Spring 2014

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Letter from the Editor

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
– Pablo Neruda

For so many of us winter has been a harsh barrage of cold, relentless stinging winds and the endless isolation of white. For others, it may have been warm and light filled, but below the surface the world has been left parched and desperate. Spring offers us the promise of liberation. The cold will be shrugged off and all that has been lying dormant will awaken and rise up.

The Spring 2014 Issue of The Citron Review showcases a careful mix of work by writers ready to rise up, to burst forth and crack you open. This issue embraces the quiet violence of the changing season, the messiness of rebirth, and the truth that no matter how hard the cold earth has packed itself away during winter, what we bury deep always finds its way to the top.

May the words blossom and brutalize your heart.

Heather Luby 
Managing Editor
The Citron Review

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Jennifer Falkner Desert Sands Flash Fiction
Helen Wickes The Vagrant Spirit as the Good Humor Man Poetry
P.J. Sambeaux Cheap Creative Nonfiction
Helen Wickes Harrow Poetry
Devin Galaudet  I Borrowed a Knife Creative Nonfiction
George Dila  In Which I Defend my Decision to Run Away and Join the Circus Micro Fiction
D. Gilson Layover Creative Nonfiction
Tyler Koshakow Matches Creative Nonfiction
Timothy Gager Nearsightedness Poetry
Michael Chaney Night Visitor Flash Fiction
Tara Deal Side Trips in the Interior Creative Nonfiction
Tina Tocco  Sink Flash Fiction
Helen Wickes Still-Life on the Road to Los Ojos Poetry
John Carroll Suicides Flash Fiction
Peter Witte Intersections Gallery Photography
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