MAR Cover 39.2: The Gilded Age—With Deer, by Sarah Nguyen

39.2 Table of Contents

Holly Karapetkova, Three Poems
Alyssa Froehling, “the maidenhair tree”
Stacy Boe Miller, “Homage to My Being a Woman”
Bilinda Straight, “First Cut”
Daniel Biegelson, “Let There Be Dark”
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, “Emotional Dictionary”
Angela Bilger, “Heart”
Mary Cisper, Three Poems
A. Anupama, “Soon”
Cynthia Hughes, “Driving the Bread to New Jersey in the Middle of the Night”
Benjamin Landry, Two Poems
Jane Zwart, “An Asterisk”
Samantha Leigh Futhey, “Geophagy”
Bonnie Jill Emmanuel, “After a Massacre”
Amy Roa, “The Food Chain”

Wendy Chen, “The Scarecrow”
C.R. Beideman, “Where the Children Play”
Alyse Knorr, “Hercules and the Snake”
Nathan Sindelar, “Charades”
Aurelie Sheehan, “Funerals for Introverts”
Nick Almeida, “Electric Nothing”

Creative Nonfiction
Denise Duhamel, “It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature”
Kathleen McGookey, “The Available Light”

The 2019 AWP Intro Journals Awards
McKayla Conahan, “In the Sedge”
Mirri Glasson-Darling, “The Root of My Family”

Dimitra Kotoula, from Prayer (or The Apple, 7/28/2013)
Translated from the Greek by Maria Nazos

Translation Chapbook
Anna Maria Carpi, By the Board of Departures and Arrivals
Translated from the Italian and Introduced by Lisa Mullenneaux

The 2018-2019 James Wright Competition
     First Prize
Mark Wagenaar, “Psalm XXXI”
Cynthia X. Hua, “After Dark”
Kim Garcia, “A pheasant’s burbling call”
Jason Roberts, “Chamber III: Walker County as the Image of a Heart Sufficiently Broken”
Jacqueline Winter Thomas, “One Year of Winter”
Alexa Winik, “Parable of the Bobbit Worm”

The 2018-2019 Sherwood Anderson Competition
     First Prize
Chris Morgan, “A Short History of Violence”
Patricia Sammon, “The Forest”

What We’re Reading

Fossils in the Making by Kristin George Bagdanov, reviewed by Aryanna Faulkner
Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City by Philip Brady, reviewed by Matthew Stewart
Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters by Jackie Craven, reviewed by Julie Webb
Fluid States by Heidi Czerwiec, reviewed by Abigail Cloud
Dark Horse by Kristina Marie Darling, reviewed by Erin Carlyle
The Road to Lilac Hill by Barbara Drake, reviewed by Craig Cotter
The Darkness Call by Gary Fincke, reviewed by Joshua Cobb
When We Were Someone Else by Rachel Groves, reviewed by Annie Cigic
dark // thing by Ashley M Jones, reviewed by Sherrel McLafferty
Brother Bullet by Casandra López, reviewed by Tanja Vierrether
Museum of Stones by Lynn Lurie, reviewed by Ali Miller
When They Say You Can’t Go Home Again, What They Mean Is You Were Never There by Marty McConnell, reviewed by Madeline Grigg
Sweet Herbaceous Miracle by Berwyn Moore, reviewed by Lucas Fulton
Be With Me Always by Randon Billings Noble, reviewed by Kari Hanlin
Dresses from the Old Country by Laura Read, reviewed by Shay Hawkins
Sweet World by Maureen Seaton, reviewed by Micaela Tore
Quantum Convention by Eric Schlich, reviewed by Neeru Nagarajan
Pulver Maar by Zachary Schomburg, reviewed by Evan Blake