Spring 2019

Letter from the Editor

 

always
it’s
Spring)and everyone’s
in love and flowers pick themselves
– e.e. cummings, “Who knows if the moon’s”

 

Spring is finally here, and with it Citron enters its tenth year committed to celebrating the short form. Although the editors have just finished this issue, they are already busy reading the archives as they make their selections for the fall Tenth Anniversary Issue. I hope you visit our past issues as well.

In January we started spring cleaning the archives, making changes that maintain the history of Citron while also improving the visual experience. Along the way we have connected with some of Citron’s former contributors to see where these small works and their authors have traveled since we last saw them.

To our contributors, thank you for believing in our journal from the very start. We are also looking to update our records with your contact information and accomplishments, so please send us an email so we can share your good news as we feature writers and works from our past issues.

To all of our readers, thank you for your making the time and space in your life to share ten years of stories with us. We look forward to the next ten years and more with you.

On behalf of The Citron Review, we hope you enjoy the Spring 2019 issue.

 

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

ABOVE IMAGE CREDIT: Nathan Elliott, Spring Comes to Curling, Newfoundland.

RIGHT IMAGE CREDIT: Nathan Elliott, Newfoundland Boy in Paris.

 

Table of Contents

 

Poetry

Notes on the selections by Eric Steineger

Alina Stefanescu Sabotage
(or So Much for the Revolution)
Robert Carr Anchor
James B. Nicola Record
Creative Nonfiction

Notes on the selections by Nathan R. Elliott

Amye Archer One Week
Geoff Martin Bestiary
Christopher Rabley I Can See Her
Maria Terrone The Reluctant Secret Sharer
Fiction

Notes on the selections by Elizabeth De Arcos

Flash Fiction

Zack Butovich Outside of Oklahoma
Kaely Horton Turtles
Abigail Pettit Moving On

Micro Fiction

Christine Baerbock Black Ice
Helen Chambers Spring Wedding
Helen Chambers White Wedding
Anne-Marie Hoeve Immaculate

 

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David Galloway's "My Daughter Haunts" is now showing in our Summer Issue. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/my-daughter-haunts/ David Galloway is a writer and college professor of Russian. Born and raised in Maryland, for the past twenty-five years he has lived in upstate New York. His poetry and essays have most recently appeared in Watershed Review, Chiron Review, Atlanta Review, and The Remembered Arts Journal. #amreading #poetry #cheersto10years #supernaturalpoetry
Our Summer Issue features new original poetry from Andrea Jurjević. https://citronreview.com/2019/06/21/balkans-last-sworn-virgins/ Andrea is a poet and translator from Rijeka, Croatia. She is the author of Small Crimes, winner of the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Prize, and translator of Mamasafari (Lavender Ink / Diálogos, 2018), a collection of prose poems by Croatian author Olja Savičević Ivančević. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. #amreading #poetry #cheersto10years #thecitronreview
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