In this issue:

“Shady Rest”
prose poetry by
James Cihlar

“How We Began to Move as One”
poetry by
JJ Penna

“White Ice Floes in Clear Blue Water”
fiction by
Arndt Britschgi

poetry by
Donna Pucciani

“The Dance”
“Shirley Temple”
poetry by
Ellen Saunders

“Tarzana Dingbat”
fiction by
Robert Radin

“A Grave”
“This Has, This Was, This Is”
“Escape Plan”
prose poetry by
Julie Brooks Barbour

poetry by
Pat Hanahoe-Dosch

“The Man with the Red and White Scarf”
fiction by
Karl Harshbarger

“The Meeting”
poetry by
Gail Hanlon

“There Is No Preparation for Sudden”
“Not About Birds”
poetry by
Lisa Zimmerman

“I Think I Hear the Cry of Geese”
“Christmas Letter”
“The Neskowin Cottage Walk”
poetry by
Chris Anderson

“New York City Carriage Horse”
poetry by
Adam Ortiz

Cover photograph: “Side view of the village church in Kitinoja,
Seinäjoki, Finland (formerly Kitinoja, Ylistaro),” 2013
by Kotivalo

Layout by
Leah Browning

News from the Editor:

Congratulations to Sue Hyon Bae, whose short story “The Drill”
was selected for The
Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2016.  
In addition to her story, this list includes some really phenomenal
work from other journals. “
The Drill” was originally published in
the Fall 2015 issue of the
Apple Valley Review.

Wendy J. Fox’s debut novel, The Pull of It, was published earlier in
2016 by Underground Voices.  One of the novel chapters incorporates
Fox’s short story “
Slopes,” which was published in the Spring 2010
issue of the
Apple Valley Review.  Signed copies of The Pull of It are
available via
Fox’s website, and the book is also for sale on Amazon.  

Jessica de Koninck’s poem “Comfort Food,” which appeared in the
Spring 2015 issue of the
Apple Valley Review, is included in her new
full-length collection of poetry.  
Cutting Room was released in 2016
by Terrapin Books.  It is available through
de Koninck’s website,
Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.   

Farming Dreams, a poetry collection by Knud Sørensen (translated
from the Danish by Michael Goldman), was published in 2016 by
Spuyten Duyvil Press.  Two of
Sørensen’s poems, “A True Story”
and “To Work, I Say,” were first published in English in the Fall 2015
issue of the
Apple Valley Review.  The book is for sale via the press,
Goldman’s website, and elsewhere.  

I would also like to congratulate
Colin Pope, the recipient of the
Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2016.  His essay “Hard Pine
was published in the Spring 2016 issue of the journal.  All work
published in the
Apple Valley Review during a given calendar year is
considered for this annual award.  Pope will receive $100 and a gift
of a book of essays.

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