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Spring 2015

Volume 40 No. 2 (Spring 2015)

Editor's Note

Blood Lessons
William Jensen
5

Nonfiction

Monster Bodies, Monster Space: Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and the Demythologization of the American Frontier
Catherine Alber
7

Fiction

Rodeo, New Mexico
Darren Dillman
19

Poetry

Pink Grapefruit
Genevieve Betts
33
Wickenburg, AZ
Genevieve Betts
34
Bagdad, AZ
Genevieve Betts
35
Instructions from a 7-Year-Old Texas Baptist to the Unbaptized, 1966
Camille Thomasson
36
Grand Pas (for Principal Dancers from the Spearmint Rhino Who Stay at the Super 8)
Cindy King
37
Interstate 40 East
Doug Ruthledge
38
Migration III
Dough Ruthledge
40
A.A. Behind a Texas Church
Tara Tatum
41
How to Get Here
Jeremy Gregersen
42
San Marcos Variations
Steve Wilson
43

Book Reviews

The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez by Frederick Luis Aldama
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
44
Sophie's House of Cards: A Novel by Sharon Oard Warner
Shanna Bradford
46
The King and Queen of Comezón by Denise Chávez
Sheryl Luna
48
The House of Wolfe: A Border Noir by James Carlos Blake
Erin Stalcup
49
Sunland: A Novel by Don Waters
D. Seth Horton
51

Film Reviews

A Night in Old Mexico Directed by Emilio Aragón
William Jensen
53
Frontera Directed by Michael Berry
James Wright
55

Contributors

58