Volume 8, Number 1 (Fall 2019)

The Awakenings Review
Volume 8, Number 1 (Fall 2019)

Foreword by CHRIS PELLIZZARI , Associate Editor

Preface by ROBERT LUNDIN , Editor

LORA KELLER
Depression  •  Rat Woman  •  My First Blue Gill  •  Wicked Bridesmaid  •  Your Suicide Attempt

CORNELIA A. BLAIR
Days of Roses  •  Over the Abyss  •  Wildwood--On Being Ill  •  Morphing/Morphine

JENNIFER FULCO
Hypomania May Dream Inside a Gondola Ride  •  O Thoughtful Eve  •  Mania as an Imagistic Colorful Collage  •  A Sonnet-Induced Sensation of 14 Lines  •  French Seamstress' Hand

JUDITH LEVISON
Corn Flakes  •  Fake Leopard Coat  •  First Journey  •  Horse  •  Magical Things

JACALYN SHELLEY
Ode to the Ceramic Jar  •  Artifacts of My Mother's Mania

JANET GARBER
Tikkun Olam •  Death is All Around You  •  Exploration  •  My Boy(s) Seth  •  Baby Love

ADEN ROSS
Tracks  •  Mama's Jumper  •  Stitches

SHAO WEI
Tragic Mother  •  Self-Healing  •  Where Should I Start?  •  A Pig Suffers From Depression  •  Soul & Flesh  • Please Give Me a Break!

FRED YANNANTUONO
Visitation  •  Family Way  •  I Scope Out the House My Mother Grew Up In  •  Monumental Madness  •  On Being Asked to Leave the Anger Management Program

JEAN TUCKER
Mother on Bad Days  •  Vocabulary Lessons  •  Obsequy for my Mother in a Room Across from the Railway Station

ALAN SUGAR
Blood Levels  •  A Little Fire  •  Habitation  •  Resolution  •  Zebra

JANE SCHAPIRO
Migraine  •  Have You Ever  •  Encounter  •  The List  •  The Emergency Room

PAT ANTHONY
Vinyl  •  Journey  •  Ecclesiastes 11  •  Holes

SKIP RENKER
Dementia Wanderers  •  Happiness  •  A Wish for Stars  •  On the Beach

RICK SMITH
At Santa Monica and Western  •  Casualty  •  Brainstorms  •  Last View of Mei Leng  •  An Old Friend

PAULA GOLDMAN
Atlantic City, 1946  •  When the Light Changed  •  El Paso

PAMELA THOMAS
Poet, Crazed  •  Poemless Music  •  Blindness with Dayglow  •  Compromised Sky

Jonathan Frank
Please Turn Down Your Radio

anele rubin
The Pain  •  Help Me  •  Too Late  •  Cissy  •  April 23

claire reck
Diary Entry of an Anxious Perfectionist  •  The Three Questions to ask your Medical Provider  •  Remembering Fall 2017  •  Prayer of an Anxious Perfectionist  •  Love Letter to my Anxiety

Fran markover
Night Log  •  On the Waterfront  •  Golden Orb Weaver  •  State of the Union  •  Sheep May Safely Graze

wendy patrice williams
Findings: Surgery and the Emotional Life of a Child

laurinda drake
Vision

michael smith
They Come Unannounced  •  It's Easy to Say It •  No One Seems to Understand  •  Darkness Like a Black Cloud •  A Birthday

Amy LApradE
Perfect Diamonds

kathie giorgio
Yellow  •  In the Therapist's Office  •  Grief Makes a Meal •  In the Prison Art Gallery and Gift Shop

marian brown st. onge
A Dance in Time  •  A Melon is a Round Fruit  •  Knocking at the Gates of Heaven •  Music Helps •  Nature Morte

richard w. davis
My Story

sandra jo mazurek
My America  •  Somebody Broke Her •  Not So Scary

dorcas poni
The Faded Dark Stained Drawer.  •  My "Typical" Midnights.

harding stedler
Reaches for the Peaches  •  Precursor of the Bacon  •  Staggering for The Lord

larry godwin
Chess in the Labyrinth