Number 90

fall 2016

Dedicated to the member of our colleagues Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier, this issue contains the winners of the Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, alongside several other impressive writers.

Featured In This Issue


Elizabeth Kemper French, “Dangerous Animals”
Aaron Hamburger, “Guiltless Pleasures
Lara Prescott, “AEDINOSAUR”
Lois Taylor, “How About Never?”
Jacob White, “Summers Off
John Thornton Williams, “Breathing With the Tide”


Ellen Adams, “After the Coup
Althea Fann, “What Flowers Mean”
Cathryn Klusmeier, “Crucifixions”


Samuel Amadon, “My Delinquency,” “Volley, Spate, Plethora,” “To the Drains”
Tara Bray, “Needle”
Paula Closson Buck, “Damselfly”
A.V. Christie, “Arboretum,” “Driven to Distraction”
Darin Ciccotelli, “Night Disolving in Whatever It Is I Look At”
Christina Cook, “A Graveyard up Through Which Woods Have Grown”
Peter Cooley, “Maybe You Recognize the Shining through Incarnations in the Sun and Moon, Mythologies You Studied in Seventh Grade”
Gregory Djanikian, “Music Making, “When It Is Time,” “A Moment Without Objects”
Stacy Gnall, “The Discovery of Purple”
Rae Gouirand, “The Personal”
Cynthia Hogue, “The Loire Valley (Solstice 2015),” “The Way is Narrow”
Chloe Honum, “Exhaustion in the Psychiatric Ward”
Cory Hutchinson-Reuss, “At Times What I Wish for the Field I Wish for Myself”
Liam Hysjulien, “Salt”
Taisia Kitaiskaia, “Carnival”
Esther Lin, “It Was One of Kitty’s Happy Days,” “Preservation of the Baylands”
George Looney, “All Subterfuge”
Robin Fulton Macpherson, “Worlds,” “Shadows on the Moor,” “Unlit Windows,” “Our Places”
Kyle McCord, “Tarrare after the Hospital,” “Portrait of My Grandfather in Haiti”
Evan McGarvey, “Pineapple Graves, Yamato Colony, Boca Raton”
Jennifer Militello, “specimen slide,” “cell”
Lev Ozerov, “Ksenia Alexandrovna Nekrasova,” “Vladimir Andreyevich Favorsky” translated by Boris Dralyuk
Chad Parmenter, “Our Farm’s Warm Form of the Cold War,” “When I Was Baptized in Missouri Dirt”
Jessica Reed, “Light, A Disturbance,” “Entropy”
Ely Shipley, “Maitrī”
Rosanne Smith, “She, Too, Knew Exile”
Adam Tavel, “It Pays in Exposure,” “Lines Overheard Before a Faculty Meeting”


W. Case Jernigan, City, Ink, paper, and oil paint. 16″ x 20″.