Volume 21 Edition 4

-STIRRING THROUGH THE YEARS ISSUE-

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.

Click here to read a letter from founding editor and special guest editor of this issue, Erin Elizabeth Smith.


One Time to Think Martha Clarkson    Stirring, vol. 17 (11), 2015

One Time to Think
Martha Clarkson
Stirring, vol. 17 (11), 2015

Pack of Wolves Tammy Ho Lai-ming    Stirring, vol. 13 (5), 2011

Pack of Wolves
Tammy Ho Lai-ming
Stirring, vol. 13 (5), 2011

 
 

 
Wheatfield in Northern CA Russell Bittner     Stirring, vol. 11 (9), 2009

Wheatfield in Northern CA
Russell Bittner

Stirring, vol. 11 (9), 2009

 

“Flat stanley considers casting”

NONFICTION BY JENNIFER A. HOWARD

“The Aftermath of the Aftermath”

NONFICTION BY K. LYONS


Battle Dress
by Karen Skolfield

BOOK REVIEW BY DONNA VORREYOR


The Truth Is
by Avery M. Guess

BOOK REVIEW BY DONNA VORREYER

 
3 Women are Aching Orchids Michael Bowie     Stirring, vol. 10 (3), 2008

3 Women are Aching Orchids
Michael Bowie

Stirring, vol. 10 (3), 2008


Featured Artists

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

COVER PAGE: 
Aaron Weber, Untitled, Stirring, vol. 8 (4), 2006
PJ Murphy, Bridge, Stirring, vol. 8 (7), 2006
Silvia Gheorghita, After They All Left, Stirring, vol. 12 (3), 2010


 
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Guest Editor

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.