Table of Contents | Number 64
Poetry David St. John Damian’s Tale Script for the Lost Reflection (Lake George) The Black Jaguar My Life as Sandoz Mescaline (Bolinas Snapshot, 1972) Jill McDonough Name Day Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots Nicole Robinson At the Black Swamp Bird Observatory Banding Station Where the goldfinch Memory Nazim Hikmet For Tyrants Everywhere Claire Eder Flint, MI Tropical Storm Pyrrha Billy Clem Aubade on American Flight 6901 At 40 9 November 2016 Pancreatic Cancer, October, Month Two Penultimate Day Daisy Fried Why She Kicked Me Kuno Raeber Cellar At The Door Thousand-and-One Night: Desert Door Associations Tom Sleigh Autobiography Charles Bardes Disease, Faraway Love Turtle Distortion: Nathaniel Bacon on the Heretic Distortions on Francis Bacon Sarah C. Harwell Joan No Weeping Light Talk Here at the End of the World Anna Journey Middle School Sleepover: Jessica Accidentally Steps on My Right Eye The Dildophone Mark Irwin “Who” I wanted to tell about the weight of it Like trying to reassemble with twine & glue a bird’s nest blown apart in wind Tom Yuill Song Schizophrenia Tomás Q. Morín American Valentine Pamela Harrison I Wanted to Write A Love Poem, But A Presence Like Some Bell Fatal Pantoum Open, Close, Open Fiction Anne Guidry Modernity Michael Walsh Pull-Start Nonfiction Bob Cowser, Jr Red Beans Interview Beautiful Imperfections: A Conversation with Gretchen Marquette Essays David Rodriguez-Martinez The Noir Sensibilities of Pizzolatto’s Between Here and the Yellow Sea Janna Knittel The Nature of Nature: Wanek’s Rival Gardens
We’re proud to introduce this issue of Great River Review, the first produced at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. We offer gratitude to our distinguished predecessors: founded in 1977 by Emilio DeGrazia of Winona, Minnesota, Great River Review was edited by Robert Hedin and published biannually by the Anderson Center from 1996 to 2016. Works published in Great River Review have been reprinted in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Best American Travel Essays, and Best American Sports Stories. The journal itself was the recipient of the 2002 Minnesota State Book Award for its twenty-fifth anniversary issue.
Like other literary journals today, Great River Review depends upon a select but passionate readership, who appreciate fine writing in all its forms and understand the vital role that small journals have played in modern literature. In that spirit, this issue offers creative work from writers with international reputations as well as those just beginning to publish. I’m particularly gratified to see how much this issue reflects the hard work and inspired thinking of our graduate students at UMN. Creative writers and scholars, dedicated to literature as well as publishing, these student editors give me cause for optimism about the future of American letters. I hope that, if you find the same passion in these pages, you’ll subscribe. In the meantime, enjoy.