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Big Muddy 1.1

Cover Print:

Old Nauvoo, Illinois
—from the collection of Stephen Gregg,
S. Gregg Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Big Muddy 1.1

Editor

Dr. Susan Swartwout

Research Assistant

Dan Crocker

Publishing Interns

Dustin Michael
Jon Thrower

Editorial Assistants

Derek Borgsmiller
Leon Cluck
M'Lee Fife
Katie Gilbert
Emily Main
Lester Sneed
Katherine Mayer

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Contents

Nonfiction

Katherine Fischer, Iowa
Sho-gunning the Mississippi

Dan Guillory, Illinois
Big Easy: A Childhood of New Orleans

Roald Tweet, Illinois
Poe and Oquawka
Mary Lincoln’s Body

Kelby Ouchley, Louisiana
Tributary Affair

Fiction

John Mort, Missouri
Behind Enemy Lines

Ann Boaden, Illinois
Dancing Lessons

Photography/Artwork

Emily Otto, Louisiana
The Natchez at New Orleans

Frank L. Snider Sr., Missouri
Chain of Rocks Canal and Bridge
Towboats Together

Poetry

Jim Elledge, Illinois
Horror Autotoxicus

Bo Hall, Illinois
A Prayer for Western Kentucky

Jane Holwerda, Missouri
Elvis the King

Colleen J. McElroy, Washington
Nostalgia
What Happened to the Rabbit

Marlene J. Miller, Missouri
Mississippi Passing

Roger Mitchell, Indiana
Repairman
Middle of the Street
Naming the Grasses

Bill Stobb, Wisconsin
The Fourth Word Is Edenic

Reviews

Curt Leitz reviews:
Brunner, Dorie. Down the Mississippi with Stinky Two Women, a Canoe, and a Kitten. Prairie Oak Press, 2000. 136 pp. with photographs. Nonfiction.

Daniel Crocker reviews:
Lavalle, Victor D. slapboxing with jesus. Vintage Contemporaries, 1999. $11. Short Fiction.

Tonya Wells reviews:
Gilfillan, Merrill. Grasshopper Falls. Hanging Loose Press, 2000. 96 pp. Cloth, $21. Paper, $13. Short Fiction.

Clay Matthews reviews:
Ponte, Antonio Jose. In the Cold of the Malecon. City Lights Books, 2000. 127 pp. Paper, $10.95. Short fiction.

MJ Mills reviews:
Proulx, Annie. Close Range. Scribner, 1999. 285 pp. Paper, $13. Short fiction.

Rebecca Brown reviews:
Saunders, George. Pastoralia: Corporate America at its Worst and Funniest. Riverhead Books, 2000. 188 pp. Cloth, $22.95. Short Fiction.

Tonya Wells reviews:
Hagy, Alyson. Graveyard of the Atlantic. Graywolf Press, 2000. 186 pp. Paper, $14. Short Fiction.

Leon Cluck reviews:
Jones, Stephen Graham. The Fast Red Road, A Plainsong. Fiction Collective Two, 326 pp. $13.95. Fiction.

Susan Swartwout reviews:
Mort, John. Soldier in Paradise. Southern Methodist University Press. 180 pp. $19.95. Fiction.

Susan Swartwout reviews:
Herrera, Juan Felipe. Loteria Cards and Fortune Poems: A Book of Lives. City Lights Press. 209 pp. Cloth, $15.95. Poetry.