The issue is available as a PDF: TMR Volume 4 Issue 2.
The optional theme is comics, be it drawn in sequential images or just plain funny.
Contributors: Gershon Ben-Avraham, Susan P. Blevins, Mela Blust, Charles W. Brice, Aria Callaham, Joan Colby, Holly Day, Darren C. Demaree, Adam Durso, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Sarah A. Etlinger, GTimothy Gordon, John Grey, Jack D. Harvey, Aloura Hattendorf, Henry Hitz, Diane Hoffman, A.J. Huffman, Phil Huffy, James Croal Jackson, Lonnie James, Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, Matthew J. Kreglow, Claire Martin, Megan Miazgowicz, Jennifer Davis Michael, Paul Mills, TJ Neathery, Simon Perchik, Steven B. Rosenfeld, David Anthony Sam, William L. Spencer, David Spicer, Chuck Thompson, Dennis Trujillo, Bess Vanrenen, Maryfrances Wagner, Michael Whelan, Theresa Williams, and Kelsey Zimmerman.
Reviews: Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon by Colette Arrand, Auri by Auri, Internet Yearnings by Gary Beck, Mnemosyne’s Hand: Poems by Charles W. Brice, Her Secret Husband by Abbey Faith, The Future by From Ashes to New, Burn Site In Bloom by Jamie Houghton, Rookland by Jesse Minkert, Beach Dweller Manifesto by Leah Mueller, Ghost Matter by Jade Ramsey, Heavenly Whispers by Roger Sippl, Permanent Change of Station by Lisa Stice, and i’m fine: A Haiku Collection About Mental Illness by Jamie Winters.
Kelsey Zimmerman lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and holds a B.A. in English. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, taking photos of nature, and knitting.
Shots, Christmas Clementine, and Growing Pains, Volume 4, Issue 2
Theresa Williams lives and teaches in Northwest Ohio. Her current project is a Sketchbook novel called The Diary of Lea Knight. It traces the inner life of Lea Knight, who has recently lost a baby. Theresa twice received Individual Excellence Grants from The Ohio Arts Council and has been published in numerous journals, including Gargoyle, Hunger Mountain, and The Sun.
From The Diary of Lea Knight, Volume 4, Issue 2
Michael Whelan is the author of the poetry collection After God. He is the winner of Leitrim Guardian’s 2012 Literary Awards and his work has appeared in The Best American Poetry Blog, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Galway Review, Little Patuxent Review and many other journals. https://www.michaelwhelanpoetry.com/
Tid Bit and Three Words, Volume 4, Issue 2
Maryfrances Wagner’s books include Salvatore’s Daughter, Light Subtracts Itself, Red Silk (Thorpe Menn Book Award for Literary Excellence), Dioramas, Pouf, and The Silence of Red Glass. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. She co-edits the I-70 Review, served as Co-president of The Writers Place, and for fun and relaxation, she enjoys creating collages and jewelry.
The Sophomores Study Julius Caesar: A Found Poem and The Sophomores Study Grammar: A Found Poem, Volume 4, Issue 2
Bess Vanrenen is a writer, editor, and mostly armchair traveler, she lives in Denver with her family. Vanrenen has an MA degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her personal essays are published in a variety of print and digital publications, including Role Reboot and The Manifest-Station. Vanrenen’s short story “Missed Connection” won a Stories on Stage contest and was performed live, and her short story “Unexpected Gifts” was published by The Sand Hill Review.
The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes, Volume 4, Issue 2