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Crab Orchard Review
Volume: 21.2 | Year: 2016

Table of Contents:

Pam Baggett
What Passes Through This World Sounds Like Crying

Tina Barr
Playing Possum

Susan Nisenbaum Becker
West Bank Wall

Paulette Beete
Self-portrait as Baryshnikov's Lover

Anuradha Bhowmik
Mondays with Baba

Partridge Boswell
Playing Dead

Jesse Breite
Crazy Mary and the Sharecropper's Son

Sarah Carleton
Internet Search for a Childhood Friend

Janine Certo
Loving Them for the Awe of It

Johnson Cheu
The Tracking Stare

Geraldine Connolly
Fable of the Good Daughter

Peter Cooley
Some Call It Childhood

Maryann Corbett
Haircut, with a Vision of My Father's Ashes

Dorsey Craft
A Woman Who Looks Like My Grandmother

Clare Cross
Boys Behind Me in Line

Chad Davidson

Dante Di Stefano
Einstein's Sparrow

Allison Donohue
My Date with a Woodcutter

Hannah Dow
Not My Day

Anna Evans
The Curse of the Fifth

William Fargason
For My Father

Mary Jo Firth Gillet
The Dying Mother

Sierra Hana Golden

Ashley Mace Havird
Late for Reading, 1959

Jessica Jacobs
Family Almanac

Raina Joines
Nureyev and Fonteyn

Annie Kim
Heart Murmur Triptych

Angie Macri
Wishbone Road

Katherine Markey
Photograph of Your Parents, an Origin Story

Tim McBride
Cassette: Plath/Hughes

Leslie Adrienne Miller
The Attorney

Emily Mohn-Slate
Up the Road, Women in Dark Dresses

Clare Paniccia
It Became Evident in the Taking

Christy Passion
Crabbing at the Old Train Tracks

Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Palm Sunday

John Roberta Ryan
Close Kept

Nicholas Samaras

Staci R. Schoenfeld
Hialeah Apocalypse

Betsy Sholl

Cathe Shubert
What Abigail Adams Didn't Write Back

Jessamyn Smyth

Kate Sontag

Emma Sovich
Pygmalion Family Portrait

Susan O'Dell Underwood
God as Our Oma, Burned to Death in a House Fire

Michael Walsh
To the Boys Who Teach Themselves to use Their Mothers' Makeup on Bruises

John Willson
Mother's Day at Ninety-Three

Avra Wing
Ghosts: china "Homeland" Trip, 2007

Nicholas Wong
X-Rays: A Diagnosis or Parable

Poets of Interest in this issue:

William Fargason
For My Father


Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Palm Sunday