Cover painting: ''Waiting'' by Michelle Basic Hendry, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 16'' x 20'' (please scroll down to view the table of contents)
In this issue:

“The Snow”
poetry by
Nabin Kumar Chhetri

“Swoop”
“What If Everything Were a Map?”
“Hair Braids Her Fingers”
poetry by
Susan Johnson

“Laugh at Dragon”
fiction by
Iheoma Nwachukwu

“222 Jackson Ave”
poetry by
Lyn Lifshin

“The Poet”
“The Scenery”
“Moving Day for Pale Green Colors”
“The Poetic Life”
poetry by
Do-hyeon Ahn
(translated from the Korean by Ian Haight and Ji-young Lee)

“Winter Feeding”
poetry by
Martha Christina

“Child Waiting”
essay by
Gail Peck

“xxviii.  learning aid”
prose poetry by
Theresa Williams

“Still Life”
fiction by
Lisa Robertson

“I Walk Fast Like a Man Switching Trains”
poetry by
Bernard Henrie

“Consider What the Wind Does”
“When the Basement Floods”
“The Trees Are Always Moving”
“The Little Doors of My House”
“Call This Paradise”
poetry by
Adam Penna

“A Picnic in Nebraska”  
poetry by
Rich Ives


Cover painting: “Waiting,” 2010, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
by
Michelle Basic Hendry

Layout by Leah Browning




News from the Editor:

Congratulations to Kevin Carey.  His short story “Home for the
Holidays,” which appeared in the Spring 2011 issue, was one of
only four stories selected by this year’s fiction judge, Kate
Bernheimer, for the
2011 Best of the Net Anthology.  Karen
Skolfield
, also a former contributor, was recognized for her poem
“Rumors of Her Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated,” which
appeared in
Boxcar Poetry Journal.      

Kimberly Long Cockroft’s short story “If You Stopped,” which
appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of the
Apple Valley Review, was
selected as one of the storySouth Million Writers Award notable
stories of 2010.

Finally, congratulations to
Chris Anderson, whose most recent
book,
The Next Thing Always Belongs—which includes four
poems originally published in the
Apple Valley Review—was
published by Airlie Press in 2011.  To purchase a copy of the book,
please visit
their website.  

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