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Volume I, Number 2 (Summer 2007)
ISSN 1934-4324

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Allen Mendenhall

Allen was raised in Marietta, Georgia, and graduated from Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina, with a B.A. in English.  He then moved to Japan to teach.  He is currently a graduate student at West Virginia University, where he is working towards a dual degree in English and law.


Photograph in a Bar, Washington, D.C.


The guy in the foreground is Quint

my friend tells me

pointing to and holding

a photograph at arm’s length.

Behind Quint, on the table

two Bud Light bottles sweat

in sticky puddles, framing

a flourescent margarita.

In Quint’s hand: a cell phone.

There’s a purse on the table

no girl to claim it

just an empty barstool

and silhouettes

of nameless faces

filling dark spaces.









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