#51 (2014)

Published April 2014

Theme: Not Dead Yet

“We might have called this our ‘autumn issue,’ but here in the northern hemisphere that would have been a confusing name for an April publication. So instead we’ll say the theme is not dead yet. We have a woman defying her own personal death, a man living the puzzle of the not-quite-dead, and a washer cleansing all precious griefs; one who lives in a court of rust and another who waits to step through the walls while the shadows last. If you’re not dead yet, you can dream that you’ve woken up and gone outside; but be careful, there’s something in the garden that doesn’t want to stay there. And especially for the not yet dead, ‘autumn is the true alchemist.’”

  • A Portrait in Rust, by Mat Joiner
  • Relics (poem), by Lynn Hardaker
  • Death Defying Stunts, by Gillian Daniels
  • Similes (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • Sudoku for Dead People, by Chris Bell
  • Journey of the Worker Bee (poem), by normal
  • Cosmovore at Coney Island (poem), by Kristi Carter
  • The True Alchemist, by Sonya Taaffe
  • Tatters (poem), by Sandi Leibowitz
  • Something We Could Do, by Patricia Russo
  • Bean-Nighe: The Washer at the Ford (poem), by Neile Graham
  • Musikstücke
  • Art: John Stanton