Growing up in Gunnison, Colorado, I was addicted to the college radio station out of Western State College. It was years before I understood that my love for college radio was due to its eclectic nature. Where else could you tune in and get Billy Idol, followed by Waylon Jennings, back to back with Stevie Wonder, Marcus Bovre and the Evil Twins, Bob Marley, Dweezil Zappa, and The Rainmakers, ending with an album side of Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy? On college radio, eclecticism ruled and you never knew what you were going to get.
So it is with this issue of Pisgah Review, number seven. The prose writers and poets here span the gamut from one end to the other, sharing only high quality writing, strong narrative, lyrical turns, and eclecticism. In the spirit of college radio, we have placed the selections in alphabetical order by author’s last name and are letting our eclectic set play.
Thanks reach out to all our editors, artists, patrons, subscribers, and submitters—an eclectic bunch to be sure, making my labor as editor one of love. And as always, thanks to Brevard College for giving us a room with a view.
So tune in, sit back, put on the headphones, and let the pilots of these eclectic airwaves spirit you away.
Steve Almond | A Jew Berserk on Christmas Eve
Sara Claytor | Queen of Egypt
Anne Corbitt | That Summer, In Color
Joseph Meigs | The Calling
Shane Alan Noecker | St. Paul
Mary Lynn Reed | The Game I Loved
Christine Arvidson | Fifty Cents An Hour
Susan Jo Burwen | Trout and Consequences
Alisa Wolf | Gray Areas
Patricia Anne Elford | Poison Oak
Keith Flynn | Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the
Madness of Crowds
Keith Flynn | Tipping Point
Donna Issac | Strength
Janice Townley Moore | Beginning Homer’s Iliad Once Again
Jed Myers | Smoke in the Mountains
Augustus Napier | Serviceberry Time
Robert Randolph | Old Knife
William Rushton | Love’s Amusement
Sarah Anne Loudin Thomas | How To Bury A Dog
William H. Wandless | The Widow’s Garden
Cover Art “Back, Again” by Geoff Stein. See more of Geoff’s work at www.geoffreystein.comReturn to Table of Contents