Issue 2


Summer 2013

From the Editor’s Note

Why crustaceans? Animals whose bones are outside their bodies, who molt their skeletons during lunar phases, and who scavenge necrotic tissue to get their three squares have all sorts of stories to tell. Put a love song and a crab and a wooden mallet together and you’ve got a combo with some big hall swing. Add some potato salad and you’ve got poetry. Sure, we hunger for quality as much as anyone else, and we feel a special delight in discovering outstanding new writers of prose and poetry, but we also just love the whole great mess of literature, the conversation and beer and spicy salt and lemon wedges of it.


Marie Abate, Gary Blankenburg, Shevaun Brannigan, Antoinette Brim, Carolyn Cecil, Robert Cooperman, Daniel Ferrara, Gary Fincke, Heather Fuller, Meredith Davies Hadaway, Clarinda Harriss, Nancy G. Hickman, Jennifer Key, W.F. Lantry, Kevin Lavey, Nikia Leopold, Bruce Leopold, Karen Lillis, V.P. Loggins , Leslie F. Miller, Edward O’Dwyer, Sandra Ramirez, Michael Ratcliffe, Alan C. Reese, Joseph Ross, Michael Salcman, Anna Schachner, Sam Schmidt, Heidi Shuler, Jeff Sural, Sue Ellen Thompson, Nicola Waldron, Harold O. Wilson, Rupert Wondolowski, William Kelley Woolfitt

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