Big Muddy 9.1


 

Cover Photo:

Holes made by the pileated woodpecker at Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois, near the Spoon River's mouth. Photographed by Thomas V. Lerczak, April 21, 2008, with a Nikon 35 mm SLR.


Cover Design:

Caleb Tankersley

 

Editor:

Dr. Susan Swartwout 

 

Assistant Editors:

Mandy Henley

Marcia Herring

 

Publishing Interns:

     

Caitlin Brown

Stacy Orris

Joshua Smith

Caleb Tankersley

Maggie Walter

 

Editorial Assistants:

Donna Essner

Jennifer Hotop

 

 


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Contents
 

Nonfiction

Margaret Dulaney, Pennsylvania

Carrie

 

Steven Faulkner, Virginia

Sand Bank

 

Dell F. Pendergrast, Virginia

Family Rifts

 

Blake Perkins, Arkansas

Race Relations in Western Lawrence County, Arkansas

 

C.R. Resetarits, New Jersey

Circling

 

 

Poetry


John M. Anderson, Massachusetts

Destroyer

 

Robin Carstensen, Oklahoma

When Asked to Write About Your Life

 

Noel Conneely, Ireland

York Street

 

John Cantey Knight, Louisiana

At Orpheus on Lundi Gras Night

 

Elaine Fowler Palencia, Illinois

Novel Instructions

Eclipse

 

Robert Nazarene, Missouri

The Glass

The Beast of Burdens

 

Jeff Schiff, Illinois

Psalm for a Murderous Time

Permission

 

Nathan Scott, Louisiana

Drifting Through the Filth on St. Charles and Wondering Where the Beads Go, Hungover on Ash Wednesday

 

Richard Sederstrom, Minnesota

My Grandfather’s Watch

 

Dan Stryk, Virginia

Fishing After Rain

Friendliness

 

Mark Taksa, California

Lifting from the Dusty Words

 

Toni Thomas, Oregon

Easy Hips

 

Jianqing Zheng, Mississippi

Nirvana

 

       

Reviews

Fiction


Chris Drew, Wisconsin

Miller’s Field

 

Rebecca Hodge, North Carolina

River of Words

 

G.D. McFetridge, Montana

Oil Wells and Silver Perch

 

Laura McHugh, Missouri

Down the River Road

 

Jeremy Melvin, Illinois

Missing Love [complete version]

 

Brett Riley, Alabama

Golgotha

 

 

Photography/Artwork


Brett Taylor, Tennessee

The Woody Cemetery

 


Matt Essner reviews:

Gaiman, Neil. M is for Magic. Harper Collins, 2008. Paper, 260 pp., $6.99. Fiction.

 

Marcia Herring reviews:

Matthews, Clay. Superfecta. Ghost Road Press, 2008. Paper, 81pp., $13.95. Poetry.

 

Leslie Loyd reviews:

Tweedy, Joanna Beth. The Yonder Side of Sass and Texas. Southeast Missouri University Press, 2009. Paper, 164 pp., $19. Fiction.

 

Benjamin Marxer reviews:

Yoon, Paul. Once the Shore. Sarabande Books, 2009. Paper, 280 pp., $15.95. Fiction.

 

Jeremy Thompson reviews:

Hamilton, Laurell K. Strange Candy. Berkley Books, 2007. Paper, 304 pp., $14. Fiction.

 

Frank X Walker reviews:

Tubbs, Stephanie Ambrose. Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis & Clark Trail. University of Nebraska Press, 2008. Paper, 144 pp., $17.95. Nonfiction.

 


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