Issue 13

Cleaver is thrilled to announce two finalists (Gerri Brightwell, “My Promotion“, Issue No. 11 and Doug Ramspeck, “Dog Memories“, Issue No. 12) and one semi-finalist, Mercedes Lawry, “Was There Transposition?“, Issue No. 10) in THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS, 2016, edited by Stuart Dybek!

 Lucky Issue No. 13  ♣

Book Reviews • Craft Essays

and a quarterly magazine of original works
by artists & writers*

Issue-13

Graphic Narrative!
Kelly McQuain, The Empathy Machine, Part II
A Visual Essay on the Purpose of Art-Making

Art!
Miriam Carpenter, A Presence in Wood
Wood Sculpture

Interview!
Ranen Omer-Sherman,  A Conversation with Tahneer Oksman
author of 
How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses

Short Stories!
Jen Knox, The Living Museum
†Kristen Herbert, Mouettes
Michael Melgaard, When Things Wear Away Other Things
Maria Pinto, Granny and the Bonehead Squad
†Emanuel Melo, Tiago
Willie Davis, Last Words

Poetry!
Tina Barr, Pot of Gold
Joe Nicholas, from The Beauty of Admission
Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Miss Darlene’s Dancing School
†Erika Dane Kielsgard, The Scorpion
†Aaron Graham, Gethsemane
†Odelia Fried, Prophet
Eric E. Hyett, Notes on Poem for My Brother
Michael Kern, The Gas Station by Edward Hopper
†Mark Schoenknecht, Vaseline Sandwiches
Andrew Taw, Study
Yuan Changming, Aubade: A Parallel Poem
Larry Eby, Spring Flight
Paul Tran, Heirloom
Timothy Wenzell, May Procession Practice
†Tyler Kline, Cockcrow
Lyn Lifshin, The Affair
Smriti Verma, News Delivery
†Meggie Royer, Sugar
†Niyathi Chakrapani, Ode to the Quiet Room

Flash!
†Svetlana Beggs, The Love Note
Addison Oliver, Two Days
†Rebecca Lee, Mouse Meat
Lisa Piazza, Everyone Means So Well
Anne Panning, Blue: Smoke: Cotton: Teeth: Cat: Jelly: Blow
Michelle Ross, Lessons
Christopher David Rosales, 
Nobody Played the Guitar in the Corner of the Living Room
Karen Levy, Bounty Hunting
Thaddeus Rutkowski, Emu on the Loose

Creative Nonfiction!
†Carmella de los Angeles Guiol, Night Owl
Judy Bolton-Fasman, Not Even a Glass of Water
†Bryanna Licciardi, The Baby Train
Maud Burnett McInerney, Hamlet Therapy

Contributors’ Bios

Editors’ Blog

A Cleaver Emerging Artist
*contains bees

Cover art by Kelly McQuain