Fall 2019

ART: The Oil Paintings of Michael Fantuz FICTION: “The Edge of Something” by Brendan Thompson“The Commuter’s Dream” by Charles Duffie“Petaki Road” by Andrew Marvin“Deep Dreams” by Jieyan Wang NONFICTION: “Vultures” by Brandi Jo Nyberg“Loving My Neighbor” by Rick Kempa POETRY: Four Poems by Esther RaTwo Poems by Kathryn Kirkpatrick“Something About a Black Boy” by Len Lawson“Navigation Song” by Sandy LonghornFour Poems by Rebecca Macijeski“The First … Continue reading Fall 2019

The Oil Paintings of Michael Fantuz

All of the artwork featured in volume 9 is the work of Canadian oil painter Michael Fantuz. Fantuz is a self-taught artist who uses palette knives, primarily those inherited from his fraternal grandfather, Gastone Fantuz. He stretches his own canvases using Canadian kiln dried wood from renewable forests, archival and environmentally friendly hemp canvas, and professional archival grade pigments from Winsor and Newton Artist Paints. … Continue reading The Oil Paintings of Michael Fantuz

The Edge of Something

Despite my wish that I be called Nathaniel, Stephanie has always insisted on calling me Nate. I don’t want to suggest that she is always so contrary, and I do find it endearing now, though it took time. She has a contrarian streak in her that shines through more often than I have been consistently comfortable with, yet I completed much of my PhD thanks … Continue reading The Edge of Something

The Commuter’s Dream

Each night David’s wife said, “I’ll just help him down.” But when David entered the room an hour later, the crib was always empty. Mother and child lay in bed, asleep in a way he himself never slept. Light from the small lamp, transmuted by canary-painted walls, cast the bedroom in parchment tones. It’s like a new world, he thought, like seeing land from the … Continue reading The Commuter’s Dream