One Foot on the Ground

JAMES VALVIS has placed poems or stories in Ploughshares, River Styx, Arts & Letters, Southern Indiana Review, Nimrod, Louisville Review, The Sun, and many others. His poetry was featured in Verse Daily and Best American Poetry 2017. His fiction was chosen for Sundress Best of the Net, won 2nd Place in Folio’s Editor’s Prize, and was a finalist for Best Small Fictions 2017. His work has also been a finalist for the Asimov’s Readers’ Award. A former US Army soldier, he lives near Seattle. Read more →

True Story

THOMAS KEARNES graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in film writing. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, Berkeley Fiction Review, PANK, BULL: Men’s Fiction, Split Lip Magazine, Night Train, Word Riot, Storyglossia, Driftwood Press, Adroit Journal, Eclectica, wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sundog Lit, The Citron Review, The James Franco Review and elsewhere. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Originally from East Texas, he now lives near Houston and works as a cashier. Read more →

Two Poems

DUNCAN GAMBLE is a poet-farmer studying neuroscience and music at the University of Vermont. He pretends he is a real adult and aspires to be a real artist. Every poem he has ever written is a love poem. Ask him. He loves rain, gardening, running, heartbeats, muddy feet, and blue pens. He is fond of writing letters; dogs; a good chef’s knife; and sunwarmed leather. He dreams about building his own house in the mountains. His work can be found elsewhere in back-issues of the Sandy River Review. Read more →