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

 

Flower shop window

IMAGE CREDIT: Nathan Elliott. Fleurs. 2020.

🍋Our Tenth Anniversary

 

    Cheers to ten years of celebrating the short form.

 

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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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