Fall 2012

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Letter from the Editor

Beauty…

Surrealist Andre Breton said “La beaute’ sera convulsive ou ne sera pas” which translated, means: beauty will be convulsive or not at all. The relationship between beauty and passion resonated with us for this issue of TCR because of the varied ways beauty was represented in our featured titles and prose. We found beauty in the naked quivering heart of characters and the masterful way that our writers painted them. We loved the despicable dog-shooting narrator in Grant Clauser’s “Devil in his Time,” and were moved by his horrible and gorgeous “cow gut stinking from the front door” in his “Banshee Coming Down the Road.” Lalanii R. Grant peeled her own skin back in her terrifyingly beautiful and convulsive “Beautiful Again.” Flawed characters gleamed with accidental shame like the care-giving cheater in Meghan MacNamara’s “Banded” and the zeppelin of loneliness paraded through Charles Rafferty’s “Too Beautiful.” We gasped at the subtle and stormy longing that sailed in Mathew Brennan’s “Water is Wide.” We hope you enjoy the vulnerability and rage, cleverness and poise in the beauty issue of TCR.

Antonia Crane
Senior Editor
The Citron Review

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lalanii R. Grant Beautiful Again Creative Nonfiction
Charles Rafferty The Man Remembers the Only Cummerbund He Has Ever Worn Poetry
Matthew Brennan Water is Wide Flash Fiction
Lucy James Floodwaters Creative Nonfiction
Trina Burke Mirror Poetry
Dallas Woodburn 2:12 a.m. Micro Fiction
Joseph Hasinger American Dogwood ’96 Creative Nonfiction
Ashley Seitz Kramer Instructions for Cooking Asparagus Poetry
Terry Lucas Black Friday Poetry
Grant Clauser What the Tall Man Says Flash Fiction
Meghan MacNamara Banded Creative Nonfiction
Laura E. Davis My muse is in remission Poetry
Al Bray Close Reading Flash Fiction
David K. Wheeler Copulae Poetry
Charles Rafferty Too Beautiful Micro Fiction
Susan Hodara In Concert Creative Nonfiction
Trista Edwards Jackknife Poetry
Ramona Ostrowski Buried Micro Fiction
Mark DeCarteret Two Poems Poetry
Lhea J. Love Count of Blessings Creative Nonfiction
Tom Emanny How to Kick Plants Poetry
Haris Adhikari Flowing with a river Poetry
Stephen Mead Another Old Sunset & Fountain Geyser Invert Photography
Jen Ferguson Boneyards and Other Places to Sleep Flash Fiction

 

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