Scott Ward

RETREAT FROM GETTYSBURG by Scott Ward “Retreat from Gettysburg” is excerpted from a book-length poem titled Rebel. The main character, Garland Cain, is from the Alabama Wiregrass, a place where the war was not especially popular, and is conscripted for service in the Eighth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co. H. The woman mentioned in the piece, Duessa, is an … [Read more…]

Sean Patrick Hill

CURING by Sean Patrick Hill There are things that could save us, undoubtedly. My mother’s spider plant has lived longer than I have, imagine. A woman I loved once, who taught me to season a cast iron skillet, to seal it from the weathering of water, air, said, with the right care things might last, but … [Read more…]

Angela Masterson Jones

ATTACHMENT by Angela Masterson Jones some stories tell themselves like skid marks on a guardrail up and over we’ve gotta talk can flip a relationship off another kind of bridge while good news needs no intro it can take a lifetime to shake bad habits, mixed metaphors hope and you paperclipped to my soul are the … [Read more…]