a25-1Fall 2004
25th Anniversary Issue
Cover Art: Karin Stack:
Staring at Sea/Granite Cliff


Cover design by Mark Daley & Michael Czyzniejewski

Table of Contents

Robert Boswell “The Winks”
Bonnie Jo Campbell Two Stories
Bob Hicok “Reflex”
Michael Martone “Black Box”
Bill Meissner “The Descending God”
Robert Olmstead “The Stillness of Nature”
Pamela Painter “Invention Needs Design”
Alexander Parsons “Beneath a Paling Sky”
J. David Stevens “Some Notes on the War”
Mark Wisniewski “Charlene’s Privates”

Dan Albergotti “Accidents Happen with Clockwork Regularity”
Nin Andrews Three Poems
Daniel Bourne “Towards the End of the Old World”
W.E. Butts “Prelude”
Rob Carney “The Closet of Lost Things Is as Big as the Pacific”
David Citino “Famed Brassiere Maven Dead at 95”
Chad Davidson “This Entire Minute”
Carl Dennis “The Faithful”
Denise Duhamel “The Accident”
Camille Dungy Two Poems
Stephen Dunn “Poker Night in Tornado Alley”
Angie Estes Two Poems
Frank X. Gaspar “For the Womb Is a Great World”
Timothy Geiger “Ambient”
Elton Glaser Two Poems
Ray Gonzalez “The Thief”
Karin Gottshall “Pot Washing at Le Lapin d’Or”
Kevin Griffith “The Other Ark”
Jeff Gundy “Orbit”
Jeff Hardin “Countenance”
James Haug “Backdoor Cold Front”
Michael Hudson “Failure of Imagination After the Lab Tests Came Back Positive”
Roy Jacobstein “Rood, Door”
John Kinsella “Walking–Snakes”
David Kirby “The Crab Nebula”
Gerry LaFemina “Junk Mail”
Richard Lehnert Two Poems
Frannie Lindsay “To a Few Things Still Lying Around”
Timothy Liu “Somewhere South of France”
Michael David Madonick Two Poems
Cate Marvin Two Poems
Jeffrey McDaniel Two Poems
Wesley McNair “The License Photo”
Sandra Meek Two Poems
Jennifer Militello “I Have Never Stood Outside a House Burned Down”
John Minczeski “2 White Bowls”
Aimee Nezhukumatathil “Bloodflower”
Erik Pankey “Small Confessions”
Philip Pardi “Here”
Ricardo Pau-Llosa “Swingline”
Kevin Prufer Two Poems
Mary Quade “From Old Doctor Carlin’s Receipt Book and Household Physician”
Mary Ann Samyn Two Poems
Maureen Seaton “Rules for Cave Diving”
David Shumate Two Poems
Hilary Sideris “This Spacious Cage”
Marjorie Stelmach “sand”
Alison Stine “Morphology”
Virgil Suarez “Aji Cachucha”
James Tate “The Petition”
Philip Terman “The last car”
Lee Upton “Adding a Detail to The Garden of Delights”
David Wagoner “The Right Way”
Gabriel Welsch “The Telemarketer Calls the Merwin Household”

Steve Fellner “Gratitude”
Lee Martin “Somniloquy”
Melanie Rae Thon “The Tribal Tour”

The 2004 Fineline Competition
First Place: Helen Klein Ross “The Chicken”
Editors’ Choices:
Cherie Hunter Day “Swallows Over Chernobyl”
Kathleen McGookey “No Comfort”
Siobhan Scarry “St. John’s Parish, Bronx”
David Shumate “Mannequins”
Alison Turner “Homo Sapiens”


The 2004 Associated Writing Programs Intro Journals Award
Mike Maniquiz “Falling”
Ric Jahna “Independence Day, 1983”

Translation Chapbook
Rosa Alice Branco “The Care Put Into Worn-Out Things”
Translated from the Portuguese by Alexis Levitin

Josef Baran “Monument”
Translated from the Polish by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough

Karen Craigo “At the Camden Deli: An Interview With Richard Russo”
Jeffrey McDaniel “Anatomy of a Poem: Cate Marvin’s ‘I Live Where the Leaves Are Pointed At'”

What We’re Reading
Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond
The Sparkling-Eyed Boy: A Memoir of Love, Grown Up by Amy Benson
Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives by Fleda Brown
You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon
About Grace by Anthony Doerr
Nightshift Belonging to Lorca by Sean Thomas Dougherty
Streets in Their Own Ink by Stuart Dybek
Small Songs of Pain by Patricia Fargnoli
Sorry I Worried You by Gary Fincke
Corpus Christi by Bret Anthony Johnston
I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay: Selected Early Poems by David Kirby
Where She Always Was by Frannie Lindsay
Of Thee I Sing by Timothy Liu
Guide to Native Beasts by Mary Quade
Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry by Carl Phillips
An Unadorned Life by Curtis Smith
City Boy: A Novel by Jean Thompson

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