Introduction: From Dark Sky Magazine Editor Gabe Durham
Gabe Durham here, Editor of the ghost of Dark Sky Magazine. For the last year, Christy Crutchfield, Sarah Boyer, Brian Mihok, Ted Powers, and I have been working the journal together. About a month ago, we completed our most recent issue, DSM #17 and I sent it off to the Founder/Publisher. A week later, he gave me the bad news: Dark Sky was shutting down. In fact, he’d already shut it down. The press too. Bummer.
So would we put up DSM #17 on a new site? Call it something different? All we knew was that this issue had to come out. It was too good. We were too excited about it. Then the editors of Barrelhouse stepped in and generously offered to host the issue on their site. The editors and contributors were unanimously in favor of this idea.
Now here it is: What has turned out to be our final issue. Thanks for reading, everybody. Call it Dark Sky #17. Call it the Fall 2012 Online Issue of Barrelhouse. Just don’t call it a comeback.
Wedding, by Russ Woods
Three Poems, by Lisa Ciccarello
Footnotes to a History of Correspondence, by Kristina Marie Darling
A Hypothetical Universal Solvent, by Gina Keicher
Two Poems, by David Wojciechowski
Two Poems, by Ezekiel Black
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