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Volume I Spring 2006

STAFF

Executive Editor
Jessica Greening-Loudermilk

Associate Editors
Christina L. Garza
Christina Mistie
Jeremy Richard

Contributing Editors
C.S. Allbright
Stephanie A. Amsel
Chad Clayton
Luke Collins
Catherine Hauer
Alfonso E. Mata
Linda Winterbottom

Advisory Board
Norma E. Cantú
Catherine Kasper
Venetia June Pedraza

CONTENTS

POETRY

C.S. ALLBRIGHT

All-American Lunch
Another Card for Angie
Zones

MATTHEW ALLEN

fell yet unfallen
green plains fuse beneath
I do not know how to weigh
I miss the metaphor

STEPHANIE A. AMSEL

La Specola
Orchids
Perfume

JESSICA NICOLE BROWN

Quiet

COLTER BROWN

introspectator

JOHN P. BUENTELLO

Shadows and Dust
Tempered Sight

MARISSA CARDENAS

No Sweat, No Blood, Just Tears

CHAD CLAYTON

monochromatics

MAX FERNANDEZ

Hail Mary
The Exodus of New Orleans

CHRISTINA L. GARZA

At Eighty
Bucla Fina
Luna, My Luna
Papo

JESSICA GREENING-LOUDERMILK

Between Hurricanes
Late Twenties
The Speed of the World
To My Father, Who Dies Every Day
What We Forget

CATHERINE HAUER

Erode
Ghazal III

JJ HENDERSON

Lust

ROBERT A. LOPEZ

Bacon

CHRISTINA MISTIE

Back in San Antonio, Unpacking
Planting the Bones
The Live of Birds

CANDELARIA ESCALANTE NIEVES

La Muerte

BARBARA PEREZ

Parable of the Cave
Staying Rational

LENORE PERRY-SAMANIEGO

Grandma Grace

JEREMY RICHARD

addict
consecration
orpheus
the wrong side of an empty bed

RHONDA WILLIAMS

Petition

LINDA WINTERBOTTOM

this is

DEVIN ZIMMERMAN

Dysthymia
In Grass

ART

JESSICA NICOLE BROWN

In a Field Dreaming

MARIO LONGORIA

Canyon Observatory
Chimayo Shrine
Grand Vista

BRANDON LOUDERMILK

rice
subway
tree

PAULINE MAGALLANES

Burning Daylight
Kitchen Comfort
Photo Shoot

PROSE

MICHELLE A. GRAJEDA

Jesus and Jolene

JESSICA JUNQUEIRA

My Father’s Hands

MICHAEL G. RICHARDS

Why Wait?

ADOLPH MARTIN SUAREZ

Junkie

THANKS TO
Charlene Allbright, Wendy Barker, Marissa Cardenas, Carey Clack,Stephen G. Kellman, Bonnie Lyons, Pauline Magallanes, Elvia Niebla,Fred Williams, Venetta Williams, Kristina Wolf, and Norma E. Cantú