#56

Gargoyle 56 cover photo

Cover photo by Tom Chambers: “Icy Road”

 

Nonfiction

Poetry

Fiction

Graphics

Abbie J. Bergdale - Stuck Town 

Tyler Enfield - Novolin 


Shannon Willitts Falk - From Bail to Jail: What Happens in Between

Louis E. Bourgeois - Interview with Barry Hannah: Bat Out of Hell

Margaret K. Özemet - Dog in Black Lace Panties

Henry Ronan-Daniell - Like a Horror Movie without a Monster

Irene Turner - How Not to Get Work Done on Amtrak

Abdul Ali - The Subway Me
     - Burying the N-Word

Nin Andrews - My Life as a Bull
     - The Unattainable Orgasm
     - The Last Orgasm

Bonnie Auslander - A Brief History of Fasteners

Bridget Bell - Pink Skin, No Feathers 

Billie Bernard - The Door’s Mistake 

Jen Bills - Necklace

Amy Knox Brow - Let’s Pretend 
     - The Turkey Buzzards


Callista Buchen - Ode to Competitive Scrabble Players


John F. Buckley - Best-Seling Children’s Books According to the Salinas Scarab


Nancy Naomi Carlson - The Hat


Emily Carr - Chapter 8: (& When Hope Returned It was Another Hope Entirely)


Gladys Justin Carr - Love Story


Joan Colby - The Names of Torture 


Anne Colwell - Titus’s Hand
     - In the Ladies’ Bathhouse 


Nina Corwin - Rehearsal Dream with Upright Bass 


Chella Courington - Redder than Diane’s Lipstick


J. P. - Dancing Bear Lung 


Kristina Marie - Darling Dearest V.


Kelly Davio - Children’s Art is Asylum Art 


Andrea DeFoe - The Beast from the Lake and the Beast from the Forest 


Jaydn DeWald - Silent Cortège


Brendan Egan - The Back Porch is the All Sliver-giving Paint Job 


Renee Emerson - No One Can Camp Next to a Kentucky Redneck


Phil Estes - I am Enron and Josephine is My Samurai Poet Trained by Birds 


Benjamin Evans - Cheever in Blufton 


Naoko Fujimoto - Meadowsweet, Koi Kokoro 


Bernadette Geyer - Myopia: A Parable 


Joseph Goosey - Hiatus Is Widespread and Thickening 


Kevin Griffith - Eating the Piano 


Will Grofic - Dan Cemetery 


Jim Gross - Sourdough 1955
     - Song for a Suicide 


Ian Haight - Peacock Meditation at a Thai Nunnery 


Brenda Hammack - Syssigy


James Harms - Anorak Pop 


Marc Harshman - A Proper Decorum 


Jaimee Hills - Tonight the Character of Death Will Be Played by Brad Pitt


Emily Homrok - UNDERGROUND


Anna Maria Hong - DOY DOY


Amorak Hue - Guzzle 


Dani Raschel Jimene - Healing 


Jeffrey N. Johnson - Nine-Month Lease 


Michael Johnson - The Executioner 


Suzanne Karpilovsky - How the Radical Gods Left the Woods


David Keplinger - On Deciding Not to Enter the Museum of  Torture


Jascha Kessler - A Golden Anniversary


Janelle Elyse Kihlstrom - Contingency 


Sean Lause - Kafka Lived 


Laura LeHew - The Bunny Hoarder 


Grisella Martinez - Con Safo


Susan Maurer - Desiderata


Gerald A. McBreen - Delicacies


Gary L. McDowell - Child-Rearing 


Erika Meitner - 69


Brown Miller - To Come Back and to Sing


Elisabeth Murawski - Elegy for Green Eyes 


Weam Namou - The Veil of Vanilla and Fire


Carissa Neff - Physex
      - Distress over the Damsel


Gerald Nicosia - Dadio Pete 
      - The Beats in China
      - First Chinese Breakfast


B. Z. Niditch - Frank O’Hara in Soho 


Saïdeh Pakravan - What I heard this morning 


Earl Patrick - A Teardrop Fracture of the C4 Vertebral Body


Simon Perchik - *


Nanette Rayman Rivera - Fate Discovers a Fish


Stephen R. Roberts - In Remembrance of the Creature


Kathleen Rooney - ’Tis the Season to Submit


Jenny Sadre-Orafai - Instructions for the Cheat 


Joshua Sapan - Floating Above the City to Irving Berlin


James Schlatter - Conception of  Skolopendra 


E. M. Schorb - The Final Tithe


Gregory Sherl - Basic Cable


Lucy Simpson - Transformation in White 


Ronnie Sirmans - Lot and Daedalus 


William Soule - Remembering Father 


Carlie St. George - Brains 


David Starkey - Renaissance Humor 
      - To the Science Professor across the Canyon, Who Died


D. E. Steward - Latrine 


Kurt Straube - For M. B.


Emily Tallman - Backstage at the 1999 Miss California Pageant


Simon A. Thalmann - Maybe Boston 


Holly Welker - 1812 Overture 
      Dalliance


WMR - Mortality 


Emma Sky Wolf - Time for Herself 


Kathi Wolfe - If I Have to Leave


Joseph P. Wood - Good Night Nobody, Good Night Mush 


Deborah Woodard - Junior High Bathing Suit Muse 


Ernie Wormwood - Emily 


Charles Edward Wright - e


Ed Zahniser - Treatment Plan

Forrest Aguirre - Fosiloctopus 


Naoko Awa - A Summer’s Dream 


Matt Bell - Edgar, Edric, Eduardo 


R. E. Bowse - Our Mother, Like a Kite 


Hadley Boyd - Inner Landscape 


Ryan W. Bradley - Motherhood 


Blair Braverman - Watching Russia


Ken Brosky - I Just Can’t Turn It Off 


Monica Byrne - The Reclamation Rite of One April Nora Hess 


Caryn Coyle - Delusions


Stephanie Dickinson - When the Snow Leopard Stalks the River 


Amy Dodgen - Realistic Painting for the Blind


Robert Epstein - Comments on a Book Reproducing an Ancient Bas-Relief Sculpture 


Colin Fleming - Piles, or, Climaxing in a Forest Fire 


Abby Frucht - Old Inn Door 


Jeremy Garrett - In the Library 


Roxanne Gay - How the Girl in the Glass Sheds Her Skin 


Luke Geddes - Betty and Veronica 


Greg Gerke - Mother and Son 


Hilary Goldstein - The Dream Eater 


Peter Grandbois - Appliances 


Dustin M. Hoffman - Zombies! Rodemom!


Karen Holman - Paper House 


Ani Kachbalian - When Blowfish Forget Love 


Christina Kapp - Things to Do When It Rains 


Zane Kotker - What’s Wrong with Sushi?


Dylan Landis - Centrifuge 


Michael Landweber - Amuse Bouche 


Marti Leimbach - Nicky, Aged 10


Alexander Lumans - Cormac McCarthy, Walmart Greeter

Ravi Mangl - Hair 


Sam J. Miller - The Last Sleepover 


Shilo Morlang - A Bicycle Built for Two 


Amy Ng - Shoes 


Kevin O’Cuinn - Un Sac Comme Le Mien 


G. C. Perry - The Doughnut Eaters 


Meg Pokrass - Underneath
     - Surrogate 


Glen Pourciau - Bounce


Eman Quotah - Glory


Shannon Robinson - How to Get a Man 


Fred Skolnik - Adrift in the Global Village


Emma Straub - Soap


Susan Tepper - Glue


Hillary Suzanne White - from “Flannel Bell”


Anne-E. Wood - Theater of the Sea 


Geoff Wyss - Arms


Brigit Kelly Young -
The Raccoon Chronicles


Shellie Zacharia - The Arborist Shows Up on Saturday Afternoon

Tom Chambers - Icy Road (cover)


Lydia Conklin - Farm Kitties 


Lydia Conklin - About a Tear