Summer 2018: Citron Six

Letter from the Editor

 

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.
– Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

 

Last night I was reviewing the summer issue, and I was thinking about how out-of-sync I feel with the season this year. The heatwave moving through summer has altered the way many of us have spent summers in the past.

Then I stumbled across Ray Bradbury’s words from Dandelion Wine, “their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” This is a great meditation for falling back into the season. There is something extraordinary about how a few sentences can propel us into a realm of possibility that was previously unimagined. Summer reading is a solace and rehearsal for the other seasons.

I hope you take the time to read the letters from the editors that introduce the selections in each genre. This issue is the last for Fiction Editor, Jennifer Ettleson Besmehn. We were so lucky to have her on our team, and we wish her great success in her future endeavors.

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
Dan Veach Gold Dust Spring Poetry
Dan Veach Lake Yi Poetry
Timothy Lindner Florence Avenue Notebook Poetry
Timothy Lindner The Kids’ Table Poetry
Geoff Anderson Siren Poetry
Geoff Anderson The Circle Game Poetry
Marianne Woods Cirone Notes on the Creative Nonfiction Selections
B.J. Miller How to Do a Close Reading Creative Nonfiction
Hope Henderson The Flaw Creative Nonfiction
Sarah Wernsing 3 Slivers Creative Nonfiction
Susan Bloch Orange Creative Nonfiction
Sutton Strother How To Move Your Body Creative Nonfiction
Elizabeth De Arcos Notes on the Fiction Selections
Jake Zawlacki Vision Micro Fiction
Stephen D. Gibson Forging Warmth Micro Fiction
Heather Bourbeau Passenger Micro Fiction
Shauna Mackay Constance, failing Flash Fiction
Tommy Dean Covenants Flash Fiction
Katherine Hubbard Stephen Flash Fiction

 

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