Issue 11

Thwacking news!
Believersby Elizabeth Mosier from Issue No. 6 & Marked
by William Bradley from Issue No. 8
have been named Notable Essays by The Best American Essays, 2015

Fall 2015Thwack-to-School!

Book Reviews • Craft Essays


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

Visual Narrative!
Kelly McQuain, The Empathy Machine
On the Poetics of Kenneth Goldsmith

†Paula Rivera, The Dogs of San Juan and the Fish of Philadelphia
Works on Paper and Beyond

Donna Levinstone, Art and Healing
Pastel Landscapes

Short Stories!
Claire Rudy Foster, Hedera Helix
Sara Baker, Mail-Order Bride
Tony Gorry, Lessons in Probability Theory
Shola Olowu-Asante, The Drop Shot
Joe Baumann, Boys with Faces Like Mirrors
Tasha Coryell, The Yellow Facemask
Laura Tanenbaum, The Airport and the Museum
Diane Arieff, God: User Reviews

Gregory Djanikian, Beauty
†Eliza Callard, Nature Poem
†Samuel Hovda, Eternal Calm
†Mica Evans, Get Behind Me, Satan
Alec Hershman, Natural Selection
†Michal Leibowitz, Birdshot
†Zoe Stoller, Something Special About This Street
Cynthia Atkins, My Persona
Sarah J. Sloat, Medieval Photographer
henry 7. reneau, jr, rev. dr. king
Michael Kern, The Current Was Weak 
Ross Losapio, Caesar is Dead, Long Live Caesar
†Laurin DeChae, Alpha ∞ Omega
Simon Mermelstein, An Apology

Elizabeth Frankie Rollins, Flu, 1917
Patricia Flaherty Pagan, The Angels of Pont-Saint-Esprit
†Caitlin McGill, Waning 
†Kylie Lee Baker, Voltage
Sharon Kurtzman, Canned Happiness
Gerri Brightwell, My Promotion
†Rachael Tague, My Boyfriend’s Estranged Grandfather
Caroline Swicegood, Over and Under

Creative Nonfiction!
Angelique Stevens, Keeping Time
†Shannon Viola, Touched from the Sky
Barbara Haas, Russia is Not Like Us
Travis Kiger, Nom de Voyage
†Kirsten Aguilar, The Death of a Baby

Contributors’ Bios

Editors’ Blog

A Cleaver Emerging Artist
*& tentacles & a typewriter or two