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Issue No. 17 

A quarterly magazine of original works
by artists & writers

America Unspoken
Paintings by Tina Blondell

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
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,

Short Stories!
J.T. Townley, A Whole New Ballgame
Sarah Sarai, With “Y” as an Absence of Pain
Taylor Kobran, A Difficult Woman
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 

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
Hennessey, Anatomy Lesson
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


Ask June
Cleaver’s in-house advice columnist 

Book Reviews
Publications by small and indie presses

Craft Essays

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!

*Cleaver Emerging Artist

**Artist of Philadelphia

***Both an Artist of Philadelphia & a Cleaver Emerging Artist

Cover image: “Urban American Gothic.” by Tina Blondell