Willy Conley
A Shrub Grows in Phoenix

Willy Conley - A Shrub Grows in Phoenix

Visual
This is what I call a “watergraph”—a term I invented that came from taking photographs of water reflections that have… Read more »
Richie Siegel
Arch

Richie Siegel - Arch

Visual
Simply put, my eye is drawn to repetition. Lines are the basic element of everything in the world, but they… Read more »
Jon Lance Bacon
Beach People

Jon Lance Bacon - Beach People

Visual
Art may represent the imposition of order on random experience, but I try to capture moments when everything falls into… Read more »
Charlie Bondhus
Built Fire

Charlie Bondhus - Built Fire

Poetry
Charlie Bondhus has published two books of poetry—What We Have Learned to Love, which won Brickhouse Books’s 2008-2009 Stonewall Competition,… Read more »
Jonathan Travelstead
Dream of Car Wreck and Failed Extrication

Jonathan Travelstead - Dream of Car Wreck and Failed Extrication

Poetry
Jonathan Travelstead served in the Air Force National Guard for six years as a firefighter and currently works as a… Read more »
Sonya Huber
Glass Beads

Sonya Huber - Glass Beads

Creative Nonfiction
Sonya Huber is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (2010), finalist for… Read more »
Liz Robbins
heat

Liz Robbins - heat

Poetry
Liz Robbins’ second full collection, Play Button, won the 2010 Cider Press Review Book Award, judged by Patricia Smith. Her… Read more »
Jennifer Fandel
Heat Wave

Jennifer Fandel - Heat Wave

Contest - Honorable Mention
Jennifer Fandel’s poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Baltimore Review, Midwestern Gothic, Little Patuxent Review, Natural Bridge,… Read more »
Moira Egan
Hot Flash Sonnet

Moira Egan - Hot Flash Sonnet

Contest - 2nd Place
Moira Egan’s poetry collections are Cleave (WWPH 2004); Bar Napkin Sonnets (The Ledge 2009); La Seta della Cravatta/The Silk of… Read more »
darlene anita scott
How to Keep a Secret

darlene anita scott - How to Keep a Secret

Poetry
darlene anita scott shares the role of “baby of the family” with a twin sister who found her fifth grade… Read more »
John Martino
I Can Feel the Heat Closing In

John Martino - I Can Feel the Heat Closing In

Visual
Convinced that the camera does not replicate reality so much as revolutionize it, I aim to make black-and-white, street-style photographs… Read more »
Doris Ferleger
Instead of Angels

Doris Ferleger - Instead of Angels

Poetry
Doris Ferleger, Ph.D., is a prizewinning poet whose debut book of poetry, Big Silences in a Year of Rain (available… Read more »
Leslie F. Miller
intersection

Leslie F. Miller - intersection

Poetry
Leslie F. Miller likes to break things and put them back together in a random, yet tasteful, order. A writer,… Read more »
Gerard Beirne
Meditation #21 Nothing Is The Matter

Gerard Beirne - Meditation #21 Nothing Is The Matter

Poetry
Gerard Beirne is an Irish writer now living in Canada where he teaches at the University of New Brunswick and… Read more »
Leslie Jill Patterson
Mirage

Leslie Jill Patterson - Mirage

Creative Nonfiction
Jill Patterson teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. Her prose and poetry have appeared most recently… Read more »
Rusty Kjarvik
Mountain Reflection on Cyclical Wordplay

Rusty Kjarvik - Mountain Reflection on Cyclical Wordplay

Visual
Rusty Kjarvik is an emerging writer who has begun to embark on a career path as a creative writer only… Read more »
Susan Gabrielle
Newton's Third Law

Susan Gabrielle - Newton's Third Law

Creative Nonfiction
Susan Gabrielle’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The Christian Science Monitor, Heyday, TheBatShat, San Francisco Peace and… Read more »
Leslie Tucker
Packing Heat

Leslie Tucker - Packing Heat

Creative Nonfiction
Leslie Tucker, a Detroit escapee, lives on the side of a South Carolina mountain and refuses to divulge its exact… Read more »
Vincent Scarpa
Painting Jorge’s Daughter

Vincent Scarpa - Painting Jorge’s Daughter

Fiction
Vincent Scarpa recently graduated with a BFA in writing from Emerson College. His stories and essays have appeared or are… Read more »
James Valvis
Samaritan

James Valvis - Samaritan

Creative Nonfiction
James Valvis is the author of How to Say Goodbye (Aortic Books, 2011). His writing can be found in many… Read more »
Ann Cwiklinski
Selkie

Ann Cwiklinski - Selkie

Contest - 1st Place
Ann Cwiklinski won first place in the WITF/Central PA Magazine writing contest in 2009 and 2011; her stories,  “Dulce Domum” … Read more »
Slangston Hughes
The Devil's Cleansing

Slangston Hughes - The Devil's Cleansing

Born in and influenced by the HipHop era, yet at the same time always acknowledging the foundations laid down by… Read more »
Claudia Cortese
The field curdles

Claudia Cortese - The field curdles

Contest - 3rd Place
Claudia Cortese’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2011, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, and Kenyon Review Online,… Read more »
Kevin Adler
The Place I was Before

Kevin Adler - The Place I was Before

Fiction
Kevin Adler grew up in Auburn, Maine. His fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Confrontation, Badlands,… Read more »
Grace Cavalieri
The Portrait

Grace Cavalieri - The Portrait

Poetry
Grace Cavalieri’s newest publications are a chapbook, Gotta Go Now, 2012 and a novella in verse, Millie’s Sunshine Tiki Villas,… Read more »
Sid Gold
Wild Dog

Sid Gold - Wild Dog

Poetry
Sid Gold’s two books are Working Vocabulary (Washington Writers’ Publishing House) and The Year of the Dog Throwers (Broadkill River… Read more »

The field curdles

Claudia Cortese

in June heat: Lucy plucks her leg hair with tweezers: floats her hairless body through those rotting distances: though Lucy doesn’t see: an unnamed girl: who wants to be all horse: gallops past her, finds a clearing and pulls her skirt over her head: dreams in her dark box of barns on fire: siren-bright: their shrieking holes: and I perch on a sycamore’s highest branch: watch girlhood’s arsons.

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