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Evening Street Review NUMBER 36, Winter 2022

Issue: Number 36 Winter 2022

Contents

 

 

Contributors: 289

Fiction

PETER PRIZEL Siberian Samovar    8
CRAIG LOOMIS Grandpa’s Green Van Philosophy    29
MARLENE OLIN Upstate     46
DANIEL BRUGIONI El Dorado    60
BILL LOCKWOOD Manny the Pizza Guy    75
GEORGE BECKERMAN The Evidently Not-So-Fab Four    93
FRANCIS DICLEMENTE Summer of Silence    97
THOMAS KROPP Bad Betty   119
PETER BERNSTEIN The Preacher    122
DAVID DEPNER Staring at Tomorrow    133
BRONWYN HUGHES Diablo   141
ANDREW NICKERSON Purged    156
R DEAN JOHNSON Alexandrov & Petrooshki    188
ARTHUR DAVIS Gibby’s Pit    196
LAUREN OERTEL Bread and Roses    211
KENNETH M KAPP The Corner Table—A Russian Story    221
DENNIS READ Like A Real Golf Course    227
ALAN BRICKMAN The Pitch    245
MARTE CARLOCK The Deserter    259
CELIA MEADE In the Story    263
CHRISTINE TERP MADSEN One to Keep    266
ROBERT BOUCHERON Compromising Position    279

LENNY LEVINE  Darksome Cavern    279

Nonfiction

LAURA GADDIS Erasure    18
PENNY SKILLMAN On Editing    54
MARIAN MATHEWS CLARK A Ghost Child    86
PAUL SOHAR Escape and Capture    166
LESLIE G COHEN Running Meat    181

Poetry

JIM TILLEY When a Hydrant is Blue    Dedication
J STEPHEN RHODES Dear Night    12
ANNA CITRINO Ada Talks About Childhood    14
SHARON KENNEDY-NOLLE Backpedaling    16

Splitting Hairs 17

JEFFREY HANTOVER How to Save a Pod of Beached Pilot Whales

By the Side of the Road    26

When the Rain Stops    26

BIBHU PADHI A Vanishing Act    28
SHARON LOPEZ MOONEY Where the light gets in…. 35
ELLIE ANDERSON Grandmother    36

Nothing Surprises Her Now 37

LARRY SCHUG Watercolor    49

A Whisper from Leonard Cohen’s Ghost    49
Sun Day in LaLa Ree La    50
Wine (with an emphasis on parenthesis)    52
After Rain    51
Fire Camp    52

NOLO SEGUNDO On Seeing An Old, Old Friend as One

Plague Ebbs and another Progresses    53

ANDREW SHATTUCK MCBRIDE Wind-Wheel    56

Why I Play Classical Music    57
I Take the Children I’ll Never Have to Meet Dad    58

JAMES SCHMIDT Statues Through Time    60
ROBBIE WESTBROOK Chosen Life    73

Can’t Struggle    73

R G ZIEMER Road Taken    74
CINDY BUCHANAN Perfume Bottle on the Windowsill    83

No Sunflowers Here    84

EDWARD J RIELLY A Glass Horse Revisited    85
HANNAH JANE WEBER Lisel    89

G H MOSSON Pandemic Housecleaning    90

Chorus at 4:02 AM    91
Parenting in a Pandemic    92

A D WINANS The Old Italians of Aquatic Park    96
CLEO GRIFFITH Sestina for John    117
JAMES CROAL JACKSON The Future Will Have No Sympathy

for Our Undoing    121
A Courtship Beyond My Reckoning    121

AFTAB YUSUF SHAIKH Summer Wife    131
ALISE VERSELLA Apollo    132
STEPHEN PRAYTOR Only I love you

(and no one else does (not how I do))    133

MICHAEL SALCMAN A Robin in Baltimore    139

Blue Smoke inside my Head

or Looking at My MRI    139

Preakness, 2020—for Willy Rosen    140

 

BRADFORD MIDDLETON Sacred Cows    149

I’m Free    150
Living in These Tales of Madness    151

RICHARD LUFTIG A Forgotten Umbrella    152

Pier Fishing    153
Morning    155

ANNE SHELDON Canticle for 9/11    162

Brementown    163
Spontaneous Rupture of the Aorta    164
Drypoint, 1935    165

BONNIE BILLET At the End of Winter    166
LOIS ROSEN Andre Geulen-Heracovici    179
LAWRENCE WILLIAM BERGGOETZ Commerce    180
GWEN MONOHAN Herded    186
J TARWOOD Eulogy    187
DAVID ROMANDA Beth    194

PAUL RABINOWITZ Spin Cycle    195

Vacations    196

CHRISTINE ANDERSEN Biology Class    204

Let’s Not Pretend    205
Fly    207
Shadow    208
Catching Lightning Bugs

with My Sister, August 1963    209

MCKENNA THEMM at the closing    217

a space of my own    218

PAUL WATSKY Birds in the Columns    219
CHARLIE BRICE Will Tomorrow Be Another Day?    223

End of the World    224

What So Proudly We Hail    225

Gunsmoke    226

KELLY TALBOT Sister Slipstream    244
ALLAN JOHNSTON Irrational Economies    258
CTD ROBINSON The Recipe Calls for Milk    260

How to Eat a Grapefruit while Pregnant    261

MEREDITH TREDE Pacing the Shore    262

Passing On    262

RICHARD T RAUCH Two Cats in a Hammock (and Me)    265
LEANNA HAMILL Fifth of March    265
PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT Tonight I Am Listening 274

This Is Not an Invocation    275
Moss Is a Good Mother    276
The year I Was Eight Was a Hundred Years Long    277
What I earned Waiting for the School Bus    278
The Dogs that Leave Us Never Leave Us    279

ELLEN ROBERTS YOUNG Thoughts While Sewing Masks 286

Spent    287
Never Out from Under    287

VIRGINIA SCHNURR Finely Powdered    288

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