Here at Gulf Stream, we are celebrating the culmination of a successful issue. After nine genre meetings and sorting through many submissions, we’ve selected the best poems and prose worthy of publication.
We have interviews with authors such as inaugural poet, Richard Blanco and Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Diaz. We’ve covered many literary events and are now the proud owners of a new blog. We renovated the web site to a sleek multimedia platform and are debuting beautiful artworks.
It’s a semester of growth, ripe with a blossoming, flourishing literary magazine.
I’d like to thank the great team of editors who made this issue possible: nonfiction editor, Monica Restrepo; features editor, Ashley Jones; fiction editor, Sarah Mason; assistant fiction editor, Dawn S. Davies; poetry editor, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello; copy-editor, Jan Becker; art director, Claire Ibarra. And kudos to our wonderful staff and team.
Last but definitely not least, I’d like to acknowledge my two work partners who gave me incredible support and encouraged the work I’ve done as editor-in-chief: past editor, Jason Jones and assistant editor, Paul Christiansen.
Here’s to a celebration of the present, a remembrance of the past, and a vision of the future for Gulf Stream.
Garden of Fire and Blood by Ron Austin
Parley Young: One Mormon Life by Ryan Shoemaker
Swallowed by Alex Myers
Winter, Spring, Whatever Happens After That by Keith Rosson
Welcome Home, Jackie Nolan by Steve Trumpeter
Autobiography with Birds by Sunni Brown Wilkinson
Concertato by Sunni Brown Wilkinson
For Her to Enter This World by Julie Hensley
Photograph of my Grandfather in a Western Buisness Suit, 1950 by Jia Oak Baker
Everything about Breathing by BJ Best
Crow with Salt, Photograph by Marian Drew, 2003 by Lois Marie Harrod
Our Future was Water by Daniel Donaghy
Interview with Junot Diaz
Interview with Richard Blanco
Interview with Joshua Safran
Interview with Cristina Garcia
Review of Render / An Apocalypse by Rebecca Gayle Howell
Review of Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid by Joshua Safran