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Porchlight: Issue 2

Issue 2

Fall 2009

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CONTENTS

The First Day of School by Lauren Benbrook      4
Electric Fur by Mary C. Charest        6
Pig’s Blood by Jacob Bromberg        8
Hush by Jacob Bromberg         9
Heaven Called Galapagos by Leroy Roberts      10
Future Jewelry by Amy McDaniel        15
In and Out by Will Ulbrecht        16
The Shown World: A Review of Filament Magazine by Sara Faye Lieber  18
Old Money by Amy McDaniel        24
The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby by Dave Moore and L.J. Moore   25
A Dear John Letter to My Credit Card by Beverly Bentley    29

CONTRIBUTORS

Lauren Benbrook is an independent comic artist based in Athens, Georgia. More of her work can be found at http://squidarms.blogspot.com.

Mary C. Charest is a freelance writer and dramatist whose plays have appeared in the Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop and are being considered for production at the Palace Theatre in Hamilton, New York. Her nonfiction has been published by Point of View and Blood-Horse, among others. Her fiction has appeared in Tangent. In 2003 and 2004 she also received the Garvin Lally Writing Scholarship.

Jacob Bromberg is a poet and translator living in Paris, France. He has not been published in the Paris Review, Poetry International, or Pleiades.

Leroy Roberts is a freelance writer living in Charleston, South Carolina, by way of rural Pennsylvania and the rainy Pacific Northwest. He is currently at work on a novel.

Amy McDaniel is a freelance writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was born and raised. She jointly runs the Solar Anus reading series, showcasing established and up-and-coming writers in the Atlanta area. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Saveur, Alimentum, matchbook, and The Agriculture Reader.

Will Ulbrecht is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, where he writes copy anonymously for an advertising firm. He spent his formative years living near one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the country, and sadly, has no superpowers to show for it. He is currently at work on a non-fiction collection about his experience growing up in the Yakima Valley.

Sara Faye Lieber is a second year MFA student in nonfiction at Columbia University, where she teaches undergraduate writing. Her essays have appeared in PANK, Guernica, and the anthology, Make the Most
of Your Time on Earth
. She is the co-author of the book MTV: Best of Mexico and a blogger for AOL’s Switched.com. She was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the Gulf Coast 2009 Nonfiction Contest. Sara is currently at work on a book about the environmentalist writer Rachel Carson.

Beverly Bentley is a freelance writer who enjoys the peace of mind that comes with freedom from debt.

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Porchlight: Issue 1

Issue 1

Summer 2009

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CONTENTS

Letter 3 by Dai George         5
Letters from the General’s Desk by Bill Adelson      6
Untitled by Dave Moore         13
First Words by Aaron Cutler         14
Going Along With It by Ben Pease        16
Cambridge Badminton by Shirin Borthwick      18
Duende by Alexandra Zelman-Doring       21
Sex, Crime, War, Crime by Aaron Cutler       23
Doors by L.J. Moore and Dave Moore       26
Misplaced Wallet by Ben Pease        30

CONTRIBUTORS

Dai George is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University. More of his work can be found at www.poetcasting.co.uk.

Bill Adelson is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. This is his first time being published.

Aaron Cutler is currently pursuing an MFA in Non-Fiction at Columbia University. He is the co-author (with Rory O’Connor) of Shock Jocks, a nonfiction work, and The Last Free Man in Absentia, a novel. He has also been published in The Believer and is currently working on a book about New York’s repertory movie theaters.

Ben Pease is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University. He is the host/creator of scatteredrhymes.com, featuring interviews with and readings by established and up-and-coming poets.

Shirin Borthwick is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. Her work has previously appeared in BAD IDEA Magazine.

Alexandra Zelman-Doring is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University. She is the 2008 first-prize winner of the Glascock Poetry Prize. Her poetry and translations have appeared or are upcoming in The Oxford Magazine, LIT Magazine, The Brown Literary Review, The Saint Edmund Hall Magazine, The Strip, The Saint Ann’s Review, and Nimrod International Journal.


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