There is a long gravel drive that leads to my mailbox. I have spent many afternoons during the dog days of summer carrying sacks of correspondence up the drive for the mailman. Hundreds of #10 envelopes have been sent back to their owners, all with kind thoughts to our submitters, especially those whose work was accepted for this issue. It reminds me that it takes persistence to find an editor who shares your vision. Writers must keep their work in the mail, and from the volume of submissions addressed to Pisgah Review, it is clear that our patron writers are doing just that, and that PR is on the radar of writers.
So, it is to the writers tirelessly sending their work that we dedicate this issue, our fifth. We hope you, our readers, find some stirring writing to end your summer days and carry you into fall. I would like to take a moment to thank Stephen Schonewolf and Allie Mathews for being on call this summer as editorial assistants. Zack Harding, our Managing Editor, was instrumental in reading and research, and we wish him well in future endeavors. Hats go off to Craig Buchner, our Associate Editor, for his keen eye. He will be missed as he takes on graduate school and edits fiction for Fugue. Ken Chamlee, Brevard College’s resident poet, has graciously accepted the position of Poetry Editor beginning with our next issue. Finally, once again, our gratitude goes out to Brevard College for giving us a home.
So writers and readers, my long gravel drive awaits you.
John Ferrone | Hard Road Home
Wendy Fox | The Fire Time
Allen Learst | AWOL
Hugo Gutiérrez Vega | Mirage, Crime Sheet Photo
Brent Martin | Walking to the Hampton Farm with a Bad Hangover on a Cold January Day, Ferryman
Susan Lefler | Witching Time, Each Father’s Day I Think
William Kelley Woolfitt | The Beautician’s Secret
Kenneth Chamlee | The First Ten Minutes of the Local News, A Face to Meet the Faces
Teneice Durrant Delgado | Goldilocks Confronts Shakira
Terri Kirby Erickson | County Fair
Diane Shipley DeCillis | Mr. Right
Cover art, “Mr. Gallery Man,” by Sandro Sabatini. You can see more of his work at: http://www.quovadisart.itReturn to Table of Contents