Spring/Summer 2017 Vol 45. No. 2

Editors’ Note

This past January I stayed for a week at Mepkin Abbey near Charleston for a silent retreat…
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Special Issue on Extinction

The theme of Cold Mountain Review’s Fall 2017 issue is Extinction. We invite submissions…
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A Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer

Almost from the first moment you met her, Kay Byer made you feel like an old friend…
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RT Smith Prize for Narrative Poetry

We Will Never Mend This by Jeff Burt (Winner)
A Sestina for Traveling Season by Geetha Iyer (Honorable Mention)
To Shadow by Matthew Wimberley (Honorable Mention)
Prologue by Jude Whelchel (Finalist)

Poetry Portfolio

Nine Poems by Rose McLarney


Three Poems by Jan Beatty
Three Poems by Bruce Weigl
A Language Lost of Trees by George Kalamaras
Opossums by Rebecca Baggett
Two Poems by Pam Baggett
White Noise by Robert Jackson
Mothering Bear: Stories Torn from the Archive of American Life by Julia Shipley
Mountains’ Appalachian by Peter Specker
Lessons from Under the Worm Stone by Carol Hamilton
Deadline by Elisabeth Lewis Corley
Filling the Nest by Elizabeth Rees 
Bird Country by Claudia Buckholts
The Sheriff’s House by Jacob Boyd
Wander by Jane Craven 
Two Poems by James Miller
Goya’s Black Paintings, Melville’s White Whale by David Salner 


If You Cut Off Her Head, A Horse Falls Out by Goldie Goldbloom
Leaving Centralia by Sarah Small


A Conversation with Jan Beatty by Kathryn Kirkpatrick
A Conversation with Rose McLarney by Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Interview with Bianca Spriggs by Nathan Poole
Their Impulse Toward the Terrain: An Interview with Robert Gipe by Zackary Vernon

Visual Art

Rick Rapfogel
Robert Bharda

Book Reviews

Review of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture by Alex Pitofsky
Review of Burn What Will Burn by Jack Slay, Jr.
Review of Nitro Mountain by Dale Bailey



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