Hotel Amerika 18:1

Hotel Amerika 18:1

Edited by David Lazar
Managing and Associate Editor, Jenn Tatum

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Table Of Contents

Volume 18 (2020)

Essays
Karen Bell
Queer Abroad in Kerala

Samantha Ruckman & Steve Fellner
On Looking: A Collaborative Essay

Joshua Jones & Andrew Koch
Parable of the Sowers

Baron Wormser
The Happy Nation

Jennifer Sinor
Lobster

Jeffrey Hammond
The Things We Love: Downsizing and Its Discontents

Will Stockton
A Week of Recreation

Sara Biggs Chaney & Michael Chaney
Caution: Uneven Road

Doug Dibbern
Into the Gulf of the Image

Rebecca Bernard
Memory Hound

Don Bogen
Home Businesses

Alyssa C. Greene
Standard Deviations

Megan Harlan
Likelers: On Suburbs and Dreamscapes

Joan Connor
Portmanteau

Adele Hoffman
It Is So Beautiful

Carl Schiffman
The Ghost of a Suicide

Laura Bernstein-Machlay
Church of Holy Pharmaceuticals 

Ashley Shelby
Case Study: Violent Biophilia in Solastagia Patients

Fiction
Grant Faulkner
Notes from One Still Living

E. Shaskan Bumas
The Qwertys

Trudy Lewis
Reverse Engineer

Lucas Church
Taxonomies 

Christopher Linforth
Chorus 

Elizabeth Savage
Vehicle
Cycladic

Orlando Ricardo Menes
The Transverberation of St. Teresa of Ávila

G.C. Waldrep
On the Burning of Thorns

Alice Friman
The Cardiologist’s Procedure

Tom Paine
The Bridge 
Black Bags 
You To Me Now 

Mary Gilliland
Turning In To The Windswept Garden
Housekeeping

Charles Harper Webb
Is it True that Hitler Loved Disney Cartoons?
Monarchs

Alexis Orgera
Sleuthing Over the Grand Canyon 

Alixandra Shuger
Blueprint, 1996-2018 (fragments) 
record, n.1 and adj. (i.e., a body made up of particles)

Paul Jolly
She fabricated the carnival mafia thing

Sarah Maclay
A Mirror of Leaves

Jill Gonet
Casino
Inside the Sun

James Ellenberger
The Snake Man

Holaday Mason
From the Mountains to The Prairies to The Oceans White With Foam
The Screen Porch 
Lullaby

David Moolten
Deliverer 
Forerunner 

Scott Davidson
And Another Thing 

Anna Black
The Spiteful Nature of Time

Dave Brennan
Americans Who Wake Confused 
Deep-brain Johnny Cash

Shelley Puhak
Concerning the L— Peoples

Taylor Supplee
Noctuary

Daniel Moysaenko
Poem for the Century

Bruce Beasley
Bodies Find No Resistance from the Omnipresence of God

Erica Lee Braverman
The Man Behind the Camera

Bruce Cohen
The Fixable World 
An Unelected God

Brandi George
Thumbelina 

Katherine Soniat
The Interstate Chimera 
The Sea

Eric Pankey
Thinking About the Afterlife 
Winter Meditation

Robert Thomas
Sonnet with Post-its and Johnny Depp
Sonnet with Blizzard and Glass Lizard
Sonnet with Storm Drain and Thyme

Richard Martin
Trash Message 
Minus 5

John Bradley
How to Handle a Sleepwalker 
How to (Batteries and SD Memory Card Not Included) Pratfall
How to Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth

John Randolph Carter
Something to Think About
This Ship Has Sailed

David Koehn
Delta 20: Crossing the Bridge to Tassajara Trail
Delta 18: the Empty Parking Garage Stopped By and Denied Any Wrongdoing

Jaycee Billington
Okefenokee 

John Sibley Williams
Coat of Bees 
Prototype 
Uncanny Valley

Ira Sukrungruang
I Like Me 

Rebecca Lilly
When to Spook 

Pui Ying Wong
With Them 


Prose Poetry
Orlando Ricardo Menes
St. Teresa of Ávila Upon Reading the Song of Songs
Caliban to the Sea Nymph Ananai
St. Lucy, Patroness of Those Troubled by Their Eyes

William Doreski
Living at the Junkyard

Jose Hernandez Diaz
The Flame 
The Ventriloquist

Jim Daniels
On the Giving and Taking Hostage of Solitude
Hush Money

Brian Clifton
Desire Under The Cathodes 
Addled 
Meat

Brian Patrick Heston
Roy

Margaret Barbour Gilbert
from Sugaring Off 

Michael Mark
Dad, Leave Mom 

Transgenre
Cheryl Whitehead
Liberty City Epistle

Nance Van Winckel
from The Mystic Places 

Michael McKeown Bondhus
Teenage Stock 
Untitled 
Untitled 
xo Pterodactyl 
Fish Scales 
Sophomore Semi 
Ungod and Industrialization 

Contributors' Notes