Volume 6, Issue 3/4. Winter Solstice 2016

Kudzu House Quarterly

“Flowers and Orbs,” Cover by Sean Abrahams

Volume 6, Double Issue 3 & 4.Winter Solstice 2016

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note — M.P. Jones


Featured Author, Patty Somlo



Tara Betts, “The Simple Price of Seeds”

Pia Taavila-Borsheim, “Estrangement”

Sarah Strong, “When my Daughter Builds with Blocks”

Gail Goepfert, “Two open mouths”

Jack Bedell, Two Poems: “Just a Beginning (2)” and “End of the Line”

Daniel Barton, “Island Processional”

Andrea Witzke Slot, “The Slug”

Mercedes Lawry, “Stuck”

Mark Luebbers, “Air National Guard”



Dan Fields, “And Every Living Thing After Its Kind”

Anne Coray, “Bobo”

Bob Armstrong, “Succession”

Jeffrey Perso, “The Problem with Cows”



Lisa Roney, “Gimlet-Eyed in Paradise”

Matthew Bruen, “The Lost Place: The Valley of the Minisink”

Melanie Martin “The Ecology of Grief”

Robert Walker, “The Fountain of Youth”

Lesley Instone, “Lucky and Jasper go missing”

Stephanie Anderson, “In Search of Lost Grass”


Nonfiction Scholarship

Jenna Gersie, “Climate Change as ‘Evidence of Upheaval’: Insights from Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams”

Benjamin Bateman, “Thalia Field’s Unbuilt Fields, or, The Anthropocene’s Slippery (Textual) Surfaces”



Matt Gold, Four Images from Phonography:  “#53,” “#195,” “#402,” and “#815.”

John Chavers, “Birch Trees Reflected in Raindrops,” “Reflections of Ownby Cabin” and “Rock Steps Collage No 2”


Book Review

Lizz Bernstein, “Review of Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect By Heather Houser”


Author Biographies

Staff Biographies