Issue 39 : Spring 2015

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition honors the work and legacy of the poet and critic Randall Jarrell, who taught at what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for nearly eighteen years. The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Gabrielle Freeman of Greenville, NC, is the winner of the 2015 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition for her poem, “Failure to Obliterate.” “Combining a haunting and incandescent world with full attention to sound textures, ‘Failure to Obliterate’ is wholly original,” final judge William Wright said. “Centered on the motif of the manta ray, the speaker and the reader are drawn into a primordial, fully realized world in which identity conflates with other realities, other sentience.”

Winner
Failure to Obliterate by GABRIELLE FREEMAN

First Runner-up
Testimony by ANN DEAGON

Second Runner-up
Every Field of Paradise by RALPH EARLE

Honorable Mentions
The Way Desire Touches by MALAIKA KING ALBRECHT
Divided by LUKE HANKINS
Blackout by MICHAEL WHITE

Special Feature: Patrick Phillips

Barbershop | Elegy with Gasoline | Variations on a Text by Donald Justice by PATRICK PHILLIPS

This Strangest of All Strange Things: Interview with Patrick Phillips by DANIEL CROSS TURNER

Fiction

Fumes by SHANE HINTON

Hija by JOHN OLIVER HODGES

Misfortune at the Argyle Club by IVY GOODMAN

The Extra Mile by JARED YATES SEXTON

Seven for a Leper by KYLE COMA-THOMPSON

Someday All This Could Be Yours by MEAGHAN MULHOLLAND

Size by RICHARD KRAWIEC

Moving Heavy Objects by RICHARD THOMAS

Chuck Langford Jr., Depressed Auctioneer, Takes Action by MATT CASHION

Poetry

Preservation | Accrual | The Jewels with Which to Make Do, the Jewels That There Were by ROSE McLARNEY

Poison by JOEL FERDON

Said Gun Addresses the Needle Nose Gar | Said Gun’s War by ANDREW GRACE

To Each Other by KERRI FRENCH

Home Sonnet by KATHLEEN JONES

Virginia Epithalamium by ALYSE KNORR

Holly Springs | The Camel by LINDA HOGAN

Halfabecedarian Love Letter by ASH BOWEN

Gender Mapping by JESSIE CARTY

Choreography for Brief Flight by HANNAH DELA CRUZ ABRAMS

Novel excerpt

Excerpt from Nashville Burning by GERALD DUFF

Non-fiction

Universal Lost and Found by CHARLOTTE MATTHEWS

How I Nearly Ended Up Bald by DIANE PAYNE

Overdressed by ERIN GRAUEL

Excerpts from My Emilys by MIKE SMITH

The Language of Memory by SARAH GARNITZ

One Thing at a Time by ZHANNA SLOR

Reviews

A Review of ‘Blue Yodel’ by KELLY CHERRY

A Review of ‘Designed for Flight’ by SHAWN DELGADO

A Review of ‘Wasp Box’ by ROSS GARRISON

A Review of ‘The Uniform House’ by MP JONES IV


Issue 38 : Fall 2014

Special Feature : William Wright

Grief Map | Chthonic | The First Signal | Question II by WILLIAM WRIGHT

A Review of ‘Night Field Anecdote’ by DEAN JULIUS

An Interview with William Wright by CHLOE CAMPBELL

Special Feature : Michael Garriga

An Interview with Michael Garriga by CLIFFORD PARODY

A Review of ‘The Book of Duels’ by BRENDAN MISSETT

Me and the Devil Blues by MICHAEL GARRIGA

Fiction

The Boy with the Open Mind by ADRIENNE CELT

Frankmania by JULIA RIDLEY SMITH

Animus by GLEN POURCIAU

The World’s Best Music by DON MILLER

One Strange Animal by VIC SIZEMORE

Diagonal by KEVIN CATALANO

Bastard by MELISSA FRATERRIGO

Poetry

Human Imprint | Spigot by HASTINGS HENSEL

Public Mourning by JENIFER PARK

What It Is to Sin | What If God Had Said It Differently by CHRISTINA STODDARD

Allies in Boston | Gospel by DAVID BLAIR

Good For You, Girl by MIRANDA DENNIS

Ars Poetica by CHRISTIAN ANTON GERARD

Community Feeling by LESLEY WHEELER

The Sudden End by DARIUS STEWART

Novel excerpts

HOMES by LEE ZACHARIAS

The Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds by KARIN C. DAVIDSON

Excerpts from Dreamtime by LOUIS GALLO

Non-fiction

Supreme Injustice by RONALD M. GAUTHIER

Uncle Donald’s Ephemera by KEAGHAN TURNER

My Father’s Ashes by LANE OSBORNE

Go Ye Out and Conquer the World by NDABA SIBANDA

KV and Me by KEVIN BROWN

Vince McMahon and the Tending of the Flock by BRIAN OLIU

Platonic Love Letter to a Cruise Ship Lookout by MICHAEL MEYERHOFER

Interviews and Reviews

An Interview with Kelly Cherry by JIM MINICK

An Interview with Seth Brady Tucker by JENNIFER ORTH-VEILLON

An Interview with Chad Davidson by MARK J. BREWIN, JR.

A Review of ‘The Book of Goodbyes’ by SHAWN DELGADO

A Review of ‘War Reporter’ by DEAN JULIUS


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“What I discovered when I took a close look at the hidden world all around me is that each of its creatures is as serious about its life as I am about mine. We do not question that mammals have feelings. The giant ape was in love, so Hollywood tells us. We own dogs and cats and see for ourselves what makes them sad or happy. We witness their elation and, on occasion, their grief; they don’t need words to express them. And yet we give them words.”

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News

20 January 2015.
Just posted: Platonic Love Letter to a Cruise Ship Lookout by Michael Meyerhofer

15 January 2015.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Million Writers Award!

16 December 2014.
Just posted: An interview with William Wright.

15 December 2014.
Just posted: Bastard, new short fiction from Melissa Fraterrigo.

15 November 2014.
Just posted: Diagonal, new short fiction from Kevin Catalano.

1 April 2014.
Just posted: storySouth’s Spring 2014 issue, including a Writers Who Edit Feature on Kathryn Stripling Byer, a novella from Kevin Grauke, new fiction from Anne Valente, and new poetry from Sarah Rose Nordgren.

1 January 2014.
Just posted: Review of Mark J. Brewin, Jr.'s Scrap Iron by Dean Julius.

15 December 2013.
Just posted: Review of Chelsea Rathburn's Raft of Grief by Shawn Delgado.

1 December 2013.
Just posted: Review of Michael Farris Smith's Rivers by Brendan Missett.

15 November 2013.
Just posted: Review of Wilton Barnhardt's Lookaway, Lookaway by Win Bassettt.

1 November 2013.
Just posted: Winning entries from The North Carolina Writers' Network 2013 Randall Jarrell Competition including poems by Alan Michael Parker, Joseph Mills, Katherine Soniat, and Ross White.

15 October 2013.
Just posted: Reviews of Jennifer Hable's Good Reason and Nate Pritts' The Wonderfull Yeare.

1 October 2013.
Just posted: A Special Feature on Jon Tribble, managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.

15 September 2013.
Just posted: storySouth’s Fall 2013 issue, including a Special Feature on John Hoppenthaler, a novella from Nick Ripatrazone, new fiction from Dan Gutstein, new poetry from Caki Wilkinson, and interviews with A. Van Jordan and Laura van den Berg.

1 January 2013.
Just posted: storySouth’s Winter 2013 issue, including a Special Feature on the 19th Annual ‘Will Read for Food’ Benefit Reading for Greensboro Charities, new fiction Lee Zacharias and Michael Parker, new poetry from Stuart Dischell, David Roderick, Rebecca Black, and a review of Amanda Auchter's The Wishing Tomb by Julie Brooks Barbour.

1 December 2012.
Just posted: Joe Oestreich'’s ‘Hitless Wonder’ and Watershed'’s ‘Brick & Mortar’ by Matthew Fiander

1 November 2012.
Just posted:
Julie Brooks Barbour’s ‘Come to Me and Drink’ by Jennifer Whitaker

15 October 2012.
Just posted: Craig Nova introduces his latest novel, The Constant Heart.

15 September 2012.
Just posted: storySouth’s Spring 2012 issue, including new poetry from Kathleen Kirk, new fiction from Jason Ockert, reviews of new work by Ira Sadoff and John Thomas York.

15 March 2012.
Just posted: storySouth’s Spring 2012 issue, including new poetry from Nadine Sabra Meyer, new fiction from Valerie Nieman, new nonfiction from B.J. HOLLARS, and a special feature on Katie Chaple, including an interview by Shawn Delgado .

15 September 2011.
Just posted: storySouth’s Fall 2011 issue, including new poetry from Charlotte Matthews, new fiction from Jennifer Cranfill, new nonfiction from S.J. Brooks, and an excerpt from Aaron Gilbreath’s novel Run, Chicken, Run.

15 June 2011.
Just posted: Valerie Nieman’s ‘Blood Clay’ by Ben Klinkner

15 April 2011.
Just posted: Matt Hart’s ‘Wolf Face’ by Tony Aarts.

15 April 2011.
Just posted: Nate Pritts’ ‘Big Bright Sun’ by Tony Aarts.

1 April 2011.
Just posted: a review of Joshua Poteat’s Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum.