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Issue 1:
Winter 2013

Issue 3:
Winter/Spring 2014


Issue 4: Summer/Fall 2014


From the Editor's Note:

"...As for the question I pondered, my conclusion is: a dead heat.
Still the exercise was worthwhile, as it redoubled my resolve to
bring to readers more of both the Webbs and the Solomons,
ensuring that they will have the continuing delight of savoring
what the old lions are up to, as well as the thrill of catching the
next generation of masters on their way up..."

JEFF ALFIER is author of The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch) and Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre). Recent work appears in New York Quarterly, Louisville Review and Arkansas Review. The California poet is founder and co-editor of San Pedro River Review.


ACE BOGGESS is author of The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire). His work has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Southern Humanities Review and elsewhere. He currently resides in West Virginia.

SHIRLEY J. BREWER is the author of After Words (Apprentice House/Loyola) and A Little Breast Music (Passager). Some of her work can be found in The Cortland Review, Comstock Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Pearl, and other publications.

ELIJAH BURRELL is the author of The Skin of the River (Alabaster Leaves). The Missouri poet has also appeared in Measure, Sugar House Review, Swink Magazine, Cedars, Furnace Review, Country Dog Review, Penwood Review, and Stymie Magazine.


CHELSEY CLAMMER is the author of the essay collection There Is Nothing Else to See Here (The Lit Pub). Her work appears in The Rumpus, Atticus Review, The Coachella Review, The South Loop, and many other places. Chelsey is also the managing and nonfiction editor for The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.


KRISTOFER COLLINS is the author of the recent poetry collection Pennsylvania Welcomes You. In addition to being the Pittsburgh Magazine book reviewer, Kristopher owns Desolation Row Records & CDs, manages a bookshop, and is publisher and editor-in-chief of Low Ghost Press.


KATHLEEN CORCORAN grew up in Southern West Virginia, but has long considered Maryland home. She was awarded Maryland Arts Council poetry grants in 2003 and 2011. Her work can also by found at Baltimore Review, Passager, Little Patuxent Review, Pirene’s Fountain, and Naugatuck River Review.


CINDY FLETCHER creates murals and paintings, and performs emergency boat lettering at her studio base on the Eastport side of the Annapolis harbor. She lived at sea for two years, sailing the Atlantic circle to Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and back home to Spa Creek.


SID GOLD’s nomadic existence has made a circuit of Hyattsville, Annapolis, Baltimore and Rockville for years. He has twice received a Maryland Arts Council poetry award and his third poetry collection, Good with Oranges, is forthcoming from Broadkill River Press. New work also appears in Poet Lore and Loch Raven Review.


ABIGAIL GREENBAUM’s stories and essays have appeared in Ecotone, Louisville Review, Orion and other places. Thinking she would enjoy shooting at cans, Barry Hannah gave her a firearm which came East with Abigail to Georgia, whose governor just signed a law to open carry in churches and schools.


JONATHAN GREENHAUSE is the author of the chapbook Sebastian’s Relativity (Anobium Books). His recent work includes Prism Review’s 2012-2013 Prize, The Southeast Review, The Malahat Review, New Millennium Writings, and The William and Mary Review, among others.


JENN HOLLMEYER lives in the Chicago area. Her stories and essays have appeared in AGNI Online, Shenandoah, Post Road, Salamander, Meridian, Etchings, and other journals. Jenn is a founding editor of Fifth Wednesday Journal.


JENNY KEITH’s fiction, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in City Paper, The Pearl, Sewanee Theological Review, The Patuxent Review, and The Nebraska Review. Jenny lives in Baltimore where she collects estate tea, and plays bass guitar for Batworth Stone.


JANELLE ELYSE KIHLSTROM is the author of the chapbook, Blue Trajectory (Dancing Girl). Her poems and book reviews have appeared in a number of literary journals and she edits the online journal Melusine. Janelle lives with her partner and infant daughter in Bowie, Maryland.


RON KOERTGE’s most recent poetry volumes include the ghazal collection Indigo (2009), Fever (2006) and Making Love to Roget’s Wife (1997). His various honors include an NEA fellowship, a California Arts Council grant, Best American Poetry, Poetry 180, and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” column.


DANUTA E. KOSK-KOSICKA is both a poet and a translator from Poland. Her poems have appeared in Baltimore Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Ellipsis: Literature and Art, Little Patuxent Review, Mobius, Pirene’s Fountain, Pivot, Rufous Salon, and elsewhere.


GERRY LAFEMINA is the author of Little Heretic (Stephen F. Austin University), the post-rock novel Clamor (Codorus Press), and a collection of prose poems, Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist (Mayapple). Gerry chocks his wheels against the curbs on the steep streets of Cumberland, Maryland.


MERCEDES LAWRY is the author of two chapbooks, There are Crows in My Blood (Pudding House) and Happy Darkness (Finishing Line). Her poems have also appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Poetry East, The Saint Ann’s Review, and others. She lives in Seattle, but only when it rains. When the sun is shining, she lives everywhere.


JOSEPH LEVENS has published some very fine stories this past year in Gargoyle, Gettysburg Review, and The Literary Review. Perhaps just as many readers know him as the sturdy editor of Summerset Review, an online publication based on Long Island’s North shore.


OWEN LUCAS is a contrary ex-patriot, emigrating to Norwalk, Connecticut—rather than Paris—for its lively jazz scene. The Brit’s recent credits include The MacGuffin, A Clean Well- Lighted Place, Off the Coast, Lost in Thought, and The Gapped- Tooth Madness, among other places.


BILLI MACTIGHE is from Eastern Massachusetts where the warm Gulfstream joins a frigid down east blast. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Margins, Paper Nautilus, Rock & Sling, and Cease, Cows.


GREGG MURRAY has recent poems in Horse Less Review, DIAGRAM, [PANK], RealPoetik, Word For/ Word, and elsewhere. His e chapbook Ceviche (Spittoon Press) has just been released for 2014. Operating from his Georgia base, Gregg is also not shy about essays and reviews.


SHAWNA KAY RODENBERG moonlights as a poetry editor for the Southern Indiana Review’s poetry prizes. She is also the host of Slant, a monthly poetry reading series in Evansville, Indiana. Her work has appeared in New Millennium Writings and is forthcoming in Structo.


THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI’s latest novel Haywire was a finalist in the Asian American Literary Awards, and it won the Members’ Choice Award. He recently received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He lives in Manhattan.


TIMMY REED is the author of the short story collection Tell God I Don’t Exist, and has a novel forthcoming from Dig That Book Co. The Marylander’s recent work has appeared in AKashic Books, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Everyday Genius, Atticus Review, and Necessary Fiction.


AMY SCHMIDT lives in the boreal forest of Minnesota with her husband, daughter and hound dog. July is warm; she gardens then. All other time is spent huddling in front of the woodstove. Her work has been published in Calyx, Santa Clara Review and elsewhere.


MARVIN SHACKELFORD’s poems and stories appear in such journals as Confrontation, Cimarron Review, Harpur Palate, Southern Poetry Review, CutBank, and Armchair/Shotgun. He resides in the Texas Panhandle, earning a living in agriculture.


EDGAR GABRIEL SILEX is the author of two poetry collections from Northwestern University Press, Through All the Displacements and Acts of Love. He has received fellowships from the NEA, the NEH, and the Maryland State Arts Council.


AMANDA SKOFSTAD has made a long pilgrimage from a pubescent stingray attack to the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, to Oxford, England, and thence to South Bend, Indiana. Although she has published some very provocative essays, this is Amanda’s first poem.


KYLE SOLOMON is a puzzle of sorts. The lifelong Baltimore native has yet to taste crab. Trying to make sense of this, he majored in Philosophy at Towson University. He subsequently applied his existentialism to running the light-board op/tech for a handful of shows with Run of the Mill Theatre Company. His only other poem was published in The New Poet.


DONNA BAIER STEIN is the author of the story collection Sympathetic People (Serving House). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, New York Quarterly, and elsewhere. She was a founding poetry editor at Bellevue Literary Review and now publishes Tiferet Journal.


JIM TAYLOR is a retired bulk mail sorter who has also published poems in the Seneca Review and Welter. While Rochester, New York is known for its winters, it is also home to short, fecund, exhilarating summer gardens where Jim plays the role of “Bee” to everyone else’s “Fly.”


TERRELL JAMAL TERRY’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in West Branch, Columbia Poetry Review, Interim, Sou’wester, dislocate, and elsewhere. He lives in Wake Forest, NC.


BRIAN TIERNEY is a 2014-2016 Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. His recent work has appeared in AGNI, Best New Poets 2013, Kenyon Review, Narrative, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others.


OLIVIA WEBB is a Texas-based poet whose work has appeared in West Fourth Street Review, Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs, an anthology published by Pirene’s Fountain, and is forthcoming in the Eunoia Review.


CHARLES HARPER WEBB is the author of ten poetry collections, most recently Shadow Ball (University of Pittsburgh) and Amplified Dog (Red Hen). If a glance is more your style, his work can often be found in Paris Review, Ploughshares and American Poetry Review. The Whiting Award winner is also known for editing the Stand Up Poetry Anthology, most recently issued by the University of Iowa