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Editors' Note, Katherine M. Carithers, Caroline E. Cook Dec 2019

Editors' Note, Katherine M. Carithers, Caroline E. Cook

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary Apr 2019

Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary

Stonecoast MFA

Too Cool is a collection of short stories and essays concerning a young woman’s experiences with relationships, and how they help shape the world around her. The body, foregrounded as metaphor, is threaded throughout each story and essay in the collection in the hopes that all readers will relate to the sometimes un-relatable. Both in fiction and non-fiction, these pieces explore heartbreak, friendship and the human need for connection. The stories and essays are written in a minimalist style to emphasize that what is written is just as important as the information that has been left out, and their ...


Tales From A Secondhand Minivan / War Child, Jennifer L. George Apr 2019

Tales From A Secondhand Minivan / War Child, Jennifer L. George

Stonecoast MFA

Tales from a Secondhand Minivan/War Child is a collection of stories written in the front seat of a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country.

Inspired by the author’s lifelong wanderlust, this collection of flash and short fiction stories explores themes of escape, release, mortality, mental illness, and war. Roads and cars are prominent in these stories, serving as settings, objects of obsession, and even as characters. Tales from a Secondhand Minivan/War Child also travels beyond the end of the road, reimagining popular culture’s theories of the afterlife and offering a look at children who suffer the effects of ...


Whatever Makes You Happy, Gina Willner-Pardo Feb 2019

Whatever Makes You Happy, Gina Willner-Pardo

Mad River Review

Gina Willner-Pardo has written short stories published in Berkeley Fiction Review, Bluestem, Pleiades, Five on the Fifth, Origins Journal, The South Carolina Review,Streetlight Magazine, Summerset Review, and Whetstone, which awarded her story “Accident” the John Patrick McGrath Memorial Award (1999). She has also written seventeen books for children, all published by Clarion or Albert Whitman. Gina’s book Figuring Out Frances won the 1999 Josette Frank Award, presented by the Bank Street College of Education, to honor a book of “outstanding literary merit in which children or young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties in ...


4 Flashes, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois Feb 2019

4 Flashes, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

Mad River Review

MITCHELL KROCKMALNIK GRABOIS‘ poems and fictions have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, and has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for 99 cents from Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition.


Airing Out The Dogs, Jim Daniels Feb 2019

Airing Out The Dogs, Jim Daniels

Mad River Review

Jim Daniels' recent poetry books include Rowing Inland and Street Calligraphy, 2017, and The Middle Ages, 2018. He is the author of five collections of fiction, four produced screenplays, and has edited five anthologies, including Challenges to the Dream: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. His next book of short fiction, The Perp Walk, will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2019. He is the Thomas S. Baker University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon.


Untitled Haiku, Andrew S. Ellis Feb 2019

Untitled Haiku, Andrew S. Ellis

Mad River Review

Andrew S. Ellis is annoying, infuriating, agitating, provoking, engaging, encouraging, and all the things that make a person interesting. His poetry and short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Teen Ink, the Ohio Poetry Association Common Threads, and Ink, Sweat & Tears. He is a graduate of Wright State University, earning a BA in Religion. He lives in Ohio and survives primarily off of peanut M&Ms and mountain Dew.


Two Poems By Bernard Horn, Bernard Horn Feb 2019

Two Poems By Bernard Horn, Bernard Horn

Mad River Review

Bernard Horn’s Our Daily Words, winner of the Old Seventy Creek Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the 2011 Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry. His translations from the Hebrew of Yehuda Amichai’s poetry have appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. His poems have been featured in the Dime Show Review, the New York Times, Home(less)ness: Geographies of Identity: a zine, and the 2015 anthology, Devouring the Green: Anthology of New Writing. One poem was used to commemorate 9/11 on huffingtonpost.com, and he was a finalist for the 2016 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize ...


Cliff Path, Anne Britting Oleson Feb 2019

Cliff Path, Anne Britting Oleson

Mad River Review

Anne Britting Oleson lives and writes from the side of a mountain in Central Maine. She has published three chapbooks (The Church of St. Materiana, The Beauty of It, and Alley of Dreams) and two novels (The Book of the Mandolin Player and Dovecote). Her work has appeared in literary magazines worldwide.


Doing His Time With Fire, John Grey Feb 2019

Doing His Time With Fire, John Grey

Mad River Review

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Homestead Review, Poetry East and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Harpur Palate, the Hawaii Review and North Dakota Quarterly.


Two Apples Too Heavy, Colleen S. Harris Feb 2019

Two Apples Too Heavy, Colleen S. Harris

Mad River Review

Colleen S. Harris serves as a librarian on the faculty at California State University Channel Islands, where she also teaches in the Freedom and Justice Studies minor. She is the author of God in My Troat: The Lilith Poems (Bellowing Ark 2009), These Terrible Sacraments (Bellowing Ark, 2010), and The Kentucky Vein (Punkin House, 2011), as well as the chapbooks That Reckless Sound and Some Assembly Required out of Porkbelly Press (2014). She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry and fiction, holds the MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and is the co-editor of Women and Poetry ...


Between The Living And The Dead, Laura Henriksen Feb 2019

Between The Living And The Dead, Laura Henriksen

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Throughout my studies at the Graduate Center, I have attempted to deepen my understanding of how some people, such as myself and my family, came to be white, and what that means, and how it can be undone. This question of whiteness has pushed me further back ontologically, or deeper down, to include how some people came to be human, and then even further, how some matter came to be living. In my thesis project I attempt to participate in dismantling one of the most fundamental binaries in binary thinking — the strict and uncomplicated division between the living and the ...


What The Wasp Said, Hugh C. Culik Jan 2019

What The Wasp Said, Hugh C. Culik

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

On a bright spring day, the ancient building housing the English and Logic Departments begins to slowly collapse on itself, trapping McMann (an inept English professor) and Lucy Curt (a logician) in the office they share. As the Fibonacci repetitions of the building’s brickwork slowly peel away, McMann seizes the moment to tell Lucy stories about skunks, stories whose recurrent pattern finally leads to the unrecognized connection between a “message” burned into his ear by a wasp and the orderly universe for which he cannot find a language. At last, he looks up only to see Lucy descending a ...


Artist (Excerpt), Bill Y. Tang Jan 2019

Artist (Excerpt), Bill Y. Tang

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


My Unfair Trumpie Closely Encounters 'Julie Andrews', Marleen S. Barr Jan 2019

My Unfair Trumpie Closely Encounters 'Julie Andrews', Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a humorous short story about Trump.


Umsl Faculty Expertise Dec 2018

Umsl Faculty Expertise

Mary Troy

Research Capabilities: Creative Writing; Fiction Analysis; Novel Writing; and Short Story Writing


The American Dream As A Cultural Movement, Thomas W. Raskay Dec 2018

The American Dream As A Cultural Movement, Thomas W. Raskay

English Department: Traveling American Modernism (ENG 366, Fall 2018)

This piece investigates the relationship between the American Dream and automobility through a generational lens, assessing cultural change in each renewal of the American Dream. Comparing generations of Americans exploring and reforming cultural space reveals evidence of the American Dream as a tendency for generations to expand to new frontiers balanced by a duty to reform current social space. Automobility multiplies Americans’ options for exploration and explodes the rate at which modern generations engage with different spaces. Now that automobility is routine, Millenials have expanded to the new social space frontier in cyberspace, but a limitless frontier may disrupt the ...


Westview: Vol. 34, Iss. 2 (Winter 2018), Westview Staff Dec 2018

Westview: Vol. 34, Iss. 2 (Winter 2018), Westview Staff

Westview

No abstract provided.


Contributors, Westview Staff Dec 2018

Contributors, Westview Staff

Westview

No abstract provided.


Heterochromia, John Tavares Dec 2018

Heterochromia, John Tavares

Westview

This short fiction, with a dystopic vision, is set in a future Toronto, devastated by social unrest and a nuclear disaster, while the action of the story explores a retired librarian’s conflict with a repressive censorship authority.


Stitch-By-Stitch, Katacha Diaz Dec 2018

Stitch-By-Stitch, Katacha Diaz

Westview

Many years ago while on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I decided to take an early morning stroll in the city’s art district.


For Joe Conley, Ike Godsey On The Waltons 1928-2013, David Vancil Dec 2018

For Joe Conley, Ike Godsey On The Waltons 1928-2013, David Vancil

Westview

In your favorite episode, you are past your prime


In The Pacific: A Wwii Photograph, David Vancil Dec 2018

In The Pacific: A Wwii Photograph, David Vancil

Westview

In the black and white snapshot, my father and my uncle, sweaty from volleyball, stand side-by-side


My Father's Wars, Sheila A. Murphy Dec 2018

My Father's Wars, Sheila A. Murphy

Westview

Longer now than sixty years ago, dying in a veterans’ hospital, committed by my mother


Petticoat In The Navy: My Mother's War, Sheila A. Murphy Dec 2018

Petticoat In The Navy: My Mother's War, Sheila A. Murphy

Westview

In 1918 Julia Lehan, age nineteen, lives in Roxbury


Qwerty, James E. Fowler Dec 2018

Qwerty, James E. Fowler

Westview

What you’ve seen but can’t place, always overlooking


Well Of Despair, Sarah Brown Weitzman Dec 2018

Well Of Despair, Sarah Brown Weitzman

Westview

As a follow up to that classic


I Remember Rodney, David Vancil Dec 2018

I Remember Rodney, David Vancil

Westview

You admitted you’d abused your body


314 East 25th Street, On January 1st, Matthew Brennan Dec 2018

314 East 25th Street, On January 1st, Matthew Brennan

Westview

It’s moving day—the sun glimmers as dimly as Venus in the morning sky.


Half-Way, A. S. More, Edward Wells Dec 2018

Half-Way, A. S. More, Edward Wells

Westview

This distance is real.