C. D. Albin
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C. D. Albin
C. D. Albin was born and reared in West Plains, Missouri. He is the author of the story collection Hard Toward Home, for which he received the 2017 Missouri Author Award in Fiction. He holds a Doctor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi and has taught for many years at Missouri State University – West Plains. His stories, poems, and reviews have appeared in a number of periodicals, including Arkansas Review, Cape Rock, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Natural Bridge, and Slant. Axe, Fire, Mule will be out this Spring.
Here is a sample:
The morning after there were
thick oaks and walnuts, barreled
lengths filling the field, and when
I walked among them I thought
of mares and colts bolting in
the wind-swirled night, fragile legs
snapping, bones jagged as the
broken ends of storm-lashed limbs.
But we were blessed, nine horses
out of nine, all huddled like
cattle in the far corner
of the pasture. They are fine,
Julie said, frightened but fine.
I thought so too until I
read their eyes, and through theirs, mine.