Volume 6, Number 2 (Fall 2015)

The Awakenings Review
Volume 6, Number 2 (Fall 2015)

Foreword by IRENE O'NEILL , Associate Editor

Preface by ROBERT LUNDIN , Editor

MURRAY ALFREDSON
Mind Scree  •  Brain Tricks •  Lament •  The Stuff of Poetry

MIKE ALVAREZ
Engulfment

BEN BEYERLEIN
An Incoherent Response •  Doctrine of Our Times  •  Personified Road •  Mixed Media •  Hollow of the Knees

K. BIADASZKIEWICZ
Moonlight Wafting

JESSICA BROPHY
Deinstitutionalization •  Noday  •  Beating Dopamine •  Coveting, the Color of Lemon Meringue •  Pip

LAUREN BUNDY
Psychotic Episode

JEAUNICE T. BURNETTE
Bipolar Girl  •  The Blue Heart •  The Muses •  This Love

BRUCE COLBERT
The McKenzie

KAREN ETHELSDATTAR
Memories of Madness: The 1 on the telephone dial

EDWARD FISHER
Loose Leaf  •  Amherst (for Emily) •  Insomnia •  Renouncing my Disguises •  The Awakening

FAITH GARBIN
How We Bury Our Dead •  Childhood  •  Blackbirds  •  The House Laments the Loss of a Child •  On Visiting my Brother in a Mental Institution

SAMUEL R. HIMES
The Floating Stone

SONJA JAMES
A Prisoner at Dawn  •  Something like Fun  •  Sorrow  •  Walking by the River on a Summer Night  •  When I Die

RACHEL JENNINGS
Wall  •  Sisters •  Missing my Depression •  Cut  • Cold Shoulder

JOHN KANIECKI
A Bouquet  •  Psychiatric Insanity (M19) •  An Egyptian Slave Talking to the Lord •  The Crazy Lady and the Cop  •  Still Don't Know 

KRISTIN G. KELLY
Turning Myself Around •  Mourning Guide •  The Dead Dad's Club February 1, 2011

MOLLY SUTTON KIEFER

Diagnosis •  Masking Tape  • Planetary

DAVID LAWRENCE
Sleeping in Separate Rooms •  I Don't Mind •  I Am Not Lunch •  The Kid on the Subway •  A Ski Life

TED LEE
The Destruction Story: A Retelling •  Another Night in Suburbia

REBECCA LILLY
Butterfly Haiku

ROBERT LUNDIN
The Game

DEBORAH MATUSKO
(H)our Session •  Dark Roots •  Dead End •  Fading Light •  Session

MARY MCCARTHY
Talk Talk Talk  •  Back at the Bottom •  Survivor •  Flashback •  Anomaly

LEVI J. MERICLE
Asylum  •  Nightmares •  Existing •  December

JULIE PASCHOLD
Off There  •  I Choose You •  Plain & Plump

JENNIFER POLHEMUS
Her Life •  Fingers •  Lorelei •  Off of Body, Out of Mind •  Poet's Cinquain

GAVIN RANTA
The Mental Patients

TRACIE RENEE
Depression •  Scales •  Compulsion •  Losing •  Exercise: A Sonnet

TAMARA SIMPSON
Averlee •  A Distraction •  Leda's Flight •  New Wood

BONNIE THURSTON
Acquiescence •  Antidepressant? •  I Glimpsed Death •  Invitation for E.H.C.

DEBORAH VALIANTI
Walking Wounded •  Do's and ... •  For Frannie's Fortieth •  Normal •  Xena, Warrior Princess

L. D. WILLIAMS
The Moment & Season •  The Unanswered Question •  The Child of Man•  Season's Passage