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Big Muddy 7.2

Cover Photos:

Front cover-“Perfect Cord 2”
Back cover-“Perfect Cord” and “Perfect Cord 3”

Cover Design:

Karissa Scott

Big Muddy 7.2

Editor

Dr. Susan Swartwout

Assistant Editor

Mandy Henley
Karissa Scott

Publishing Interns

Marcia Herring
Courtney Shalon

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Contents

Nonfiction

Kevin Koch, Iowa
The Rivers that Bring Us Together

Lynn Morrow, Missouri
A Surveyor’s Challenges: P.K. Robbins in Missouri

Josh Peterson, Colorado
Elwood

Poetry

Roy Bentley, Florida
The Visiting Writer

David Bond, Illinois
The Tower at Giant City Park

John Grey, Rhode Island
Swamp Tour

Charity Lusteck, Minnesota
In the Shelter

Kristi Murray Costello, New York
Bear-like Intuition

William Sheldon, Kansas
On an Island in the Keys

Kevin Stein, Illinois
Parakeet and Dark Star
Thinking of the Second Time They Shoveled Up Mr. Lincoln
Pre-Bowdlerized Poem Composed for a Fourth-Grade Illinois History Text

Fiction

Steve Anderson, Arkansas
X-mas, RVN, 1967

Tim Bass, North Carolina
Home Remedies

Jeremy Billingsley, Arkansas
A Stranger for the Sick

Ron Smith, Kentucky
First Comes Marriage

Mighty River Short Story Contest Winner

Pat Landreth Keller, Georgia
The Magician’s Assistant

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest Winner

Lauren Savit, New York
Shimmering City

Photography/Artwork

Carol Wheeler, Texas
Flower 3
Waterlily 1
Waterlily 2
Waterlily 3
Butterfly 6
Butterfly 7

Reviews

Karissa Scott reviews:
Antoon, Sinan. I’jaam. City Lights Publishers, 2007. Paper, 100 pp. $11.95. Fiction.

Marcia Herring reviews:
Daniels, Jim Ray. Mr. Pleasant. Michigan State University Press, 2007. Paper, 176 pp. $15.95. Fiction.

Marcia Herring reviews:
Shumaker, Peggy. Just Breathe Normally. University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Cloth, 278 pp. $24.95. Fiction.

Thomas Eaton reviews:
Hamblin, Robert. Keeping Score: Sports Poems for Every Season. Time Being Books, 2007. Paper, 106 pp. $15.95. Poetry.

Stacey Rollins reviews:
Flenniken, Kathleen. Famous. University of Nebraska Press, 2006. Paper, 74 pp. $17.95. Poetry.

Michelle Crosnoe reviews:
Miller, Leslie Adrienne. The Resurrection Trade. Graywolf Press, 2007. Paper, 96 pp. $14. Poetry.

Barbara Jenkins reviews:
Collins, Billy. The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems. Random House Trade Paperback Editions, 2005. Paper, 88 pp. $13.95. Poetry.

Serena Beam reviews:
Walker, Frank X. Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York. University of Kentucky Press, 2004. Paper, 88 pp. $15. Poetry

Shawn Seabaugh reviews:
Weigl, Bruce. Declension in the Village of Chung Luong. Ausable Press, 2006. Paper, 73 pp. $14. Poetry.

Karissa Scott reviews:
Radavich, David. America Bound: An Epic for Our Time. Plain View Press, 2007. Paper, 136 pp. $14.95. Poetry.