Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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The Laurel Review 42.1

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In this issue:

Joel Allegretti, "Appalachian Dulcimer"
Samantha Myers, "The June Fields are Half-Planted"
Christopher Salerno, "See Also All of Us," and "Consequence"
Sarah Vap, "living together, nurse-trees" and "moonlight and firelight, beholden to the desert"
Sarah Maclay, "More Soonest"
Debra Cumberland, "The Weatherman"
Noah Eli Gordon, from “The Year of the Rooster”
Anne Shaw, "Catacomb"
G.C.Waldrep, “One Way No Exit,” numbers VIII, XVII, XVIII, XIX
Adam Clay, "Song"
Cynthia Lowen, "Theories of Relativity: Relativity and Simultaneity" and "Oppenheimer Gets Caught in a Blizzard"
Claire Bateman, "Rupture" and "Self-Diagnosis"
Hadara Bar-Nadav, "Qeutiapine" and "Portrait Inside a Face"
Beckian Fritz Goldberg, "I See the Light Come Shining" and "Beached"
Megan Lobsinger, "Resolution"
Katie Hubbard, "Hybridity"
Carolyne Matthews, "Shiv’ah (seven days of mourning)"
Patrick Madden, "Divers Weights and Divers Measures"

Poetry Portfolio Selected by Martha Rhodes:

Nancy Eimers, "Grassland" and "The Pinwheel in Our Neighbors’ Flowerbed"
Jennifer Grotz, "A Debate on Sweetness" and "Silence"
Robert A. Ayres, "Shot," "When Holly Berries Freeze," and "Nettle"
C. Dale Young, "En Fuego"
Rigoberto González, "The Mortician’s Goddaughter Versed in Lust"
Marianne Boruch, "Happiness: Three Definitions"
Cleopatra Mathis, "His Answer" and "When She Spoke, He Closed His Eyes"
Kate Johnson, "Second Life" and "Bird"
Lytton Smith, "Traditional" and "Structural for the Tent"
Ross Middleton, "Family Circus" and "Cartography and Its Discontents"
D. Nurkse, "The Marriage At Zarza" and "Ruth In Exile"
Patrick Donnelly, "Oxygen Catastrophe" and "Homeland"
William Olsen, "The Streetlights Of Mount Home Cemetery"
Jason Shinder, "October," "The Alder Tree," and "Finally, It Comes"
Daniel Tobin, "Intruders" and "Westwood"
Elizabeth Tucker, "Gratuity," "The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia," and "Lumbering"
Didi Goldenhar, "To The Widower"

Sean M. Toren, "32/64"
Toni Mirosevich, "Sectionals"
Ida Stewart, "One Mississippi"
Sharon Chmielarz, "Red, Red Rose, a Loose, Loose Story"
Molly Tenenbaum, "Penny of the Day"
Tasia M. Hane, "This October Morning Ends" and "Footnotes to an Obsession"
Nathan Parker, "Verbs"
PJ Piccirillo, "The Wagon Woman"
Alison Palmer, "Meditation on Sustainability"
John Whalen, "Rimbaud’s Spiders"
Julie Platt, "If We Were Wheels, I Would Believe in God"
Walter Bargen, "Middle Way"
Laurie Blauner, "Nether World"
George Looney, "Whatever Light Needs to Be Forgiven of"
Paige Hill Starzinger, "Eucharist Nervosa"


At 3/19/2008 6:36 PM, Blogger Talia said...

No, Mr. Gallaher those do not look like children. I understand that children are not always the best at drawing things. When you put that on the cover of a literary magazine, what else am I supposed to think?

At 3/20/2008 7:19 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

I thought it looked like Estragon and Vladimir talking about a boot.

Just sayin'.


At 3/20/2008 7:54 AM, Blogger Stephanie King said...

I am absolutely in love with that cover art! It's the best I've seen around, in awhile.

At 3/20/2008 10:02 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

I got my copy yesterday (Thanks, John!) and I have to admit the back cover looks hilariously like a couple of penispeople. Its been cracking me up all day.

The cover is wonderful, and I've been enjoying dipping in to the poems as I have time.

I love George Looney's recent poems.

At 3/20/2008 10:21 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...


In her defence, my daughter only drew the two on the front. The two on the back were drawn by the cover designer. Her intentions are/were her own.


"The Penispeople" is probably a band name somewhere...


At 3/22/2008 5:53 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

I knew she hadn't drawn the back. The line is completely different.

I have a postcard on my to-do list for the week, fyi. We 'M' states should stick together.


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