We outdid ourselves! Or should we say that our contributors, 60 of them, outdid themselves? Once again, we offer a fine array of writing that is chock full of wonder. As usual, we thank our readers and writers, without whom this publication would be nothing.
Issue 3 includes some reminiscences and some regrets, some odd characters and unexpected encounters, tongues in cheeks, travel, pastorals, and some pithy advice about holding a knife.
Our contributors include an Australian in the US, an American in Indonesia, a Nigerian-American, our first Alaskan, and a few students. Once again, we’re honored to include the spectrum from first-time writers to those with a great deal of public acclaim. Panoply has now been read in 70 countries and cumulatively features writers living 37 US states and 6 foreign countries. We added another innovation by including head shots in the bios.
We’re planning Issue 4 for late August and will post an editorial calendar later this summer. We’ll be nominating for the Pushcart Prize. Until then, take some time and enjoy the bounty of Issue 3. We sure did!
Andrea, Jeff, and Ryn
P.S.- If you’re curious, check out our own head shots in the “Our Editors” section near the bottom of the layout.
Contents Anatomy of a Ruin – KB Ballentine Ancients – Taunja Thomson Boca Negra Petroglyphs – John J. Trause Bonding – Kevin Tillotson Caravan with Summer Skies – Tobi Alfier Con Trail – Jayne Marek A Dancer in Your Midst – John Grey The Death of Phyllis Wheatley – Sam Casey Driving North into Warrensburg, New York – Sylvia Riojas Vaughn Droit du Seigneur – Phyllis Wax Eat Space- Sharon Scholl Fear Mingled – Nick Romeo Fog – Twyla Hansen Fog in the Alley – Lois Harrod For My Ex-Husband of Long Ago, on His Deathbed – Barbara Quick Forced to Rebuild – Laurie Kolp he wanders southwest. relapses – Gary Lundy Herpetology – Jake Sheff Holding Your Knife – Larry Blazek How to Catch a Poem – Lynn Scozzari Imagine Not Drowning – Kelli Allen In a Book I Read and Cherish – Alan Gann Joy in the Morning – Ann Howells Limbo – Kayla Klugow Main Street – Pia Taavila-Borsheim Markers – James Penha Mirror Box – Joseph Kerschbaum Mistaken Identity – Jane Blue Monarch – Sarah O’Brien Mother’s Day – Jo-Anne Rosen The New Kid – Kate Carey The Next Thing at 60 – Christopher Dungey The One That Got Away, A Fish Story – Andrena Zawinski Peninsula Nicoya, July 1998 – Sarah Endo Playing with Fire – Michael Chin Procrastinate – Robert Beveridge Prometheus Beyond – Uche Ogbuji Raking Leaves – Martin Willits, Jr. Recognizing the Hobo – Stephen Mead The Right Dress – Sherri Wright Rush Hour Moon – Scott Melville Savages – Cinthia Ritchie Snow Fort – Liz Ahl South Dakota – Angela Lindseth Still Life Upon Reflection – Mike Beck Subterfuge – Amy Baskin Testimony – Gary Beck to look like something new – Pierce Lockett Touchstones – Darla McBryde Triptych – Nancy Correro Trying to Leave Mallets Bay – Carla Schwartz Two Cranes on a Snowy Pine – Robert Okaji untitled – Ron Bremner Untitled – Ren Weber The Vanishing – David Blanton Why I Read the National Enquirer – D. G. Geis Wire Song Hello – Sally Zakariya Wisteria – Toti O’Brien You Got Me Wanting You – Tracy Mishkin Your Title Here – Beth Sherman