Volume 17 | Spring 2017

Cover art by Eden Minnebo.
Cover design by Emily Clause and Katie Dudlets.

Special thanks to Julie Taylor, Jim Meirose, Michael Martone, Laura Julier, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Eileen Hedrick, Ben Gilholme, Danielle Devoss, and Henry Crawford.

Contents:

  • Holding Air by Mark Tucker, poetry
  • Unsociable Media by Ken Gosse, poetry
  • In the Science Lab by Les Bares, poetry
  • Life in a Box by Douglas Wright, fiction
  • Taking Small Steps by Peter MacFadden, fiction
  • Caught in a Crosswind by Bob Thurber, fiction
  • Door Prize by Bob Thurber, fiction
  • Bump and Fork by Jhaki M.S. Landgrebe, fiction
  • Relationship Computer Code by David Sheskin, poetry
  • Estate Sale of the Century by David Sheskin, poetry
  • Let’s Make You a Headress by Camille Thomasson, poetry
  • Let’s Be Walking Poems by Camille Thomasson, poetry
  • Let’s Have a Fire Sale by Camille Thomasson, poetry
  • Fish Sticks by Race Blazek, poetry
  • Concern, with Thirst and Hunger by Ryan Mooney, fiction
  • The Creatures in the Dark by Claire Kortyna, creative nonfiction
  • Mouthful by Jason Harris, fiction
  • it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines – chapter 12 by Ben Miller and Dale Williams, sequential art
  • The Happiness of Others Makes Me Uncomfortable by Adrian Potter, poetry
  • Monitor Your Finances by Adrian Potter, poetry
  • I Haven’t Taken My Pills in Two Weeks by Adrian Potter, poetry
  • The Black Net Veil by Russel Reece, fiction
  • Now You See It by Nancy Ludmerer, fiction
  • White Whites by Jeffrey Kingman, poetry
  • Birthday Girl by Jeffrey Kingman, poetry
  • Heidi of the Alps by Jeffrey Kingman, poetry
  • Getting Better by Emily Cousins, poetry
  • Tennyson Takes a Bullet by Matthew Wolfe, poetry
  • Everything That Matters by Alissia Lingaur, fiction
  • Angelesque by Jennifer Burnau, poetry
  • Oh Geez, I’m Writing A Poem About Blood by Christine Tierney, poetry
  • In the Skin by Stuart Forrest, poetry
  • Cunning Punctuations by Richard Kostelanetz, creative nonfiction
  • Play by Jonny Johnson, fiction
  • The Electron Goes to Hollywood and Reads the Bible by Brooke Larson, poetry
  • Why It? Eff Why by Brooke Larson, poetry
  • Contributors’ Notes by Kevin Bray, fiction
  • Another by Chris Fried, poetry
  • Hot Sake by Chris Fried, poetry
  • The Jungle Beneath by David Lohrey, poetry
  • Stop the Forest Fires by David Lohrey, poetry
  • Turpentine by Willow Watson, poetry
  • Once Upon a Childhood by Howard Gershkowitz, poetry
  • Small and Festive Hell by Nikita Schoen, fiction
  • The Man in the Yellow Hat by Shelley Harp, fiction
  • Facebook by Andrea Bass, poetry
  • Lizzie by Cody Cox, poetry
  • Regrets by Cody Cox, poetry
  • Oldchella Reportage: Transformational Desert Trip? by Gerard Sarnat, creative nonfiction
  • Rum and Peanut Butter by Kathryn Jensen, poetry
  • The Proposal by Sabrina Oliveira, fiction
  • Creation Story by Sara Borjas, poetry
  • Psychotic Fairytales by Taylor Hambrick, poetry
  • She Poisons Herself by Darian Selander, poetry
  • My Thurberesquecapade by Anthony Rubino, creative nonfiction
  • Easter Island by Benjamin Nash, poetry
  • An Expat Thinks of Cervantes by Tim Suermondt, poetry
  • The Hallway of the Eye by Alejandro Escudé, poetry
  • Different Points in Time by Dustin Alexander, fiction
  • Fractures by Breka Blakeslee, fiction
  • Underwear Adios by Mark Brazaitis, fiction
  • Northanger by Jessica Alexander, fiction
  • The Nalou’s Tale by Aleah Sternman Goldin, fiction
  • The Kids in West End by Darrin Doyle, fiction
  • Parable of the Sailor by Dick Altman, poetry
  • Iona’s Nose by Dick Altman, poetry
  • To Whom It May Concern by Koal Gil, fiction
  • Excerpts from the Life and Sayings of Pescuetti as Told By Aron of The Lowlands by Michael Trocchia, fiction
  • The Contrarian Enthuses by Mercedes Lawry, fiction
  • The Hypocrite by Mercedes Lawry, fiction
  • Sexting by Marilyn Morgan, poetry
  • sex on the grass by Marilyn Morgan, poetry
  • You Have One Fancy Ass Name by Jay Dietcher, creative nonfiction