The Long and the Short and the Tall (2015)

“No one knows for certain when our title song was written, but during World War II it became a (sort of) patriotic ode to allied soldiers, often sung with profane lyrics. Its relevance here is that we have one long story and four short ones, including one about a mountain. The cover art captures the long and the short of it. And we have animals: dogs and cats and cranes—some speaking, others mute—butterflies and loons.”

  • Jenny Almost and the Professional Botherers, by Patricia Russo
  • Him (poem), by Michael Mark
  • Why Animals Don’t Talk (poem), by Anne Carly Abad
  • —the butterfly screamed!, by William J Fedigan
  • Outside (poem), by Malcolm Morris
  • I Love You Like a Mountain, by Sonya Taaffe
  • The Rise of a Yellow Sun (poem), by Kent Kruse
  • Not Around, by Daniel W. Thompson
  • Good Luck (poem), by Neal Wilgus
  • Ragged Limbed and Hungry, by Leslie J. Anderson
  • The Crane Husband (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • Art: John Stanton