Spring 2017

Letter from the Editor

 

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
— Pablo Neruda 

When I was younger I thought that spring was a silly season.

I thought spring was just a way to get to summer, and most importantly, I thought that both seasons were just a way to get to the romance of fall.

With age I have learned that spring is riskier for the heart than fall. In fall we harvest what has been tended to, what has defied the odds. In spring we plant where there is nothing and fall in love with possibility.

The contributors in this issue bring us their stories with great tenderness after what seemed to be the longest winter. Despite all the flowers that were cut, these writers remind us of the truth of spring: after winter losses there will be beauty again.

On behalf of the editors at The Citron Review, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do.

Warmly,
Angela M. Brommel
Editor-in-Chief
The Citron Review

 

Table of Contents

 

Eric Steineger Notes on the Poetry Selections
Sergio Ortiz
On My Bed Thinking About You Poetry
Maria Terrone
Enough Poetry
Jennifer van Alstyne
Sitting On An Antique Sofa In Weston, Massachusetts On A Summer’s Evening Poetry
Bruce Isaacson
In Havana Poetry
Zach Jacobs Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections
Laurie Ember
Salt Creative Nonfiction
Pavle Radonic
Wasted Kiss Creative Nonfiction
Gail Tyson
Timepiece Creative Nonfiction
Elizabeth
De Arcos
Notes on the Fiction Selections
Kelley Lindberg A Canyon’s Secret Flash Fiction
Kathryn McMahon It Would Not Have Our Bones Flash Fiction
Siobhan Welch The Sky Was Electric Blue Flash Fiction
Siobhan Welch Kendrick Court, July 1983 Flash Fiction
Rob Hill
Victory Flash Fiction
Rob Hill Dead Matches Flash Fiction
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)
Happy New Year to readers and contributors from @citronreview! Here's to 2020! Our Winter Issue is up at citronreview.com.
Thank you for sharing our 10th anniversary with us. What a citrus-y good year! #topnine2019 #topnine #bestnine2019 #bestnine #TheCitronReview #onlinejournal #briefliterature #cheersto10years #amreading #poetry #cnf #fiction
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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