The first print volume from Slow Trains (July 2002) celebrates some of the best writing on the Web, from more than three dozen writers around the globe, soaring in imagination and experience from a whimsical Clown Trilogy, to reflections on 9/11, to intricate tales of childhood and baseball and hope.

Slow Trains exists on the Web as a celebration of great writing, with an emphasis on fiction, essays, and poetry that reflect the spirit of adventure, the exploration of the soul, the energies of imagination, and the experience of Big Fun. Music, travel, sex, humor, love, loss, art, spirituality, childhood/coming of age, baseball, and dreams -- these are a few of our favorite things -- but most of all we are there to share the ideas, the memories, and the visions that our writers are most passionate about.


Susannah Indigo is the editor of Slow Trains Literary Journal.

Fiction: Michael L. Braverman, Isabelle Carruthers, Jerry G. Erwin, Adhara Law, Patricia Ann McNair, Aaron Paulson,Diane Payne, Ron Porter, Tom Sheehan, Oona Short, and Anne Tourney.

Essays: Jeff Beresford-Howe, Judy Bunce, Derek Jenkins, Marc Levy, Brian Peters, David A. Taylor, and Brian Weiss.

Poetry: Jon Blackstock, Pasquale Capocasa, John Eivaz, Richard Evans, Gerald Forshey, Michael K. Gause, Robert Gibbons, Kathryn Gresham-Lancaster, Tony Gruenewald, Harold Janzen, Rebecca Lu Kiernan, Derek Kittle, P.J. Nights, Jennie Orvino, Scott Poole, Jessy Randall, William Sovern, and Itir Toksöz.

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ISBN 0971662339
Samba Mountain Press
255 pages