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298.1 Winter Issue 2013

298.1 Winter Issue 2013

298.1 Winter Issue 2013

In this issue, we return to an experiment we’ve tried before: having all the inside illustrations created by one artist for continuity and unity in style and flavor. Art editor Mary Ann Blue Gotera is our single illustrator this time.

We are proud to celebrate Black History Month—February in the US—with poems by Shanita Bigelow and Allison Joseph. Our Paeans and Synecdoche columns also review books by African American writers.

Some fiction in this issue plumbs Old World vs. New World themes: Daniel Karasik’s Old World–style apprenticeship story, John Smolens’s protagonist dealing with suicide by traveling to the Old World, and Vedran Husic’s exploration of the immigrant experience: how to honor Old World traditions.

Art

Cover

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The Magician [mixed media on paper] • Gary Kelley

Ewe and Lamb [graphite] • Mary Ann Blue Gotera

Baby Elephant [pen and ink, wash] • Mary Ann Blue Gotera

Challah [pen and ink, wash, photomanipulation] • Mary Ann Blue Gotera

Paloma [pen and ink, wash] • Mary Ann Blue Gotera

Body Carving [pen and ink, photomanipulation] • Mary Ann Blue Gotera

Fiction

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Poetry

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Complaint with Parking Lot Vegetable Stand & Child’s CryJoe Wilkins

Three PoemsShanita Bigelow
body / expectation / mutation

The Shell Girl Tom Holmes

After Mass William Archila

EclipseVivian Faith Prescott

For Those Who Think YoungDolan Morgan

Our Brains Are Built for ThisTana Jean Welch

Bookish BluesAllison Joseph

East of the BighornsJill Barrie

How I Know What Monsters Are Made OfJesse Damiani

Instant by InstantP M F Johnson

One by One We VanishedGerry LaFemina

Reviews

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Paeans: Brief Book Reviews • Anne M. Drolet

Synecdoche: Brief Book Reviews Vince Gotera

Crosscuts: Brief DVD Reviews • Grant Tracey

Miscellany

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From the Editors • NAR Staffers Out in the World

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