Summer 2017: Citron Six

Letter from the Editor

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary, definition of Citron

1.

a: a citrus fruit resembling a lemon but larger with little pulp and a very thick rind
b: a small shrubby tree (Citrus medica) that produces citrons and is cultivated in tropical regions
c: the preserved rind of the citron used especially in cakes and puddings

 

The Summer 2017 Issue: Citron Six marks one year since a new group of dynamic editors joined our team at The Citron Review. Together we made small changes in how we operate while continuing to ask ourselves how we define our place in the literary world.

As a child I loved to read the dictionary, so today I looked up citron.

The fruit.
The tree.
The preserved rind.

There’s no fruit without the tree, and no sweet rind without the fruit. There’s no sweetness without the transformation of water, sugar, and fire.

Citron Six is an issue about how we have changed; how we are still changing. As the editors write in their notes, this issue is about reimagined American landscapes, exploring subtext, and how we emerge from heartbreak.

But the reason I turned to the dictionary before writing this letter was because of Danielle Hale’s powerful poetry in this issue. It reminded me when I first learned that words gave people the power to create change, but her work in this issue also illuminates how over time how people and history can be erased and forgotten through definitions.

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
Celebrating the Short Form

 

Table of Contents

 

Eric Steineger Notes on the Poetry Selections
Rochelle Shapiro The Shuttered House Poetry
Danielle Hale Blood Quantum Poetry
Danielle Hale 9/32 Poetry
Laton Carter Disconnecting Poetry
Laton Carter No Poetry
Anna Kelley Kitchen Denizen Poetry
Marianne Woods Cirone Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections
Lillian Kwok Córdoba, Argentina Creative Nonfiction
Jiaying Lim
Relief Creative Nonfiction
DL Shirey How to Blink Creative Nonfiction
KG Waite Prelude Creative Nonfiction
Nathan Elliott Anubis Creative Nonfiction
Alice Lowe Whatever Will Be Creative Nonfiction
Elizabeth De Arcos Notes on the Fiction Selections
Michael Lehman The Compas Flash Fiction
Wesley Rhodes Give and Give Flash Fiction
Abigail Hancher The Water Boils Flash Fiction
Julie Turley Badass Comes to Town Flash Fiction
AN Block Once My Father Beat Me With a Chair Micro Fiction
Duff Allen Train Conductor Micro Fiction
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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
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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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