Big Muddy 7.2

 


 

Cover Photos:

Front cover-"Perfect Cord 2"

Back cover-"Perfect Cord" and "Perfect Cord 3"


Cover Design:

Karissa Scott

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

Mandy Henley

Karissa Scott

 

Publishing Interns:

Marcia Herring

Courtney Shalon

 

 

 


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Contents
 

Nonfiction

Kevin Koch, Iowa

The Rivers that Bring Us Together

 

Lynn Morrow, Missouri

A Surveyor's Challenges: P.K. Robbins in Missouri

 

Josh Peterson, Colorado

Elwood

 

 

Poetry


Roy Bentley, Florida

The Visiting Writer

 

David Bond, Illinois

The Tower at Giant City Park

 

John Grey, Rhode Island

Swamp Tour

 

Charity Lusteck, Minnesota

In the Shelter

 

Kristi Murray Costello, New York

Bear-like Intuition

 

William Sheldon, Kansas

On an Island in the Keys

 

Kevin Stein, Illinois

Parakeet and Dark Star

Thinking of the Second Time They Shoveled Up Mr. Lincoln

Pre-Bowdlerized Poem Composed for a Fourth-Grade Illinois History Text

 

       

 

Reviews

Fiction


Steve Anderson, Arkansas

X-mas, RVN, 1967

 

Tim Bass, North Carolina

Home Remedies

 

Jeremy Billingsley, Arkansas

A Stranger for the Sick

 

Ron Smith, Kentucky

First Comes Marriage

 

Mighty River Short Story Contest Winner

Pat Landreth Keller, Georgia

The Magician's Assistant

 

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest Winner

Lauren Savit, New York

Shimmering City

 

 

Photography/Artwork


Carol Wheeler, Texas

Flower 3

Waterlily 1

Waterlily 2

Waterlily 3

Butterfly 6

Butterfly 7

 

 


Karissa Scott reviews:

Antoon, Sinan. I'jaam. City Lights Publishers, 2007. Paper, 100 pp. $11.95. Fiction.

 

Marcia Herring reviews:

Daniels, Jim Ray. Mr. Pleasant. Michigan State University Press, 2007. Paper, 176 pp. $15.95. Fiction.

 

Marcia Herring reviews:

Shumaker, Peggy. Just Breathe Normally. University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Cloth, 278 pp. $24.95. Fiction.

 

Thomas Eaton reviews:

Hamblin, Robert. Keeping Score: Sports Poems for Every Season. Time Being Books, 2007. Paper, 106 pp. $15.95. Poetry.

 

Stacey Rollins reviews:

Flenniken, Kathleen. Famous. University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Paper, 74 pp. $17.95. Poetry.

 

Michelle Crosnoe reviews:

Miller, Leslie Adrienne. The Resurrection Trade. Graywolf Press, 2007. Paper, 96 pp. $14. Poetry.

 

Barbara Jenkins reviews:

Collins, Billy. The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems. Random House Trade Paperback Editions, 2005. Paper, 88 pp. $13.95. Poetry.

 

Serena Beam reviews:

Walker, Frank X. Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York. University of Kentucky Press, 2004. Paper, 88 pp. $15. Poetry

 

Shawn Seabaugh reviews:

Weigl, Bruce. Declension in the Village of Chung Luong. Ausable Press, 2006. Paper, 73 pp. $14. Poetry.

 

Karissa Scott reviews:

Radavich, David. America Bound: An Epic for Our Time. Plain View Press, 2007. Paper, 136 pp. $14.95. Poetry.

 


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