peach

The Velveteen Rabbit

Winnie the Pooh

 

John Cantey Knight, Louisiana

No Place To Go

In My Pocket is a Pistol

 

John Noland, Oregon

Meadowlarks

The Mourning Dove's Call

 

Louis Phillips, New York

Down Home Jackson Miss. Stomp

 

J. Tarwood, United Arab Emirates

Midwest Pyro

Other Lives

Night Shift at Penny Plate

 

Fredrick Zydek, Nebraska

Letter to Bergstrom about the Operation

Letter to Brown on the Old Family Farm

 


Jeffrey Noonan reviews:

Becker, Judith. Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing. Indiana UP, 2004. Paperback, 194 pp. $29.95. Nonfiction.

 

Jim Elledge reviews:

LeSueur, Joe. Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003. Hardcover, 305 pp. $25. Poetry/Nonfiction.

 

Leon N. Cluck reviews:

Trowbridge, William. The Complete Book of Kong. Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2003. Paperback, 64 pp. $14. Poetry.

 

Shawn McLain reviews:

Hall, Donald. The Painted Bed. Houghton-Mifflin, 2002. Hardcover, 112 pp. $23. Poetry.

 

Jon Thrower reviews:

Bukowski, Charles. Sifting through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way. Harper Collins, 2003. Paperback, 395 pp. $14.95. Poetry.

 

Dustin Michael reviews:

Greenway, William. Ascending Order. University of Akron Press, 2003. Paperback, 90 pp. $14.95. Poetry.

 

Meredith Purvis reviews:

Condon, Phil. Clay Center. Eastern Washington University Press, 2004. Paperback, 316 pp. $18.95. Short Fiction.

 

Benjamin Pruett reviews:

Gildner, Gary. Somewhere Geese are Flying. Michigan State University Press, 2004. Paperback, 240 pp. $19.95. Short Fiction.

 

Jason Sander reviews:

Lethem, Jonathan. Men and Cartoons. Doubleday, 2004. Hardcover, 160 pp. $19.95. Short Fiction.

 

Michael G. Howell reviews:

Scalapino, Leslie. Dahlia's Iris: Secret Autobiography + Fiction. Fiction Collective Two, 2003. Paperback, 213 pp. $13. 95. Fiction.

 


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