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
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IMAGE CREDIT: Nathan Elliott. Fleurs. 2020.

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Leah Mueller's "escapee" is a resilient wisp of a poem. https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/escapee/ Books include: Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices (Czykmate), Death and Heartbreak (WeaselPress), & Cocktails at Denny’s (AlienBuddhaPress.)
Contributor @jerzypoet has launched a new poetry journal, The Night Heron Barks. @heronbarks https://nightheronbarks.com/ We reviewed his poetry chapbook Demolition in the Tropics in our very first Zest - https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/chapbook-review-by-eric-steineger/ #amreading #litmags
A chiller from contributor Cathy Ulrich's Murdered Ladies series - in the excellent new issue of @adroitjournal. https://theadroitjournal.org/issue-thirty-two/cathy-ulrich-prose/ We reviewed her Ghosts of You ( @okaydonkeymag) https://citronreview.com/2020/02/09/debut-fiction-review-by-jr-walsh/ #amreading #litmags
In "Polaroid" by @starlightgrrl, Charlotte Hamrick we see the big picture in a micro moment. Look closer in our Spring Issue! https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/polaroid/ Charlotte Hamrick’s poetry, prose, and photography has been published in Foliate Oak, Moria Online, Connotation Press, Gone Lawn, The Rumpus and elsewhere. She is Creative Nonfiction Editor for Barren Magazine and lives in New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets. #amreading #microcreativenonfiction
Thanks for tagging us @kaywestah! #TheCitronReview #spring2020issue #briefliterature #celebratingtheshortform #CitronStories #cnf #fiction #micro #poetry
A parental pair of Creative Nonfiction pieces that's music to our ears: "Opera Mom" and "Opera Dad" brings transcendent melody to our Spring Issue. https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/opera-dad/ https://citronreview.com/2020/03/19/opera-mom/ Claire T. Lawrence is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has a PhD in Fiction from the University of Houston - Creative Writing Program and an MFA in Fiction from the The University of Utah. She has published fiction, poetry, and memoir in numerous magazines including Crab Orchard Review, TriQuarterly Online, Event Magazine, Terra Nova, and Western Humanities Review. #amreading #creativenonfiction

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