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Cold Mountain Review (CMR) is proud to announce the release of the Spring 2012 issue .We are honored to place in your hands what we consider to be some of the most interesting and thought-provoking work from some of the nation’s best writers, artists and storytellers.
This issue of CMR features the environmental portraiture of Nicholas Scarpinato as well as poetry from Jennifer Case, Marita Garin, Linda Taylor, Patrick Hicks, and other notable contributors. It also includes creative nonfiction by Kelley Shinn and fiction by Andrea Lewis, Becky Hagenston, and Dwight Holing.
Table of Contents
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 6
Secrets of Old Time Science Experiments 26
What He Knows and Doesn’t 45
Ebb and Flow 68
Speak Up! 19
In Back of the Prison Van 20
Still Life 21
Tip City, Ohio 22
Toad Rock 23
Woman on the Hill 24
Taking Flight 25
D. R. GOODMAN
Greed: A Confession 37
Our New Science Crashes and Burns 40
Ronald’s Shoes 41
In This Myth, Gust 52
After Another Halloween 53
The Animal Blessing Service 54
Holy Mothers 55
Singing “Our Father…Which Art…” 56
At Kroger 57
Umbilical Cord 58
Mother’s Day 59
When He is an Old Man 61
How We Unburden, and Why 62
To My Sleeping Father 65
Kentucky Araby 66
The Creosote Lamp 67
CLARA CHANGXIN FANG
Earthquake 5.8 79
The Tender Deer 82
MOLLY SUTTON KIEFER
Pileated Woodpecker 84
End of Summer 85
The War Reporter Paul Watson on War Reporting 86
It’s a snapshot now, a poignant pause of fleeting space and time – the piping birds, the verdant tufts sprouting along the banks of the Neretva. Then, it was springtime in Bosnia-Herzegovina, nearly six years after the Siege of…
Aunt Julep returned after two years, slapping up our dusty driveway in the same pink slippers she’d run away in. She hauled a battered yellow suitcase by its strap with one hand; with the other she dragged a brown and white beagle on a snarled…
Pileated Woodpecker by Marita Garin
The War Reporter Paul Watson on War Reporting by Dan O’Brien
When He is an Old Man by Patrick Hicks
Clothesline by Robert Rothman
Singing “Our Father…Which Art…” by Linda Taylor
LINDA BALDANZI has published work in Borrow Street, Wisconsin Review, and Redivider. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University School of Social Work and has studied poetry at the New School, Sarah Lawrence College, and Drew University.
JOE BENEVENTO teaches American literature and creative writing at Truman State University, where he also serves as poetry editor for the Green Hills Literary Lantern. He is the author of eight books of poetry and fiction, most recently the chapbook, Tough Guys Don’t Write, from Finishing Line Press. His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in over two hundred publications including The Chattahoochee Review, The MacGuffin, Poets & Writers, Bilingual Review, and The Southeast Review.
ACE BOGGESS is currently incarcerated in the West Virginia correctional system. His poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry East, RATTLE, Atlanta Review, and other journals. His books include The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled and, as editor, Wild Sweet Notes II, an anthology of West Virginia poetry.
ANDREW BOURELLE’s work has appeared recently in Jabberwock Review, Red Rock Review, and Rosebud.
JENNIFER CASE’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Third Coast, and Poetry East, among others. She is currently a PhD student at Binghamton University.
CLARA CHANGXIN FANG is originally from Shanghai, China, and immigrated to the United States when she was nine years old. She received an MFA from University of Utah and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Pank, Permafrost, Quiddity, The MacGuffin, Adirondack Review, Cream City Review, Willow Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Verse Daily, among others. She currently lives and works near Philadelphia. Her website is cfangpoems.blogspot.com.
ROBERT FUNGE’s latest book, The Passage, was published in Ireland by Elo Press of Dublin. His magazine publications include Epoch, 5:AM, The Literary Review, New Letters, Poetry East, Quarterly West, Salamander, and Witness.
DEREK FURR is on the literature faculty of the MAT program at Bard College and is the author of Recorded Poetry and Poetic Reception from Edna Millay to the Circle of Robert Lowell. His creative work has appeared recently in such magazines as Gulf Coast, Literary Imagination, The Broome Review, Fourth Genre, and The Literary Review.
MARITA GARIN’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Potomac Review, Connecticut Review, and Nimrod. She lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina, where she writes full time.
D. R. GOODMAN, a native of East Tennessee, now lives in Oakland, California, where she is founder and chief instructor at a martial arts school. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, and many others. She is also the author of The Kids’ Karate Workbook from Blue Snake Books.
C. E. GREER’s poetry has appeared in two chapbooks, Wild Plums and No Famous Place, both from Pudding House Publications, as well as in Sin Fronteras Journal and Matterhorn. He is co-editor of two anthologies: And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana and Say this of Horses. He lives near Wellington, Colorado.
LUCINDA GREY co-edited Southern Poetry Review for several years. She is the author of four books of poetry: The Woman Who Has Eaten the Moon, Ribbon Around a Bomb, which won the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize and was reviewed by Ted Kooser for The Georgia Review, Martin Flores and the House of Dreams, and Letter to No Address. She has won residencies from the La Napoule Arts Foundation and The Valparaiso Foundation. She teaches writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
MARNE GRINOLDS lives in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Her writing has appeared in Atlanta Review, Luna Station Quarterly, Plainsongs, and Poetry East. Previously, she worked as an academic librarian.
BECKY HAGENSTON’s second collection of stories, Strange Weather, won the 2009 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction and was published by Press 53. Her first collection, A Gram of Mars, won the Mary McCarthy Prize. Her stories have appeared in Crazyhorse, Southern Review, Mid-American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and many other journals, as well as the O. Henry anthology. She is an Associate Professor of English at Mississippi State University.
ANN HERLONG-BODMAN’s poems have won numerous awards from the Poetry Society of South Carolina and appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her poetry book manuscript was honored in the 2008 South Carolina Book competition. She is a recovering sailor who travels by land now and volunteers as an English as a Second Language teacher when she is not traveling and writing.
PATRICK HICKS is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Finding the Gossamer and This London. He is also the editor of A Harvest of Words, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Tar River Poetry, New Ohio Review, and many others. He is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College and, during summer months, you’ll usually find him in Ireland, England, or Poland.
DWIGHT HOLING lives and writes in California. He is the winner of the 2011 Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction. His short stories and essays have appeared in Cutthroat, Phoebe, and Oregon Quarterly, among others. His nonfiction work has appeared in Audubon, Discover, and Outside, and in books published by Random House, Time-Life, and University of California Press. His children’s book on animal migration was recently published by Kingfisher.
MOLLY SUTTON KIEFER’s chapbook, The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake, won the 2010 Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in Harpur Palate, Gulf Stream, Wicked Alice, Breakwater Review, and Permafrost, among others. She currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter, where she is at work on a manuscript on (in)fertility. She is finishing her MFA in poetry at the University of Minnesota, serving as assistant poetry editor to Midway Journal, and curating Balancing the Tide: Motherhood and the Arts | An Interview Project. More information can be found at mollysuttonkiefer.com.
ERIC LEE is the Kingsbury Fellow and a PhD Candidate in Creative Writing at Florida State University. He received the Page Davidson Clayton Award for Emerging Poets awarded by the editors of Michigan Quarterly Review in 2011. His work has recently appeared in Rattle, Georgetown Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Slipstream, Dos Passos Review, and New York Quarterly.
MITCH LESCARBEAU is a professor of English at Green Mountain College in Vermont. He has published a volume of poetry, The Comedy of Memory. His poems have appeared in such magazines as The New England Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and The Threepenny Review.
ANDREA LEWIS writes short stories and essays from her home on Vashon Island, Washington. Her work has appeared in Harpur Palate, The MacGuffin, Bellevue Literary Review, Thin Air, and elsewhere. She is a co-founder of Richard Hugo House, a center for literary arts in Seattle, Washington.
DAN O’BRIEN’s poetry has appeared in 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. His play about the haunting of war reporter Paul Watson, The Body of an American, will premiere at Portland Center Stage in 2012.
ANGELINA OBERDAN is a lecturer at Clemson University. She received her MFA in Poetry from McNeese State University and won the Joy Scantleberry Award for Poetry, judged by Cody Walker. Her poems are forthcoming or have been published in various journals including Yemassee, Louisiana Literature, and Southern Indiana Review.
ROBERT ROTHMAN is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Northern California, near extensive trails and open space, with the Pacific Ocean over the hill. His writing is done early in the day when his family is asleep. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Grey Sparrow, Pank Magazine, Front Range Review, The Alembic, and the Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.
NICHOLAS SCARPINATO is a photographer currently based out of Richmond, Virginia.
KELLEY SHINN was raised in Akron, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Hollins University MFA Program in Creative Writing, where she won the Melanie Hook Rice Memorial Award for the Novel. She has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
JOANNIE STANGELAND’s new book, Into the Rumored Spring, is available from Ravenna Press. She is also the author of two poetry chapbooks. Her poems have recently appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, The Cape Rock, The Midwest Quarterly, and other journals. Currently, she is poetry editor for the online journal The Smoking Poet.
LINDA TAYLOR teaches literature and writing at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, and other journals. She likes to sing folk music, blues, and pop, and she tries to play the guitar. When she can, she visits the Oregon coast.
ROBERT TILLETT teaches writing and literature in Rochester, New York. Tillett, who earned an MFA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is a winner of a Breadloaf scholarship as well as a State University of New York College at Brockport Poetry Award. His work has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, and his poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, The Worcester Review, The Southern Indiana Review, and Harpur Palate, among others.
ALLISON WALKER received her MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her poems have appeared in Convergence Review and Two Review. Currently, she is at work on an NSF-funded grant project designed to integrate the Arts into undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. She teaches rhetoric and composition at High Point University.