PMS 13 | 2014

Kerry Madden, Editor

Cover of PMS 2014.

Cover design: Michael J. Alfano

Cover art: “La Iglesia,” 2009, by Inés Orihuela, watercolor on canvas



  • Madelyn Garner, "The Garden in August"
  • Victoria McArtor, "A Good Seasonal Depression"
  • Inez D. Geller, "Taffeta"
  • Judith O’Connell, "Hoyer Folding Sheets"
  • Jessica Jacobs, "Black Abstraction"
  • Hilary Sideris, "My Bluff"
  • Melissa Boston, "Edna, Sleeping at Grand Isle"
  • Mia Sara, "Sonny Jim"
  • Tina Parker, "Sunday Night" and "Parker Raising Jesus"
  • Susan Terris, "O’Keeffe Country"
  • Suzanne M. Levine, "Eve, Poland, 1942" and "United Air"
  • Carrie Jerrell, "Love Poem for Route 66," "Love Poem for the Tallgrass Prairie," and "Ubi Sunt for the Family Road Trip"
  • Julie Marie Wade, "red"
  • Elya Braden, "Sweeter than Today"
  • Jenny Burkholder, "New Year’s Eve"
  • Kristi Carter, "When a Ghost Touches Your Body"
  • Naoko Fujimoto, "Electric Bills"
  • Whitnee Thorp, "Coal Sweet"
  • Yolanda Franklin, "Vindictive Grace"
  • Juliana Gray, "The Mobled Queen," "Thrift," and "Ophelia"


  • Alison Chapman, "The Paradise Within"
  • Heal McKnight, "Traffic"
  • Lauren Fath, "My Hands, Remembering"
  • Christina Nettles, "Death of an Independent Bookstore"
  • Cynthia Ryan, "Rough Edges"
  • Stephanie Dickinson, "New Jersey Noir"
  • Mary Grover, "Love for Jumpy Insomniacs"
  • Julia Shipley, "Let Us Now Praise Rural Women: The Things They Jettisoned"


  • Shobha Rao, "An Unrestored Woman"
  • Callie Mauldin, "Temp"
  • Melissa DeCarlo, "The Rosary"
  • Sonia Scherr, "Pearl"
  • Heather Dundas, "House Menu"
  • Diana Wagman, "Rom Com or Rose and Jack Live Happily Ever After and We Are Not Really Surprised"
  • Antonya Nelson, "In the Land of Men"
  • Kerry Madden, "Interview with Antonya Nelson"