The Southern Quill 2016



The Southern Quill 2016




The Southern Quill is an annual publication of poetry, short fiction, and artwork of Dixie State University students and community members.

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents
Editors Note vii
The Annie Atkin Tanner Memorial Poetry Scholarship Fund 10
Poetry Scholarship Winners 11
The Perfect Day Chris Abott 12
Why Annie is Crying in Her Bathing Suit at the Beach Alyssa Arnold 13
Charring Cross Station Marilyn Ball 15
Desert Dream Julie Randall Boe 16
Street Lamp Gary Christian 17
Emptiness Opens Its Arms Lin Floyd 18
Cante Flamenco Jay Fuller 19
attraction (the law) Ashley Imlay 20
mantra Ashley Imlay 21
Night in Dublin Ashley Imlay 22
Tree in an Abandoned Cemetery Jordan Kerns 23
dinner shift Michele Paterson 25
summer miracle Michele Paterson 26
Pretty Please Marilyn W. Richardson 27
Soon, Real Soon Marilyn W. Richardson 28
Dissonance Aspen Stoddard 29
Fast Food Memorial Aspen Stoddard 31
A Farmers Market Braxton Thornley 33
A Soft Spot in the Clouds Braxton Thornley 34
While on Vacation Braxton Thornley 35
Childhood Home Kassidy Waddell 36
Cat People Jordan Kerns 40
A Trio of Two Gregory Murray 44
Apple Eater Marilyn W. Richardson 49
The Artist Jon Thompson 51
Out of Your Mind Brina Wilks 58
Visual Arts
Our Hands Wendy Stabler 66
El Trio Ambree Draper 66
Sky Below Gregory Murray 67
Cambodia Braden Lindstrom 68
Beautiful Deer Raylene Wicker 69
All Your Colors Start to Burn Kola Weisbrich 69
Pottery Rabbi Helene Ainbinder70
Petrified Dunes Braxton Thornley 70
Golden Sands Beneath Wendy Stabler 71
Dear Daughter Ann Hall 72
Reflections Kathy Hawkes 73
Vietnam Braden Lindstrom 73
Judahs Salvation Shane Batistich 74
Aleph Bet Soup Iconic Soul Shane Batistich 74
Rising Above Adversity Dennis Martinez 75
My Disability Rob Gray 78
Getting Lost in Galway Ashley Imlay 82
Blood Lines Jordan Kerns 86
At Twelve, It Will Be Noon Selma Raucher 87
Scars Teylor Thomas 89
Young Writers
Growing Up Taylor Connor 92
Gone Amelia Hall 97
The Moment Everything Changed Kenzie Rose 98
Untitled Ashleigh Hood 102
Drifting Feather Kaleb Henderson 102
Curious Wolf Kaleb Henderson 103
Beautiful Parrot Kaleb Henderson 103
Call for Contributors 104
Considering A Four-Year Degree? 105




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