PMS 12 | 2013

Kerry Madden, editor

Cover of PMS vol. 12, 2013.

Cover design: Michael J. Alfano

Cover photo: "Devon's Disco Ball" by Lucy Madden-Lunsford



  • Erica Dawson, "I, too, sing America.," "Lancaster and Kerr," "Bogart and Bergman," and "Harry and Sally"
  • Lavonne J. Adams, "Dead Cottonwood Tree"
  • Lisa Hartz, "Early Instruction"
  • Danielle Sellers, "After Being Called Childish by My Lover" and "After the Engagement"
  • Kathleen McClung, "Freefall" and "Spanish Fly"
  • Michelle Skupski Bissell, "The Barest Rib"
  • Mary Echlin, "Snowdrops"
  • Suellen Wedmore, "Great White Trillium"
  • Brett Griffiths, "Detroit Suburbs, 1976"
  • Joni Lee, "Late Summer, Missouri" and "We Are All Drowsy"
  • Andrea Potos, "Sleep After Travel"
  • Holly Karapetkova, "Worry"
  • Irene Latham, "What if the Ocean Is a Myth?"
  • Jessica Hand, "To the Cross-Dressing Cuttlefish"
  • Hilary Ross, "Every Man a Poppy" and "Owing to the Inestimable Age of the Universe, Calculating the Probability that You are my Father and I am Your Daughter is in itself Impossible, but a Probable Estimate would be 1/400,000,000,000,000,000"


  • Elizabeth Wade, "Thirty-fifth"
  • Pamela Mills, "Blood"
  • Elena Schneider, "The Devil in the Details"
  • Leslie Pietrzyk, "Joy to the World"
  • Christine Hale, "Cooking Instruction"
  • Wendy Reed, "Prologue: An Accidental Memoir"
  • Bebe Barefoot, "Sparkle and Spin"


  • Mary Jane Myers, "Galileo’s Finger"
  • Gigi Rosenberg, "Say His Name"
  • Nancy Scott Hanway, "Wake to Sleep"
  • Tara Ison, "Andorra"
  • Mary Elizabeth Pope, "The Club"