Issue Five












from the editor

Introduction by Editor Justin Hamm

reviews & interviews 

Eric Shonkwiler’s Above All Men — Review by Editor Ann Beman

Interview with Eric Shonkwiler

Dobby Gibson’s It Becomes You — Review by Editor M.E. Silverman

Cindy Hunter Morgan’s Apple Season — Review by Editor Justin Hamm

Interview with Three Kansas Poets Laureate


The ‘I’ States — Nonfiction by Sheila Webster Boneham

Meandering — Nonfiction by Rachael Button

The Mud Hut — Nonfiction by Allison Coffelt

Monadnock on the Prairie — Nonfiction by Joyce Goldenstern

Wild Hay — Nonfiction by Zachary Hawkins


The Man in the White Suit — Fiction by Curtis Crisler

Under the Cottonwood Tree — Fiction by Keith Lesmeister