Founded in 1999 by Erin Elizabeth Smith, Stirring is one of the oldest, continually published online literary journals. This year we have celebrated the last twenty years of thriving growth and change for this little slice of the internet. Thank you to our readers for the continued support. We look forward to the next twenty years with you.
E. Kristin Anderson
”Kicking at the Ground”
Kelly Lorraine Andrews
”Susanna as Madonna with Child”
”How to Grow a Rabbit”
”Once on a Ghost Ship ”
Kindra McDonald Greene
”Who Doesn’t Love a Glamazon in a Cherry Red Leotard”
Sara Moore Wagner
”obituary for the broken branch”
Sally Rosen Kindred
”Dementia, or Trying to Say Goodnight”
FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES:
RIYA AARINI RUSSELL BITTNER MICHAEL BOWIE MARINA BUCKLER
DEBBIE CARLOS MARTHA CLARKSON SILVIA GHEORGHITA ERIN HEITZELBURG
TAMMY HO LAI-MING ROGER LEEGE KATHERINE MINOTT PJ MURPHY
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS JULIAN ROGERS RICHARD SAJA BRETT STOUT AARON WEBER
Our guest editor for this knockout, twentieth anniversary issue was none other than founding editor of Stirring, Erin Elizabeth Smith. This journal would not be what it is or where it is without her continued creative output for the online writing community.
Erin Elizabeth Smith is the Creative Director at the Sundress Academy for the Arts and the Managing Editor of Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in journals including Guernica, Crab Orchard Review, Ecotone, and Mid-American. Her third full-length collection, Down: The Alice Poems, will be released by Agape Editions in 2019. Smith is a Distinguished Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tennessee.