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2013-2014 Student
Staff Members:

Editorial Assistants

Timothy Buchanan
Ben Hogwood
Justine McClarren


Emma Helen Calow
Erin Elizabeth Emmett
April Modigliani-Estraella
Lindy Sellars
Steven Aaron Smith

NCLR online 2014 Contents

NCLR Online is an open access supplement to the 2014 print issue.


“Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die”
an excerpt from A Short Time to Stay Here

by Terry Roberts

The Circuit Rider in a Sable Suit
John Milliken Thompson, Love and Lament
a review by Alison Arant

The Great War Inspires Two Great Novels

Constructive Remorse
Gail Godwin, Flora: A Novel
a review by Peggy Dunn Baily

Ragan Old North State Award for Civil War–Era Biography


Flashbacks: Echoes of Past Issues


creative nonfiction by Kelly Clancy
photography by Hans Curt Pfalzgraf

Uranium Field
creative nonfiction by Jen Julian

Flashing onto the Scene
Katey Schultz, Flashes of War
a review by Ron Jackson

Of Lions and Sparrows
a short story by Seth Peavey
art by George Scott




Samm-Art Williams Is the Fourth Recipient of the Hardee Rives Dramatic Arts Award
award presentation remarks by Lorraine Hale Robinson

Blue Bottles
a poem by Glenis Gale Redmond
art by Vollis Simpson

“The Cruel Radiance of What Is”
Jeffrey Beam, The Broken Flower: Poems
Keith Flynn, Colony Collapse Disorder
a review by Jim Clark

Odds Favor At Random
Lee Zacharias, At Random
a review by Tanya Long Bennett

Mystery Writers Receive NC Literary Awards

It’s Complicated
Dale Neal, The Half-Life of Home
a review by Sharon E. Colley

Myers Park Misery
Wilton Barnhardt, Lookaway, Lookaway
a review by Jim McGavran

Words, Water, Wonder
Philip Gerard, The Patron Saint of Dreams and other Essays
Philip Gerard, Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina
a review by Brian Glover

Savoring the Literary Landscape of Eastern North Carolina
Georgann Eubanks, Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina: A Guidebook
a review by Lorraine Hale Robinson
photography by Donna Campbell

Available Beauty
a poem by Robert M. Wallace
art by Kenneth Noland


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