Issue 17

Spring(s) & Other Resistance Products*
Issue No. 17 

A quarterly magazine of original works
by artists & writers*

Art!
America Unspoken
Paintings by Tina Blondell

Poetry!
Michele Leavitt, Wood Lot in April
Preston Eagan, essay on taking too much Advil PM
• Marcia Roberts, 
Pipe Lilies Pop Up After Rain & Hannah Finds a Lime in Our Yard
Jeanne Murray Walker, Letter to a Poet
Flower Conroy, 
How is a Tree Like a Snake Like a Heart & Have you ever awoken in a dew-soaked field
• Elizabeth Morton, On Hold:
Madeleine Wattenbarger, Future Ecologies
• Tyler 
Gillespie, Florida Man
• †Jeevika Verma, dark, darker
Katy Kim, August VIII
Emily Paige Wilson, Cartography
• Peter Grandbois, Unfinished
• †Kristen Brida, 
Describe to me your initial reaction when you got here
C. Wade Bentley, Tiger-Boy
Brenda Butka, April. Taylor Hollow
• Sean Flood, 
Hydroquinone 

Short Stories!
J.T. Townley, A Whole New Ballgame
Sarah Sarai, With “Y” as an Absence of Pain
Taylor Kobran, A Difficult Woman
†Rachel 
Oestreich, Housekeeping in Seven Cigarettes
Emanuel Melo, The First Communion
Brandon Timm, For The Life of You
Louis Wenzlow, Lithuanian School Commencement Address
†Kyle Kouri, Fuck Donald Trump 

Flash!
Danielle Dreger, Self-Check
†Nadia Laher, Snake
Youssef  Helmi, More
Donald Ryan, Escambia
• Marc Harshman, 
Jail Break & She Didn’t Think of Herself as Religious
†Christine 
Hennessey, Anatomy Lesson
Nina 
Sabolik, The Man Who Swallowed the Moon
†Elizabeth Schmidt, True Salt
†Ajay Patri, Salvage

Creative Nonfiction!
Nancy Hightower, The Songs of My Youth
†Sydney Tammarine, Barycenter
†Shannon Cothran, Brothers, Boys, and What I Can Do
Sandra Shaw Homer, Alarm

Issue 17 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: “Urban American Gothic.” by Tina Blondell