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“Spring Hope” © by Betty Champlin

(1915-2002)

 Spring 2017 – Volume 5 Issue 1

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CONTENTS

POETRY

Annie Blake – THE SPINNING TOP

Judith Cody – ODE TO NIGHT SONGS AND MARES

Griff Foxley – Serpent Awaketh

TJ McPhearson – chauffeur, a billy budd song

Chris Muniz – Boy-Love, Gravity, First Kiss

Stan Sanvel Rubin – Still Life with Omelet, A Short Guide to Mistakes, A Short Guide to Terror, A Short Guide to Innocence, Notes on Suffering

C.C. Russell – TRANSLATION ACROSS A DISTANCE OF CODES AND SYMBOLS (for Sharon)

Claire Scott – PREEMPTIVE GRIEF

Eva-Maria Sher – GROWING OLDER

Richard Weaver – Alchemy of Smoke

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Donna L. Marsh – Light and Shadow

Chila Woychik – Guesswork *Loren Eiseley Creative Nonfiction Contest Winner

 

FICTION

David Desjardins – Song of Norway

Teri Moore – The Safest Place in the City

Michael Twist – Forest for the Trees *Flash Fiction Contest Winner

 

ART

Betty Champlin (1915-2002) – Spring Hope

Cover Art:

“In” © by Allen Forrest

4.2 Fall

 Fall 2016 – Volume 4 Issue 2

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CONTENTS

POETRY 

Marisa Adame – only prayer

Roy Bentley – The Dead Reveal the Secrets of Newark, Ohio, Black Bear Plays with Pink Balloon

Alan Basting – FOLLOWING LOVE

Nick Conrad – On a Death 

Elizabeth Crowell – THE PATRONS

Juditha Dowd – Calvin Claimed God’s Grace Was Irresistible

Charles Kell – Repeat Offender 

Sandra Kolankiewicz – Communique #6

Kristin Laurel – Faith, Revisited 

Pamela Rader – Hair the Color of Oak Leaves

Luke Roe – Exit, Crash Dummy

David Anthony Sam – Prayer of Vapor

Gerard Sarnat – Don’t Look Back

Christian Stock – brick and knife fight

Laura Sweeney – Gustavo’s Sorrow  

Sarah Brown Weitzman – WHEN I WAS A CHILD, “WINGS OF DESIRE”

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Ryan R. Latini – Back through the Rifling 

Donna L. Marsh – In the Shade of Apparition

Lauren Walden Rabb – The White Dove of the Desert

Robert Vivian – Cricket Song 

FICTION

Crystal Lane Swift Ferguson – Meth

Sean Padraic McCarthy – Render Unto Satan

Forest Arthur Ormes –Vanderdecken

ART

Allen Forrest – In

Cover Art:

Beaux Arts Rhodies by the Lane” © by Allen Forrest

RSR-4.1-Cover-Art-by-Allen-Forrest

 Spring 2016 – Volume 4 Issue 1

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CONTENTS

POETRY

Roy Bentley – Taos, Lightning

Mary Cresswell – Time Capsule, Testing Ground High Desert

Theresa Hamman – Without

Eleanor Lerman – Observe the Age of Comings and Goings, To Live in this World Requires

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens – What to the What

Joshua Medsker – be:

Daniel Moore – A History of Weather Conditions

Rich Murphy – Conspiracy Theory, Prologue to the Impossible

Caleb Nelson – Kingdom of Crumpets and Narcissism, Flashlight

Lois Roma-Deeley – Praise Song for She Who Would Clean the World; Among the Red Rocks of Sedona, a Soldier’s Wife Leaves No Stone Unturned

Stan Sanvel Rubin – Let the Services Begin, The House of Answers, Overcoat, Troy, Curse & Forgive

David Anthony Sam – Stone Birds

Elizabeth Savage – Pacific, Remaining Within, Musicality

D.N. Simmers – Shoulder Against Harsh Wind

Matt Tordoff – Polder

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Robert Vivian – Essay as the World’s Worst Jeweler 

 

FICTION

Alex Haber – Under the Pier

James Hanna – The Body in the Bay

Al Kratz – Happiness is a Warm Gun

Katixa Agirre Miguélez – Pajama Party

Steve Mitchell – Currency

Michelle McMillan-Holifield – Choreography

Patty Somlo – Before Everything Changed

Jim Weitz – Kitchen Midden

 

ART

Allen Forrest – Beaux Arts Rhodies by the Lane

 

Cover Art:

Brooklyn War Memorial 5″ © by Artist Howard Skrill

Red Savina Review Cover art 2015


Fall 2015 – Volume 3 Issue 2

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CONTENTS

© by Artist Christopher Woods; The Red Steps; Photograph

The Red Steps Christopher Woods

POETRY

William Aarnes –Answer the Call

Sheila Bender – A Personal Archeology, Spring Equinox for Judith Kitchen

Byron Beynon – TINPLATE, A GREEK ISLAND TRAGEDY

L.G. Corey – PERSEPHONE’S LAMENT, THE SHOEMAKER’S PIN CUSHION

Yuan Changming  – A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: An Advertising Poem, iHooyeau

Sarah Ghoshal – Apple Factory, Snow Day, Bargaining                                           

Christina Murphy – Crusoe’s Blossoms: Love in Metaphoric Times

Neela Nandyal – Night light

C.C. Russell – ALL BEAUTY AND THE SHAKE OF IT

Jen Stein – Chicken Pox, 1986

Gina Williams – Flight to Paris

Ken Waldman – Upon Rereading Richard Hugo, Hemingway Spots Faulkner in a Bar

Howard Winn – Dunkin’, FOUND OR LOST IN QUANTUM MECHANICS

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Terry Barr – Call Him “Evil”

Ryan Cordle- Sullen Possum Sabbath

Alissa DeLaFuente – The Goal Would Be That She Drops

Susan Gaissert – Turnpike Girl

Sue Granzella – Hard Lines

Elizabeth Ray – The Gatherer

Karen J. Weyant – The Tick

FICTION

Uxue Alberdi – Literary Dystopias

Perle Besserman – Akaka Falls

Sara Dupree – High Point

Richard Krause – The Child Molester

John Milas – An Autograph from Lewis Black at the Peoria Civic Center

Douglas Penick – A Thread of Unending

Abigail Shaw – The Moors Murders

Mary Slechta – Mrs. Roberts

Art

In order of appearance:

Howard Skrill – Cover Art

Allen Forrest – Featured Artist #1

Tammy Ruggles – Featured Artist #2

Janelle Rainer – Showcase

Robert Zurer – Showcase

Sophia Luo – Showcase

Richard Vyse – Showcase

Anna M. Davis – Showcase

Carol McCoy – Showcase

Gleah Powers – Showcase

Wayne Burke

Royce Grubic

Priscilla Luclas

G.J. Mintz

Louis Staeble

E. Williamson

Bill Wolak

Christopher Woods

 

 

 

Spring 2015 – Volume 3 Issue 1

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CONTENTS

 

POETRY

Ace Boggess “What Happened to Just Playing Music?”

Darren C. Demaree–UNFINISHED MURDER BALLAD: BETWEEN SUMS, UNFINISHED MURDER BALLAD: I COULD NO MORE HEAL MYSELF, UNFINISHED MURDER BALLAD: MEDICATIONS BY THE BED, UNFINISHED MURDER BALLAD: EACH SIGH

Sandra Kolankiewicz—Emotional Morphogenesis, That Smote When You Did Not

Amy Krohn—Grass Fire, Grass Fire Reconsidered

Sarah LiliusNo Oasis for Victims, Monsters, Bipolar for Couples

Brandon Marlon—Manhunt

Gregg J. OrificiHere and Now, Our Father, Zeitgeist Unplugged

Stan Sanvel Rubin—I definitely need to get out of here, METABOLISM, TENT, MAN WHO CRIES BLOOD

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Gavin Van Horn-Knowing Maggie

Marlene Olin—August is the Time to Say Goodbye

Robert Joe Stout—Behold This Wonderful World!

Krista Varela—Roots

Cady Vishniac—My Jog, Upon Waking

FICTION

Kerry Barner—The Shoe Shine Boys 

Roy Bentley—The War of Northern Aggression

Julia Blake–How Light Escapes

Mark Connelly—Doing the Drill

James Hanna—Hunter’s Moon

Gregory Koop—Truth and Reconciliation

Michael McGuire—“¡..basura..!  ¡..basura..!”©

Arthur Plotnik—Guest Interview

Jan Ramming—Dance Lessons

Jay Todd—Green

Kathryn Watterson—What Was I Saying?

 

Fall 2014 – Volume 2 Issue 2

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CONTENTS

 

 

POETRY 

Brittany Baldwin – Mill Town, Atheists and Trees

Roy Bentley – Pine Mountain Overthrust Fault

Ana Maria Caballero – Bibliografía, The Suffering Game

Chris Campanioni – exchanges

Trish Harris – The Last Time, Elegy, Always Walking Away

Chris Hosea – Paper Dolls

Tom McCoy- another country, toll, things with wings

Daniel A. Olivas – Slip Dream, Wonder Bread

Rebecca Raphael – Fallen Angel

Claire Scott – GREEK CHORUS, PRAIRIE BURNING, UNRAVELED, CAN TIME RUN BACKWARD?

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens – Backyard Poem #1, Backyard Poem #6, Backyard Poem #9

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION 

Charles Bane, Jr – Writing Poetry While Male

James Gallant – The Meaningful Senselessness of Wonders

Michael Hess – Peter Pan Does Goldman Sachs

Leslie QuiglessThe Pregnancy from F—ing Hell

 

FICTION

Stephen CloudTravels in the Vortex

Zacc Dukowitz – In the Twilight Kingdom

Sam Gridley- Whispering

James Guthrie – The Spectrum of the Suction Bus

Al Kratz – Thicker Than Water

Jackie Lantry- Zip Gun

James Pate – Vertigo

Lisa Sagrati – Rumspringa

Brian Seemann – Birthday Boy

 

 

 

Spring 2014 – Volume 2 Issue 1

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CONTENTS

Archived

 

POETRY
 
William Aarnes – Bazarov, Everything

Amy Brunvand – Running to Escalante, Spiral Jetty, The Book with no Pandas, The Trout of Knowledge

Wayne F. Burke – Punks, By-Pass

John Cullen – Pajamas with Feet

Nancy Dobson – Three Ten Appointment

Michelle Bonczek Evory – Yellow Daisies

Brad Garber – Death of a Home Product Salesman, God at the Stove

James Grabill – Red Alarm, The Story of Each Day

Larry Jordan – Side Trips, Elegy with Streams

Len Krisak – APOPHTHEGMS:

Sandra Kolankiewicz – After Researching Her Origins

Sheree Mack – Corbeaux

Josh Medsker – Old Man Mopping the Floor

Jacqueline Michaud – MY DEAR MARTIAN, RAPPROCHEMENT

Alexander Motyl – Philosophy, Unease

Holly Painter – The only shame

Stan Sanvel Rubin – Can the Dead Really Live Again? LESSON EIGHT, LESSON TWELVE, LESSON ELEVEN, LESSON FIFTEEN

Elizabeth Kate Switaj – 10TEMBER, FERMENTED POMEGRANATE SEEDS

Jessica Tyner – How Dying is Done, Choreography

Howard Winn – I WISH TO ENQUIRE CONCERNING, OTHER ANCESTORS KNOWN
 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Cynthia Gibbon – Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

Stephen Gutierrez – Gone to Seed

Robert Vivian – Come Again Good Rain

FICTION

Melanie J. Cordova – They Are Waiting

Jeanne Gassman – The Importance of Color

Sean Padraic McCarthy – Fading Behind

Steve Mitchell – Knife

Kelly Morris – End of Days

Erica Seiler – Blackbonnets

Rebeka Singer – A Portrait of Her

 

Fall 2013 – VOL 1. ISSUE 2

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 CONTENTS ARCHIVED

 

POETRY

Paige Cerulli – Elegy for Piano,  Misplaced

Mike Cole – The Economics of Delight

Michael Collins –To my former yoga instructor

Roy Guzmán – Manatee

Tiko Lewis – self worth

Claire Scott Rubin – GODS, WHAT IF,

Burnt Offering

Charles Thielman – Martha

FICTION

Tim Falkenberg – Hunting

James Hanna – Another Will Take Your Place

Jessica Kluthe – Planting Fake Flowers

Al Kratz – Clear Lake Miracle

Gleah Powers – Abortos, Pink Flamingos

Frank Scozzari – Hunters and the Hunted

Mary McLaughlin Slechta – The End of a Thousand Weekends

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Jim Brega – There Are Still Empty Places in California

Anthony Martin – Praying in Earnest on Chicago’s North Shore

Jeannette Ronson – Buying What They’re Selling

Shelby Stephenson – from Country

ART

Hiram Lewis – Sitting Woman

 

Spring 2013 – VOL 1. ISSUE 1

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CONTENTS ARCHIVED

 

POETRY

Lynn Doiron – Music from the Night Before,

Sometimes I Can Hear Oklahoma, Day

Larry Jordan – Side Show, Roller Coasters

Stan Sanvel Rubin – Wrong for DM, Don’t You Just Love It?

See How It Is?

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens – Art Project, Theme Park

Molly Stone –Cornpoem

FICTION

David Elliott – Identity Theft

Khanh Ha – A Silent Lullaby

Dini Karasik – Aftermath

R.K. Marfurt – The Storyteller

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Sharman Apt Russell – Chasing Tigers: Adventures of a Citizen Scientist

ART

Elvira Godfrey – Spitten’ Image of Tom McCoy             

Turid Pederson –   Untitled

 

 

 

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