Volume 6, Number 1 (Fall 2012)

The Awakenings Review
Volume 6, Number 1 (Fall 2012)

Foreword by IRENE O'NEILL , Associate Editor

Preface by ROBERT LUNDIN , Editor

ADRIAN ENGLISH
Weather Vane •  The Life of Philosophical Nothings •  The Constant Scream

ALFRED A. BRISSETTE, Jr.
Shades of Gray  •  So Close to Being •  The Prisoner of Dirt •  Seven Times •  The Song-Tooth

BAXTER W. NAPIER, III
Depression •  Deep Frost  •  Depersonalization •  To My Wife (Debbie's Poem) •  Unshaken Faith

CAROL BALDWIN
Why I Never Went to College •  Heaven •  Grandma Olson •  Love Affair in 1948

CARRIE RYMAN
Sounds Like I'm Crazy

CHRISTEENE ALCOSIBA
Intake •  Light Post 69 •  Prime Numbers •  Group Session

DAN THOMPSON
Free Korean Diner

DANELLE AUGUSTIN
Aureolien Music Box (Elegy for Veronica Aureolien)

DAVID LAWRENCE
Don't Bite Me  •  About our Timing •  Thinking About Neil Young •  The Spanish Civil War •  Corns in my Mouth

EMILY COTZ
The Way to Live (an excerpt)

ERIC D. McKEE
A Cycle •  Dew Dampened Night  •  A Last Moment  •  Tomato Basil Soup •  A Moment Stolen

ERICA HERD
Two Sisters, One Death  •  Candles And Saints •  Elephant Parade •  Pieces of Me

FRAN MARKOVER
Querencia (for my brother)  •  Clara Schumann  •  Scrabble  •  The Hornet  •  Your Hand

JOHN W. DOOLEY
The Essence of Time  •  Anything More than Mobility •  Permanent in Yellow •  Six Haiku

JOSEPH SZEWCZYK
Concussed

JOSHUA FRYVECIND
Sadness, Hmmm, Never Enters In •  I Learned to Bottle My Anger •  Perfect, I •  But Stars Are We •  Career

JUDITH BETH COHEN

Never Be Normal (Excerpt from the Memoir: Shocking Mother: A Daughter's Story) •  Mother's New Life (Memoir)

KAREN ETHELSDATTAR
A Phone is a Phone is a Telephone

KITTY FORBES
We Interrupt This Program •  Arranging Flowers

KRISTIAN ENRIGHT
The Gaze (Diagnosis)  •  Mania  •  A Material Reading of Madness •  Love Letter to a Woman with a Secret Illness

LARRY GODWIN
Thursday Mornings at Nine O'Clock

LIZ DOLAN
An Ear for Language

LUCIA MAY
Notes to Self •  Unbeknownst to You, My Brother •  Mali Mother and Child (chi wara Bamana Headdress, Female with Calf •  Ode to Prozac

MARC STONE
Orphans Marry  •  Corporate Poetica •  Last Trip •  Stimulating Conversation •  Outhouse News Item

MARK SUMMERS
Wink of Time  •  Megalith •  Villain Hell •  Falling •  The Watcher

MICHAEL BENNETT
Collegiate Mixer  •  Perpetual Ellipse •  Intention in Bouncing Tassels •  Brown Eyed Girl •  Emerald Sheen

MURRAY AlFREDSON
Moon Madness •  Three Pains •  Bi- and Uni-Polar •  Young Bones •  Heaviness of Bone (for Rod Melville)

NAOMI LORE
St. Vincent's Psychiatric Wing •  Risperidone •  Relativity •  Those Phone Calls •  Old Oak Cask

PHILIP KOBYLARZ
Fishing for Television

RACHEL HEIMOWITZ
A Mother and Son Waiting at The Asylum

SHANNON CAVANAUGH
To My Thief •  Exposed •  Lonely Am I

SHERYL L. NELMS
I Didn't Think to Remember It! •  Well, The Bowl of Beans Turned Over •  Jesus is the Icing on the Cake •  Somebody is Stealing my Safety Pins •  No Gambling, She Says

ZACHARY BRUST
Anorexia Nervosa •  Lilichka! (Instead of a Letter) •  Vladimir Mayakovsky's Last Conversation with the Infamous Lili Brik •  Russian Winter, 1908 (Gospodi po miloy- May the Lord Have Mercy) •  The Separation of Soul from Flesh

ZAN BOCKES
After Shock  •  In Restraint •  The Tiny Me Inside Me  •  Interred •  Poem for the End