The Main Street Rag, Summer 2018


Featured Interview:

“I know dirt.”
An Interview with Shelby Dean Stephenson  

by John Yewell

Essay by

Ionna Carlsen

Fiction by

Lyn Stevens, Ron Tanner, Nicholas White, Joshua Shapiro

Poetry by

Shelby Dean Stephenson, Daniel Aristi, Geer Austin, Stephen Barichko, Frederick W. Bassett, Sarah Bloom, Eileen Cleary, Craig Evenson, Angela Gaito-Lagnese, James Gering, Francesco Pasqualino, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Zebulon Huset, Guinotte Wise, Mike Jurkovic, George Longenecker, Sean Lause, James A. Miller, Michael Montlack, Marsh Muirhead, Carolyn Norr, Beth Paulson, Robert Perchan, Tony Reevy, Jeanette Reid, Ron Riekki, Katherine Riegel, Tim Robbins, David Rock, Eric Sbarge, Dana Stamps, II, Robert Collet Tricaro

Books Reviewed

Amanda and the Man Soul by Mary B. Moore, The Whetting Stone by Taylor Mali, Blue Velvet by Alan Catlin, The Brightest Rock by Kelly Lenox, Small Crimes by Andrea Jurjevic, New Orleans Griot: The Tom Dent Reader by Kalamu Ys Salaam, Shithouse Rat by Daniel Crocker, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte, No Such Thing as Distance by Karen Paul Holmes


Anne Kaylor, Karen Elias, Terresa Haskew, Mike James, Jeanne Julian, Alice Osborn, Richard Allen Taylor, Eric Weil


M. Scott Douglass


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