Issue 18

Summer 2017
Issue No. 18 

A quarterly magazine of original works
by artists & writers*

Art!
Deft Perception
Works of Porcelain and Paper, Plausibility and Pause by Hannah Thompsett

Poetry!
Gary Lundy, as if it actually looked that blue.
• Walter Bargen, Mare Tranquillitatis
Simon Perchik, [Its shadow is helpless here]
• Max Sheppard, Black Chameleon, Orange Dog, Yellow Lightning
Sean Flood, Aloha
Valerie Fox, November Nightmare
J. C. Todd, The day a little gloomy, sky
E. Kristin Anderson, You’re Always In My Hair
• Martha McCollough, Jerome in the Wilderness
• mud howard, Clearing
• Merridawn Duckler, The Spectrum
• Dylan Krieger, bottom feeder
• Shinjini Bhattacharjee, Beginning
• Tina Barr, Green

Short Stories!
Claire Rudy Foster, The Surfer
† Julia Gourary, Collateral Damage
R.M. Fradkin, IKEA Man
Emily Livingstone, The Townspeople

Flash!
Joshua Jones, The Catalog People of 1978
Kristin Bonilla, For Every Town a Witch
Anna Keeler, In the Arms of an Electric Eel
Hillary Leftwich, Wild Hares
†Alex EakerWhen Two Brothers Are The Same Age
Christopher David Rosales, Still Life with Carburetor
Drew Knapp, One Miniature Gamebook
Tara Isabel Zambrano, The Dirt Beneath Her Plants
†Krys Malcolm BelcWhile Trying to Decide Whether or Not…
†Sara K. Bennett, The First Time

Creative Nonfiction!
†Sara Schuster, My Father’s Hair
† William Scott Hanna, Little Blue Box
†Allegra Armstrong, Maze of the Giant Heart
†Victoria-Lynn Bell, Five Things

Issue 18 Contributors’ Bios

Features

Ask June
Cleaver’s in-house advice columnist

Book Reviews
Publications by small and indie presses

Craft Essays
Writer-to-writer

Interviews
With writers, editors, and more

Life As Activism
Poetry and Prose on Social Justice

Radio Plays
Original plays performed by professional actors

On The Edge
Podcasts of original poetry & prose

Travel Essays
On the road with Cleaver

Editors’ Blog
What makes us thwack!

A Cleaver Emerging Artist
• Featured on Cleaver Radio’s On The Edge
*Boing

Cover image: “Field of Pyramids” by Hannah Thompsett


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