Gargoyle 60
Cover photo by Cassia Beck.
Published 9/18/2013

Table of Contents


Jim Krosschell 
• Consider the Moose

Chip Livingston 
• Talking About the Dead

Kat Meads 
• Margaret Mitchell’s Dump

Doug Rice
• Bad Education: Freshman Year Slippery Rock State College

Curtis Smith
• On Dreams and Other Illusions of Reality

Riggin Waugh
• My Belly and Me


Yesim Agaoglu
• my tongue licks
• transvestite
• night’s dress

Joel Allegretti
• The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Unaired Episodes

R. A. Allen
• 62 Moons

Nin Andrews
• The Orgasm Master
• The Oh
• The Last Orgasm

Francesca Bell
• Endometrial Biopsy
• Going to the Sperm Bank • In Due Season

Gary Blankenburg
• After John Donne
• Cosmology
• The Sky-Blue Barn

C. L. Bledsoe
• Paper Cuts
• The Rube Goldberg Device of the Heart
• The Unnatural World
• La Brea High

Sarah Browning
• Kissing Boys
• File Room Job

Matthew Burnside
• A Brief/Infinite Summer of Playing House

Robert Champ
• All I Care About
• Things Falling

Patrick Chapman
• Shokushu Goukan

Rene Char
• An Explained Enigma, Little Touches of Love (tr. by Nancy Naomi Carlson)

Lily Chiu
• Mulberries

Lisa Chun
• How to Coax the Soul Out of the Words that Want to Become a Poem • Yes, This Is the Way Dreams Get Built

Jo Ann Clark 
• Abecedary for a Despot

Tobi Cogswell
• No Hemlock for Me

Joan Colby
• The Wing-Back Chair

Nina Corwin
• Re: Orientation

Bill Costley
• NO DRAFT, NO WAR, Just Peace

Eric Crawford
• You there with the legs

Kelly Cressio-Moeller
• Double Helix

Kristina Marie Darling
• An Index of Illustrations

Patricia Dearing
• Trophy

Sean Thomas Dougherty
• Canzone Composed with Your Wetness on My Fingers

Theresa Senato Edwards
• excerpt from “Wing Bones” (verse novel in progress)

Kristina England
• True Story
• Dear Avocado Flower

Andy Fogle
• Groundless Sketch

Rebecca Foust
• The Ones with the Guns

Sarene Friedman
• Having no mercy
• The Innocuous House of Butchery

Theophile Gautier
• Song (tr. by Len Krisak)

Christine Gelineau
• Eating Blueberries

Stephen Gibson
• Plate 36: Berlin

Maria Gillan
• This Year for the First Time Ever
• We’re into It Now, This New Year

Mary L. Grow
• White Bones & Beauty

Herb Guggenheim
• Pete Sussman Leaves on a Jet Plane

Joe Hall
• First & Last Poem about Teaching Comics During a Time of War
• Pastoral
• Ken Shines
• Dream of Hipsters

Maryanne Hannan
• A Short Manual on Flying
• Walter Mitty, Wonderbra and I Were Born in 1947

Catherine Harnett
• Where You Live
• Obit

Johnny Hartner
• Lori, Robin & Gwen

Jamie Lynn Heller
• Dr. MacDougall’s Twenty-One Grams

Elizabeth Jackson
• Picture Window

Brad Johnson
• Maria Bello Naked

Rocky Jones
• Dracula and His Bitches

Carolyn Kegel
• When We Moved Here

Ty Kessinger
• Bluegrass

Joan Payne Kincaid
• We’ve Made a Pet of Her

Alyse Knorr
• Alice in the First Act
• Jenny’s House Electrocutes Alice

Rachel Korr
• Conversations

Peter LaBerge
• After 32 Days at Stockton

Gary Leising
• Ants

Sara Levy
• Hindsight

Laura Linzer
• Citing Authority

Charles H. Lynch
• The Hoodibah

M. Mack
• What Toast?

Patrick Mckinnon
• poem for my daughters

Dennis Mahagin
• New Lows in Elevator Music

Mary Claire Mahaney
• Suzette

Stephen Malin
• St. Foutin

Sandra Marchetti
• Retourner

Richard Martin
• Empty Mailbox

David McAleavey
• To Ginsberg, who visited Wichita
• Sightings

Mark Melnicove
• Zelda’s Painting

Devon Miller-Duggan
• Liam Rector, Who Once Wrote a Poem About a Chair Who Smoked Cigarettes and Thought Deep …

Charlotte Mitchell
• Crack

Michael Monroe
• Dance of the Skeletons

Miles David Moore
• Fatslug and the Little Dog

J. Scott Mosel
• Dialectical Ghost Lines

Elisabeth Murawski
• I smile at you
• Henry at the Bridge

David Taylor Nielsen
• My Underwear
• normal
• in the doorway

Catherine Owen
• Two years since you died, or nearly: a glossa
• Homage to my father’s tearlessness

Kathleen M. Quinlan
• “One Classy Bitch”

Robin LaMer Rahija 
• Swimming the Firth of Forth

Maritza Rivera
• Shibari

Kim Roberts
• The Thing in the Thing

Jay Rubin
• Day of the Dead

Helen Ruggieri
• Goodbye Jack Kerouac

M. A. Schaffner
• The Onion Apps

Gregory Sherl
• Nine Out of Ten Republicans Will Not Buy My Next Poetry Collection

Amber Shockley
• Daniel Was Failing French, So He Hired a Tutor

Barry Silesky
• Her Voice
• French Toast

Edgar Gabriel Silex
• Fortune
• Graduation

Noel Sloboda
• Dear University Office of Risk Management
• Passages

Emma Sovich
• Of Two Mouths
• Of Two Davids

Barry Spacks
• A Seagull

Richard Spilman
• Last Days of the Dynasty

Medeia Starfire
• House Gown

D. E. Steward

Tom Sturch
• Pioneer Species
• Currents

Doc Suds

Tim Suremondt
• Bartleby in Ho Chi Minh City
• Finding the Book I’d Been Looking For

Ed Taylor
• Bear Crossing
• Icarus

Sue Ellen Thompson
• The Paper Dress

Maureen Thorson
• Purple Haze

Hannah Tomlets
• So I Made You Pregnant (tr. by Harry Leeds)

M. Kaat Toy
• Low Tensile Strength

Meredith Trede
• An American in a French Cemetery

Sara Uribe
• clepsydra 
• Diana (tr. by Toshiya Kamei)

P.C. Vandal
• In the House No One Plays
• Something From Nothing

Helen Vitoria
• Being Philomena

Dillon J. Welch
• Today, Your Spirit Animal is on Sale at IKEA

Brandi Wells
• unsuccessful interloper
• jury member
• the handsome man

Cate Whetzel
• Isty, Chantress of Amun, in the Two Lands
• The Seam
• To Chauvet Cave

J. T. Whitehead
• Chrome

Charles Wilkinson
• -lith

Mary-Sherman Willis
• A Door, A Mat

Shangrila Willy
• The Snow Queen

A.D. Winans
• Thinking Back to My Publishing Days

Pamela Murray Winters 
• The Essential Man

William Wolak
• Irresistible as a Wish
• What Love Protects

Kathi Wolfe
• Frank O’Hara Speaks of Helen Keller

Deborah Woodward 
• McGuffey: The Generous Traveler
• McGuffey: Anna’s Nettle

Katherine E. Young
• Fish Tale
• On the Bosphorus

Kevin Zambrano 
• Argonautica



Anya Achtenberg
• Business

Alex Bach
• Making Mickey

Mark Baechtel
• Event Horizon

Marc Berley
• Life in Earnest

Lucy E. M. Black
• The Shoe Tree

Ann Bogle
• Dreams from the Station

Sean Brijbasi
• H hide-you Place

Rae Bryant
• A Love Letter to Steven Tyler’s Lips

Claudia Burbank
• Triple Back-Flip Aria

Kevin Catalano
• Deleted Scenes

Adrienne Celt
• In Deep

Lucas Church
• Knockabout

Meg Cowen
• Go With It

Lori D’Angelo
• Life/Art

Jim Daniels
• 13-Part Story with Mime

Barbara DeCeasare
• She is Going to Bring You a Difficult Life (A Novel)

Shannon Derby
• One Way to the Afterlife

Guillermo Fadanelli 
• Strawberry Flavored Kool-Aid (tr. by Joel Streicker)

Connor Ferguson
• Advantage

Gary Fincke
• Gettysburg

Leigh C. Grant
• Cake

Michael Hemmingson 
• Scooby-Do

Nancy Hightower
• Unleashed Beauty

Alison Condie Jaenicke 
• Electric Circus

Daniel Kharms
• [671]
• The Descent (Nearby and Far Away) [tr. by Alex Cigale]

Peter Kispert
• Things I Do For Leila Stryker

Beth Konkoski
• Golden Rule

Justin Lee
• Not My Blood

Joseph Levens
• Due Diligence

Christopher Linforth
• The Lake

Teresa Milbrodt
• Comment Cards

Tim Millas
• The Idea of Isabel

Donna Moss
• Night Owl

Kevin O’Cuinn
• At the Neuwiener Hutte

Donají Olmedo
• 1814 (tr. by Toshiya Kamei)

David Plumb
• From Dream in a Market Place

Meredith Pond
• To Whale Camp

Doug Ramspeck
• Water Tower

Jeff Richards
• Whipped

Nick Sansone
• The Fourth Pig

Sarah Seybold
• Unfinished

Susan Tepper
• A Year Is a Long Time

Sally Toner
• Termites

Meg Tuite
• Thy Blood is Cold

Julie Wakeman-Linn
• The Kitchen Closes at 7

Barrett Warner
• “Ha Fucking Ha”

Vallie Lynn Watson
• That Doesn’t Sleep, That Never Sleeps

Jenni Wiltz
• Integers and Atoms

Nin Andrews 
• 2 cartoons

Eleanor Leonne Bennett • photo

Dmitry Borshch 
• frontis 
• The Making of Brothers

Kathy Ferrell 
• cartoon

Leslie F. Miller 
• Pix of 5 Baltimore Poets and Writers: Rafael Alvarez, David Beaudouin, David Franks, Alan Reese, MiMi Zannino

Sheila Walsh/Jennifer Scope 
• e-pitaphs