Joe Staples

JOE STAPLES is a Ph.D. candidate in literature at the University of Arizona where he teaches freshman composition and literature courses. His story in this issue is part of a short story cycle set in central Utah, which explores the intersections between the western landscape, Mormonism, and personal struggle.

Coyote Laughter

Articles/Essays – Volume 36, No. 4

The flask lay under a loose plank on the back porch. To someone lifting the board there was only an empty space, but when Wayne knelt and reached to his elbow beneath the adjacent board,…

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