Fall 2012

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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.” Lalani 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 CNF
Charles Rafferty The Man Remembers the Only Cummerbund He Has Ever Worn Poetry
Matthew Brennan Water is Wide Flash
Lucy James Floodwaters CNF
Trina Burke Mirror Poetry
Dallas Woodburn 2:12 a.m. Micro
Joseph Hasinger American Dogwood ’96 CNF
Ashley Seitz Kramer Instructions for Cooking Asparagus Poetry
Terry Lucas Black Friday Poetry
Grant Clauser What the Tall Man Says Flash
Meghan MacNamara Banded CNF
Laura E. Davis My muse is in remission Poetry
Al Bray Close Reading Flash
David K. Wheeler Copulae Poetry
Charles Rafferty Too Beautiful Micro
Susan Hodara In Concert CNF
Trista Edwards Jackknife Poetry
Ramona Ostrowski Buried Micro
Mark DeCarteret Two Poems Poetry
Lhea J. Love Count of Blessings CNF
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

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