PMS 10 | 2010

Kerry Madden and Tina Mozelle Har­ris, editors

Cover of PMS 2010.

Cover design: Michael J. Alfano

Cover photo: Kiddie Land Coaster by Alvin Hudson



  • Medeia Starfire, "Ostrich"
  • Lisa Horner, "When a Woman Is Really a Constellation" and "Wearing a Paper Bag Is One Kind of Hide and Seek"
  • Kathleen Fagley, "Two Weeks after Finding Out about You" and "When Summer Turned to Ash"
  • Georgia Kreiger, "Ash, Ash — You Poke and Stir"
  • Katherine Webb, "The Static Electricity of Playground Equipment"
  • Jeanie Thompson, "Silence: Montgomery, Alabama 1916" and "Helen Remembers Peter Fagan: Palm Sunday, 1916"
  • Karen Duffy, "Pathology of Goodness" and "Teaching American High School"
  • Lisa Zerkle, "Stupid Things"
  • Madelyn Garner, "Hollyhock"
  • Mary Kaiser, "She Rehearses the Paradiso Shuffle"
  • Anne C. Fowler, "Namesake"
  • Meredith Trede, "Working around Peterson’s Field Guide"
  • Lauren Fuhrmann, "Peeling Away and Melting"
  • Lucy Biederman, "(It’s a Mighty Thin Line)"
  • Aimee Parkison, "Immigration Issues"
  • Sandra Kohler, "Preparing for Winter"
  • Robin K. Johnson, "On Getting Lemons"
  • Fabu Carter Brisco, "Clay, Dust and Dirt"
  • Jeanine Stevens, "Field Mice"
  • Wandajune Bishop-Towle, "Visiting My Stepson on the Staff-Intensive Unit"
  • Cathy Linh Che, "First Day" and "Story"
  • Valor Brown, "How to Be a Battered Woman"
  • Li Yun Alvarado, "Pelo Bueno"
  • Sharon Charde, "Coming Out, 1960"

Afghan Women's Writing Project

  • Masha Hamilton, "Zarmeena"
  • Roya, "Remembering Fifteen"
  • Seeta, "Under Burqa"
  • Shogofa, "Kill Silence"
  • Meena Y, "My First Namaz"
  • Freshta, "I Thought It Was a Dream but When I Woke, I Couldn’t Walk"
  • Tabasom, "Far from You"


  • Donna G. Thomas, "Kiddie Land"
  • Elaine Neil Orr, "Passing the Cups"
  • Katherine Jamieson, "Ain’t Ready for No Man"
  • Telaina Morse Eriksen, "Oatmeal Cream Pie"
  • Garnett Kilberg Cohen, "Alzheimer’s Daughter"


  • Diane Shipley DeCillis, "The Theory of Everything"
  • Bryn Chancellor, "All this History at Once"
  • Wendy Fox, "The House"
  • Rose Bunch, "Sirenia"
  • Nancy Glaub, "Rise"