CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

Winter 2012, Vol. 27:1


Rita Chang                            "The Vestige"

Irene Keliher                          "Alaska"

Lisa Blackwell                        "Looks Good

                                                on Paper"

Wendy Breuer                       "The Museum

                                               of Analog



Bethany Reid                          "The Apple

                                                Orchard" (2011

                                                Lois Cranston

                                                Memorial Prize


Rochelle Hurt                         "Reading          

                                               Whitman in the

                                               Chemo Room"

Shawna Thompson                 "Chemo Brain"

Terry Godbey                         "I Fell in Love with an Octopus"

Ann Howells                            "under the willows"

Elizabeth Burk                        "Winter in Louisiana"

                                               "Uncle Hershey—1954"

M.L. Brown                              "If This Looks Odd"

Kathleen A. Kelly                     "Provenance: A Sestina"

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor       "After Reading  a Letter from the Addict"

                                                "My Brother Who Doesn’t Speak to Our Mother Comes

                                                to Visit"

Catherine Thompson              "Bitter Melons"

Linnea Harper                         "The Name He Made You"

Virginia Bell                            "No Words for These Matters"

Eugenia Leigh                         "Impossible Questions"

Lavonne J. Adams                   "Disparity"

Molly Spencer                         "A Wendy House"

Sarah Rossiter                         "Woman in a White Truck, Driving"

Judy Ireland                             "Thoughts on Gay Marriage, While Visiting My Lover’s


Jennifer Fandel                      "The Death of Chang and Eng, 1811-1874"

Aisha Sharif                           "Layl-tul-Qadr (The Night of Power)"

Melissa Holmes                     "Approaching the Solstice"

Tamiko Beyer                         "after ten years, a net"

Joan Manheimer                    "Red Riding"

Donna Coffey                         "Saint Margaret"

Amanda Mead                       "Man Deemed Not Guilty of Rape Due to Skinny Jeans"

Darlene Pagan                       "Anatomy of a Girl"

Penelope La Montagne         "Women of a Certain Age"

Margaret Hasse                     "How Does the Dog Spend Her Day?"

Pamela Davis                         "Guardian"

                                               "The Songbird’s Daughter"

Jeanne Wagner                     "A History of Uneven Exposure"

Sandra Kohler                        "The Air"

                                              "Good Friday"

M. G. Parham                        "Ruminations After a Hysterectomy Reason Enough"


Sara Kirschenbaum                 "Pears"

Michelle Brady                       "Cookie Bunnies"


Megan Chapman                   "He did the impossible"


April Dobbins                        "Self-Portrait, Spring"

                                              "Aunt Pearl’s Watermelon #2" (cover)

Cynthia Spencer                    "Trophy Wife"

                                              "Meditation on Going"

Elizabeth Wharton                 "Apple"

                                              "Blue Board"

Katrina Pallop                        "October"


                                              "The Breakers"


Leah Kosh                             "From the Center"


Rosa del Duca                          "The Script"


Penelope Scambly Schott         The Voluptuary by Paulann Petersen

Toni Hanner                              ENTERING by Cecelia Haven

Sarah Wetzel                            Ezekiel’s Wheels by Shirley Kaufman

Edith O’Nuallain                       Fiona, Stolen Child by Gemma Whelan

Kristen Clapper Bergsman       The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Tora Bailey

Heather Taylor Johnson           The Mother/Child Papers by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Edythe Haendel Schwartz         America the Beautiful by Paula Gunn Allen

Margaret Randall                     Caput Nili: How I Won the War and Lost My Taste for

                                                 Oranges by Lisa Gill

Sarah Wetzel                            Night, Morning by Hamutal Bar-Yosef

Roxanne Halpine Ward            Lucky Fish by Aimee Nezhukumatathil