Authors

Moon City Review 2017

Fiction:
Sarah Broderick “Greetings From the New River Gorge”
Thomas Shipp Burnett “The Anvil of the Sea”
Karen Donovan “A Gothic Tale”
Karen Donovan “Levi Catches a Hedgehog”
Matt Dube “Paletas”
John Gifford “Power Seat”
Benjamin Harnett “The Snap”
Dwight Hilson “Royal Ruby Reds”
Andy Jameson “High Plains Drifter”
Tara Kipnees “Never Say Never”
Kim Magowan “Pop Goes the Weasel”
Jason Namey “Barked Hoarse at a Bottom-Lit Pool”
L.W. Nicholson “Persimmons on Planet Earth”
Daniel Paul “The Difficulties of Loving in Phase Space”
Evelyn Somers “The Mistake”
J. David Stevens “The Babies”
Ian Woollen “Repeatable Sequence #2”
Tara Isabel Zambrano “20 mph”
Poetry:
Sayuri Ayers “Love Fossil”
Walter Bargen “After the operation”
Walter Bargen “A Different Prayer”
Marty Carlock “Women Traveling Alone”
Steven Chung “Lake-Effect Snow”
Pat Daneman “Overdue”
John Paul Davis “Ode to My Potbelly”
Wendy Drexler “Untitled Photo #9 From a Crimean Diary, Circa 1920”
Sarah Freligh “The Pedophile’s Wife”
Sarah Freligh “Why I Despise the Martini”
Kerri French “32 Weeks”
Sheri Gabbert “What do I know?”
Katherine Gordon “Truth Tables in the Seventh Grade”
Erin Jones “Remembering Winter”
Sam Killmeyer “Postcard to Riley, Kansas, March 22, 1910”
Angie Macri “As the city trees are dying, they build a jewel box”
Angie Macri “Eight arches hold the weight”
Michael Meyerhofer “Adjunct”
Michael Meyerhofer “The Dying Breed”
Terry Minchow-Proffitt “Killdeer”
Travis Mossotti “Narcissus Americana”
Alita Pirkopf “Rain Forest at the Botanic Gardens”
Ösel Jessica Plante “When I Come Back From the Dead”
Reba Rice “Atheism and Creation”
Staci R. Schoenfeld “The Alligator Girl Becomes”
Noel Sloboda “Monuments”
Kendra Tanacea “Diagnosis”
Laura Lee Washburn “Faces”
Charles Harper Webb “Nearly Invisible Man”
Margot Wizansky “Repentant”
Tara Isabel Zambrano “Flawed”
Nonfiction:
Mallory Chesser “Sin, Guilt, and Casserole”
John McNally “Courting Disaster”
Translation:
Bronisław Wildstein “Susanna” (Translated from the Polish by Christopher Adam Zakrzewski)

Moon City Review 2016

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Fiction:
B.J. Best “No Good Movies”
B.J. Best “Temporary Cough”
Susan Taylor Chehak “Felicity”
Michael Don “Forever Twenty-Two”
Laura Hendrix Ezell “Fugue”
Gary Joshua Garrison “Negatives”
Joe Giordano “Willie Mays Was My Favorite Player”
Stephen Jarrett “Rupture”
Savannah Johnston “Carrion”
Katie McGinnis “The Fox Woman at Karachi Gardens”
Michael Ramberg “Last King of the Gorilla Suits”
Lee Ann Roripaugh “Meta / Couch”
Michelle Ross “Rattlesnake Roundup”
Marvin Shackelford “Angels, Exiled”
A. A. Weiss “Challenger”
Poetry:
Glen Armstrong “The Bedside Book of Hollow Victory”
Tricia Asklar “Drop Day”
Melissa Boston “Thinking of Rain: Las Cruces”
Sarah Browning “A Christmas Story I Want to Tell You”
Sarah Browning “The Fort”
Sarah Browning “Gratitude Challenge”
Andrew Collard “I Knew a Man”
Andrew Collard “Kid Gloves”
Reese Conner “Thank You”
Jeff Coomer “1:00-2:00 A.M.”
Andrew Cox “Something Moved in the Attic and It’s Big”
Jim Daniels “The Many Doors”
Jim Daniels “The Security of CDs”
John Davis “Balancing”
Nandini Dhar “After Bergman”
Sean Thomas Dougherty “Lighthouse Road”
Sean Thomas Dougherty “Psalm of the Working Poor”
Jeannine Hall Gailey “An Introduction to Salvation”
Jeannine Hall Gailey “Notes From Before the Apocalypse”
Sara Graybeal “Point Breeze, 2015”
Sara Graybeal “Where else for my eyes”
Mark Irwin “What did you do today? How long will it last? Will you remember?”
Andrew Koch “Year of the Teenage Witch”
Marcia LeBeau “A Car Called Poem”
Marcia LeBeau “Why I Skipped My Poetry Workshop for Blow-Drying Boot Camp”
Sandra Marchetti “Extras”
Jennifer Met “Fallout”
Sarah Fawn Montgomery “The Lake”
Nancy Carol Moody “A Flint in a Slipper Buried Under Glass”
Caridad Moro-Gronlier “Fourth Quarter”
Ron Riekki “Finding Out the Good News”
David Sloan “After the Wash”
Marc Tretin “The Wireless Phone That Was Dropped Down the Stairs”
William Trowbridge “Death Recounts His Family History”
William Trowbridge “Serendipity”
Nonfiction:
Laura Bernstein-Machlay “Clutter”
Shawna Ervin “Beyond Facts: Truth in Art”
Alex M. Frankel “What a San Franzisko Life”
Mike Nagel “Pink Plastic Flamingos”
John Picard “The Accordion Polka”

 

Moon City Review 2015

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Fiction:
Matt Cashion “What to Do When Your Spouse Is Burning”
Jessica Forcier “Climbers”
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois “Sacrament”
Britt Haraway “Lilly the Kid”
Gabriel Houck “Homecoming”
Allegra Hyde “Chevalier”
Leonard Kress “Boginski Finds a Bride”
Jill Kronstadt “Fault Lines”
Cate McGowan “Let Go”
Curtis Smith “Illusion”
Pablo Piñero Stillmann “The First Man in Space”
Shane Stricker “The Kingdom of God Is Within You”
Shelly Weathers “Drafts”
Hananah Zaheer “A Video Store Called Desire”
Poetry:
Michael Albright “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”
John Andrews “Tallahassee Rain”
Kate Belew “Go Down to the River”
Roy Bentley “WD8RBB”
Jennifer Jackson Berry “Fair”
Ace Boggess “Something Important”
Kevin Boyle “Emigrant”
Kevin Boyle “The Word of God”
Jo Brachman “Suspended”
Grant Clauser “Séance”
Brian Clifton “I’ve Become, He Said, Wary of Quick Things”
Kelly Davio “In the Infusion Center,”
Kelly Davio “Pantoum for Someone Else’s Child”
David Ebenbach “Nice All Day”
Katherine Frain “A Southern Cold”
Jeannine Hall Gailey “Interpreting Signs in Appalachia”
Alex Vartan Gubbins “The Art of Recognizing Signs of Suicide”
Wei He “Pulp Fiction”
Julie Henson “Psalm for the Good Girl a Year Ago”
Jane Huffman “Cleopatra III”
Donald Illich “Misdirection”
Ken Letko “Jack”
Joddy Murray “Zebras Frighten Easily”
Jason Olsen “Potato Chips”
Jeff Pearson “Honda CR-X Fastback”
Charlotte Pence “Ozymandias and Ye”
Tatiana Forero Puerta “Orphan Love”
Mary Quade “Amish Boy Gesturing at the Road”
Mary Quade “Measuring Exposure”
Mary Quade “The Middle-School Cheerleader”
Michael Robins “Paris of the Plains”
Marjorie Stelmach “Complaint of the Dark Matter”
Rob Talbert “Field Trip”
Eugenie Theall “Embrace”
Eugenie Theall “Evelyn Nesbit Contemplates”
Jen Town “My Love in the Manner of Soviet Espionage”
William Trowbridge “I’m Rubber, You’re Glue…”
Charles Harper Webb “Half in Love With Easeful Death”
Charles Harper Webb “Hungry”
Changming Yuan “Frogs in the Fog”
Nonfiction:
Matthew Ferrence “Blooding”
Melissa Frederick “Dead”
Patricia Heim “Becoming a Woman: A Requiem”
Paul Arrand Rodgers “020. Raticate”
Paul Arrand Rodgers “124. Jynx”
Kirby Wright “House of Lies”
Translation:
Salgado Maranhão “The Link” (Translated from the Portuguese by Alexis Levitin)
Salgado Maranhão “Poetry” (Translated from the Portuguese by Alexis Levitin)
Ana Merino “Indifference” (Translated from the Spanish by Toshiya Kamei)

 

Moon City Review 2014

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Fiction:
Vanessa Blakeslee “Stand By to Disembark”
Jim Ray Daniels “Survivor’s Guilt”
Matthew Fogarty “Meteors”
Matthew Fogarty “We Are Swimmers”
Megan Giddings “Roy Orbison Saved From Heart Failure”
Khanh Ha “The River of White Water Lilies”
Zeke Jarvis “Crying Class”
George Looney “A Very Old Music”
Conor Robin Madigan “Reasons for Loving”
Amanda Marbais “Bottle Rockets”
Alex Mattingly “Alfred, Lord Pennyduck”
Jon Chaiim McConnell “Salvage”
Bryan Merck “Fiery Chariot”
Phong Nguyen “The Story of Ill-Begotten”
J.T. Robertson “The Dodo, the Balance, and the Bee”
Amber Sparks “Prayer For Very Thirsty Souls Who Are Out of Beer After the Liquor Stores Have Closed”
Amber Sparks “Prayer for Video Game Characters Who Are Running Out of Hit Points Right in the Middle of the Last Boss Fight”
Danilo Thomas “The Steeling”
Matthew Vollmer “Academy Girls”
KV Wilt “The Dump: Bermuda, 1960”
Poetry:
Albert Abonado “Cave Song”
Albert Abonado “Diagram of a Man With Very Tiny Wings”
Albert Abonado “The Last Pearl”
Albert Abonado “The Man Root”
C.D. Albin “Cicero Jack Contemplates the Heart-Stays People”
C.D. Albin “Endgame”
Emily May Anderson “Daughter”
Roy Bentley “Vengeance”
Melissa Boston “Soutine, Your Carcass
Luci Brown “Of Another Nature I Did Not Know”
Doug Paul Case “The Old Queen Has the Gym”
Lisa J. Cihlar “An Insignificant Life”
Lisa J. Cihlar “Liar”
Tim Craven “Neuroanatomy Practical”
Tim Craven “Research”
Pat Daneman “Polly’s Mother Sang Opera”
Darren C. Demaree “’What the Fuck Are You Telling Me?’”
Laura Dimmit NBC Nightly News, Live From Joplin”
Meg Eden “The Excavation”
Timothy Geiger “The Labor”
Ken Haas “God’s Widow”
Jeff Hardin “My Life According to Little Proofs Assembled”
Kristen Hemmy “On Considering Whether to Live in America: A Love Poem”
Cynthia Marie Hoffman “[I sing the alphabet]”
Amorak Huey “In Praise of Charlotte Giattina’s 1988 Monte Carlo SS”
Amorak Huey “The Letter X & the Magic Act”
Dan Lambert “The Gospel According to Rain”
Dan Lambert “Stone Disguise”
Gary Leising “The Girl With the JAKE Tattoo”
Gary Leising “Hot Tub Scene”
Keegan Lester “Numinous”
Christopher Locke “Happy”
Christopher Locke “Late Return”
George Looney “Distance as Unreliable Narrator”
George Looney “Insomnia as Accomplice”
George Looney “What Can’t Be Said, Ever”
Angie Macri “Spoon Flat, Ash Flat, Big Flat”
Nancy Carol Moody “Coffeehouse”
Nancy Carol Moody “Faith”
Richard Newman “Gift Shop at the Gates of Hell”
Naomi Shihab Nye “But What Happened to Her?”
Naomi Shihab Nye “Coming Home From School”
Naomi Shihab Nye “Houses of Depression”
Naomi Shihab Nye “You Have No New Messages”
Alan Michael Parker “Letter to the Buddha, Including an X-Ray of My Foot”
Ricardo Pau-Llosa “Didn’t Last Long”
Ricardo Pau-Llosa “Friends”
Phoebe Reeves “Fernald, Ohio”
Jenna Rindo “What Is Salvaged From My Son’s First Buck”
Brandon Rushton “Maintaining the House of a Deceased Loved One Is a Paraphrasing of the Cinematic Inheritance of Grief”
Brittney Scott “The Weight Aurora Carries”
Brian Simoneau “Each Pleasure”
Noel Sloboda “Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond VA)”
Hali Fuailelagi Sofala “Answering”
Hali Fuailelagi Sofala “Clearing”
Eve Strillacci “Patrick Kane Dreams a Night Garden With Wild Horses”
Eve Strillacci “Superstition”
Kellie Wardman “This Yin and Yang Is Good for Something”
Gabriel Welsch “Faith”
Gary Wilkens “Surfing Near Pali Gap”
Nonfiction:
Allison Doyle “Who You Are”
Amaris Feland Ketcham “Afterthoughts of the Bloom”
Jody Reale “There’s No Telling”
Katy Resch “Loss”
Geoff Watkinson “Fathers, Guns, and LSD”
Translation:
Benny Andersen “To a trap” (Translated from the Danish by Michael Goldman)
Salgado Maranhão “Sea Drift IV” (Translated from the Portuguese by Alexis Levitin)
Santiago Vizcaíno “The Storm” (Translated from the Spanish by Alexis Levitin)
Interview:
Julia Greene “A Telephone Conversation With Naomi Shihab Nye”

 

Moon City Review 2013

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Fiction:
James P. Austin “First Flood”
Matt Cashion “Awful Pretty”
Cherie Hunter Day “Flash to Bang”
Cherie Hunter Day “Reparations”
Ryan Gannon “Five Unconventional Uses for Marshmallows”
Kelly Goss “In Terms of a Whale”
Becky Hagenston “Puppet Town”
Conor Robin Madigan “Or on the Railroad”
Joe Meno “Janice Goes Swimming”
Joey R. Poole “The Big, Scary Woods”
J. David Stevens “Capsicum”
Lindsay Tigue “Pont-à-Mousson”
Court Walsh “Natasha on the Neva”
Gabriel Welsch “Shouting the Names”
Mark Wisniewski “Intentions”
Poetry:
Jeffrey Alfier “Black Hawk Crash, Tal Afar, Iraq, 2006”
Lori Brack “An Overture”
Lori Brack “Art History”
Sarah Carson “After you wake”
Grant Clauser “Necessary Myths”
Heather Cox “I would be your contortionist.”
Heather Cox “Letter Left on the Cusp of Our Favorite Crater”
Heather Cox “On the Moon, Every Month is December”
Chad Davidson “Casual Labor”
Trista Edwards “The Light Bulb People”
D. Gilson “Jimmy makes good coffee and I could sustain a whole library with (love) poems just for him”
Charity Gingerich “After June”
Charity Gingerich “Beauty Is a Mountain We See When Driving Our Car”
Charity Gingerich “Conflict Is the Only Way to Intimacy”
Jeff Gundy “Waterfall”
W. Todd Kaneko “Ain’t No Cage Can Hold Mad Dog Sawyer”
W. Todd Kaneko “Junkyard Dog Says Everything’s Gonna Be All Right”
Peycho Kanev “Eternal Circle”
Gerry LaFemina “Emily Roebling’s Rooster”
Gary Leising “A Sparrow in His Shopping Cart, Its”
Gary Leising “Squids Will Be Squids”
Michael Levan “Self-Portrait in a Plywood Carnival Cutout”
Rick Marlatt “An Apology for Not Waking You”
Rick Marlatt “The Lesson”
Melanie McCabe “The Mail”
Travis Mossotti “Coming of Age With Aeschylus”
Travis Mossotti “Totem”
Jed Myers “Up from LA”
R. Elena Prieto “Skyview Lake, Fourth of July”
J. Gabriel Scala “On Choosing Childlessness”
David Shumate “Chumming Around with Hemingway”
David Shumate “The Executioner”
David Shumate “Lincoln”
Erin Elizabeth Smith “Alice in Knoxville”
Sarah Wangler “Beatrice”
Francine Witte “Probably”
Nonfiction:
Neil Mathison “Dodd Narrows”
Renée K. Nicholson “In Sickness”
Chris L. Terry “The Gleam”
Benjamin Vogt “Pinus, Acer, Salix”
Translation:
Carmen Váscones “Mute” (Translated from the Spanish by Alexis Levitin)
Carmen Váscones “Panoptico” (Translated from the Spanish by Alexis Levitin)
Carmen Váscones “Resistance of the Flesh” (Translated from the Spanish by Alexis Levitin)
Carmen Váscones “Vault” (Translated from the Spanish by Alexis Levitin)