Summer 2016: Citron Six

Letter from the Editor


On the first day of summer we bring you Citron Six, an expanded summer issue with six picks in each genre. Launched on the longest day of the year, this issue brings you lush stories about the complexity of summer. The writers in this issue travel across the nation by highway and train; they stop in cities, music venues, and cafes, and they come back home to live and love. These are stories, as Adrienne Rich wrote, that explore the wreck. These are stories that resurface with a new understanding.

In April there was so much joy at Citron when we published The Queer Issue. It’s now June. This month we celebrate Pride while at the same time we are mourning the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. All of this is with us on the first day of summer. We have a lot to explore as a nation.

On behalf of The Citron Review, we thank you as readers and writers for sharing your stories with us, and for listening to the stories of the contributing writers.

 

Angela M. Brommel
Editor
The Citron Review

 

Table of Contents

 

Rachael Levitt
Folds Micro Fiction
Claire Guyton
Waiting Micro Fiction
Claire Guyton
Unwritten Micro Fiction
Megan Cassidy
New License Micro Fiction
Zebulon Huset
Hanging in the Doorway Micro Fiction
Celeste Chan
City of Metallic Heat Micro Fiction
G. Evelyn Lampart
Fire Sale Flash Fiction
Shelley Senai
Sing It True Flash Fiction
Kate Vander Wiede
Close Like We Used to Be Flash Fiction
Kelsey Englert
Don’t Throw Away This Time Flash Fiction
Andrea Eberly
Tiny Whirlpools Flash Fiction
Babak Lakhomi
The Closet-Woman Flash Fiction
Estlin McPhee
Who Then Can Be Saved Creative Nonfiction
Kelsey Lueptow
Robot Doctor Creative Nonfiction
Amber Foster
Roy Creative Nonfiction
Liz Breazeale
Billboard Man Creative Nonfiction
Sarah Rosenthal
Snacktime Gastronomy Creative Nonfiction
Sarah Abbott
Passages Creative Nonfiction
Jim Daniels
The Miracle of Sacred Hearts Poetry
Jim Daniels
Secret History of Depression Gulch Poetry
Judith Cody Willie Nelson’s Guitar Poetry
Nate Pullman
How to Avoid Depression When Leaving Paddy’s Irish Pub Poetry
Jesse Breite
Lucille Poetry
Jesse Breite
Son House Poetry
Snow on brush in desert

IMAGE CREDIT: Jill Katherine Chmelko. Protest Road, Winter. 2019.

🍋Our Tenth Anniversary

 

    Cheers to ten years of celebrating the short form.

 

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Can you talk with animals? "The Soldier on the Mountain" just might have to. Come hike this #flashfiction odyssey from @BlerianaMyftiu with us. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/the-soldier-on-the-mountain/ Bleriana Myftiu is from Tirana, Albania. She holds an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University and is a Fiction Reader for @atticusreview. Visit blerianamyftiu.com
Our first poem of 2020 comes from Richard Foerster in our New Winter Issue. https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/first-poem/ #amreading #poetry Foerster’s eighth collection is Boy on a Doorstep: New and Selected Poems (Tiger Bark Press, 2019)
Pacific Northwest writer @savannahslonewriter reminds us of our new year's resolutions in "i want to start a podcast but." https://citronreview.com/2019/12/21/i-want-to-start-a-podcast-but/ Slone is the author of several books including the forthcoming An Exhalation of Dead Things (@clashbooks, 2021), Hearing the Underwater (@flpbooks, 2019) and This Body is My Own (@ghostcitypress, 2019)
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Poetry is currently closed for submissions until February 1st. Last year Shining Rock Poetry Anthology and Book Review interviewed managing editor @ericsteineger about how we make our poetry picks. Eric writes, "There are poems that are wonderfully accessible and reveal rich narratives. Poems that lessen the distance between the strangers who inhabit the planet and ourselves. But sometimes I read those poems, loving them, and feel I can continue without returning to those lines. Sometimes it is the odd bird in the forest I cannot escape; however hard I try to move on, I return, fascinated by its new pose on a tree -- its awkward, yet strangely affecting song. While it is difficult to describe the voice of a typical Citron poem, I can tell you some of our favorite poets: John Ashbery, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Terrance Hayes, Kate Hall, Rene Char, Richard Siken, Anne Carson, e.e. cummings, Sharon Olds, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Brenda Shaughnessy." http://www.shiningrockpoetry.com/notes-on-editing-at-the-citron-review-by-eric-steineger #TheCitronReview #onlinejournal #briefliterature #celebratingtheshortform #cheersto10years #Citron10 #amreading

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