Pets with MAR

Pets with MAR: Ori

You’ve seen some cats, a bearded dragon, and now, let’s bring a dog into the picture. Get ready to meet Ori, owned by Teri Dederer. Teri is Ori’s faithful and devoted human slave, dedicated to carrying out his extensive feeding and exercise regime. She and Ori have been together for seven wonderful years, beginning in Pittsburgh,...

Pets with MAR: Smaug

Last week you met some adorable cats, and this week MAR brings you a new pet–a bearded dragon, owned by the great Lisa Favicchia. Lisa Favicchia is the Managing Editor of Mid-American Review and a second-year MFA candidate in poetry at Bowling Green State University. When she is not reading or writing, she is busy...

Pets with MAR: Saucy and Cirrus

Saucy and Cirrus are like the behind-the-scenes mascots of this Pets with MAR series. More often than not, they kept Fiction Editor Laura Maylene Walter company as she sat at her desk posting pet photos. They’d nap nearby, meow for food, or even trot back and forth across the keyboard. Laura is moving on from...

Pets with MAR: Seamus & Mabel

MAR 35.1 contributor Bryce Emley (read his recent contributor interview) submitted this photo of his dogs, Seamus and Mabel, standing at attention before a copy of MAR. According to Bryce, “Seamus is a border collie and is afraid of most noises. Mabel, a blue heeler, eats leaves sometimes. They’re both exceptional runners.” MAR welcomes all...

Pets with MAR: Raffy

Here’s proof that an issue of MAR will make your ears perk up. The adorable Raffy is owned by contributor Brenda Peynado, whose story, “Blue Baby,” appears in MAR 35.1. (Read Peynado’s contributor interview here.) We appreciate your enthusiasm, Raffy!

Pets with MAR: Mog

Here’s one kitty who knows how to play to an audience. Please welcome Mog to the MAR blog! Mog belongs to MAR 35.1. contributor Kristin George Bagdanov. (Check out her recent contributor interview.) And remember — the next time you feel a little sleepy, MAR apparently makes a great pillow. Want to include your pet...

Pets with MAR: Smoky

Today’s pet is Smoky, owned by MAR 35.1 contributor Rebecca Foust. According to Rebecca, Smoky “likes poetry, but only if it comes with a doggie treat.” If you’re a poetry lover like Smoky, grab an issue of 35.1 to read Rebecca’s poem, “Dynamic Response of Multi-Layered Soil Media in the Frequency Domain.” You can also...

Pets with MAR: Bridgette and Groucho

We can all agree that Bridgette the hamster, shown here with her cat sister Groucho, is truly adorable. But today’s Pets with MAR post is bittersweet: Bridgette passed away not long after this photo was taken. You are dearly missed, Bridgey. Thanks for being a friend to MAR. Pet parents Karissa Morton and Justin Carter...

Pets with MAR: Arya

We dare you to take in the glorious, fuzzy beauty of this post and not 1) rush out to your nearest shelter to adopt a slightly sleepy calico of your own and 2) pick up an issue of MAR 35.1 immediately. You’re looking at Arya, a cat who knows the best way to laze about...

Pets with MAR: Salami Sandwich

Let’s give a catnip-filled welcome to Salami Sandwich, a kitty belonging to Ernie and Keats Czyzniejewski. Here’s Salami with issue 35.1! Super secret insider info: Salami lives in the same household as MAR history — two former editor-in-chiefs, Mike Czyzniejewski (author, most recently, of I Will Love You For the Rest of My Life: Breakup...

Pets with MAR: Liffey

If anyone tries to tell you cats aren’t loyal pets, pull up this photo of Liffey. Liffey is shown here bravely protecting the very issue of MAR that includes her owner’s poem. How’s that for loyalty? Becky Hagenston’s prose poem “Owls,” which was a runner-up in the 2014 Fineline Competition, appears in issue 35.1. And...

Pets with MAR: Boo Boo

Today’s MAR-loving pet is the adorable Boo Boo. His coloring complements the cover of  issue 35.1, wouldn’t you say? Boo Boo’s photo was submitted by Kristine Steddum, who says Boo Boo loves MAR, “especially the poetry.” Thanks, Boo Boo! Want to include your pet in this special Pets with MAR blog series? Simply send your...