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The Memory of Objects/Book Review

  Bad Harvest (ISBN-13: 978-0887486388) by Dzvinia Orlowsky Carnegie Mellon University Press https://www.cmu.edu/universitypress/ 5.5” x 8.5” paperback, 80 pages $15.95   THE MEMORY OF OBJECTS Review by Olena Jennings   [dropcap style="font-size: 46px;...

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Ava, Lana and Old Bob Campbell

Ava, Lana and Old Bob Campbell

Photo by Ashutosh Nandeshwar on Unsplash ***   Ava, Lana, and Old Bob Campbell   by Wayne Turmel Contributing Writer Las Vegas, 2018 ob Campbell was seventy-five by this point. He was never much of a BS...

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Navigating Sicily/Travel

Navigating Sicily/Travel

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash ***  Navigating Sicily   by Carol Severino Contributing Writer s an Italian American (half Sicilian, one-quarter Neapolitan) who takes Italian courses and...

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Susan Hodara/Creative Nonfiction

Susan Hodara/Creative Nonfiction

n the forlorn lot, I take a look. Headlights entirely gone, grille curved inward, metal crunched. “Fuuuuckkk!” The word surges from me as I clench my fists, furious at the deer, sad for my mother, who was so proud of the care that had gone into this car, so pleased that Sofie would have it.

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The Music of the Aztecs/Poetry Review

  The Music of the Aztecs Edited by David B. Churchill Pony One Dog Press (Paper, $19.95) (ISBN #978-0-9753095-4-4: 115 pages) PO Box 30552 Bethesda, MD 20824     The Music of the Aztecs Review by Bill Cushing Contributing Writer [dropcap...

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Steve Dalachinsky/Poetry

the club                                                                                       ok so dolphy left the country  & i just missed trane but i got to see ayler doesn’t that qualify me for the club? where are the wash clothes when you need one & why...

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Steve Carter/Poetry

                        "The Slave Ship"                               J.M.W. Turner (British School)                                          1775-1851 A wash of color. Red emerges, then yellow, white, finally the darker colors. A streak of brightness, neither yellow...

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Entwined/Creative Nonfiction

Entwined/Creative Nonfiction

Entwined is a creative nonfiction piece that pulls readers into an unexpected intersection between the narrator, an ambiguous stranger, and a girl. This unsettling meeting mirrors the author’s own troubled emotional state, as she struggles to separate the two to reveal the truth of the encounter.

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A Grand Adventure/Fiction

A Grand Adventure/Fiction

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — Georges Seurat. Art Institute of Chicago *** A Grand Adventure   by Gina Willner-Pardo er elderly mother’s death left Laila Rayburn untethered, a condition she had never...

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A Room in the World/Fiction

A Room in the World/Fiction

A hundred-dollar radio lurks on the hutch playing its concoction of progressive radio and commercial crap at low volume. By the radio a red scaly organizer suns itself under a craning lamp.

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The Reunion/Marlene Olin

He packed a week before his flight, bringing twice the amount of clothes that he needed. A sport coat in case people were dressing up. Jeans in case people were dressing down. A sweater in case it was cold. A golf shirt in case it was warm. For the first time in his life, Calvin went to a fancy salon where they manicured his nails and shaved his beard. He felt buffed and polished, his engine in good working order, his chassis gleaming. He read and reread each of Miriam’s books. He felt ready to tackle the world.

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Rustin Larson/Poetry

Me, Being Rude A woman knocks, asks what I think the purpose of life is. Possible answers: 1) No. No, thank you. 2) The purpose of life is to not be asked such questions. 3) There is no purpose. Life just is. If the rose-petal goddess likes me, that’s a good thing....

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The Music of the Aztecs/Book Review

“A Sibyl of Fortune,” Jan Claire Starkey’s segment, touches on the mythic — both legendary and personal — from “God” to “The Sphinx,” and she recalls her childhood in “Magic Castles.” However, she really shines when undertaking one of the most irresistible topics for poets — that of Icarus — in “Above the Labyrinth.” However, this rendition takes after the stance of a mother as onlooker to her progeny’s downfall.

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Bruce McRae/Poetry

In The Beginning Was Their End The prophecy suggests the same old sun in the same old story. That the sky will brighten come morning. The prophecy tells us, without a doubt, an infant shall be led by death. It’s written in your book of the stars. It’s written in...

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Lisa Dougherty/Poetry

A Raggity-Anne Her hair was short.  A kind of long Bob.  She was day-cared for the night time working Mom.  So she found my lap familiar.  First it was story time.   Sat her there.  Moved her arms as if they were an extension of we can be ridiculous sometimes.  She’d...

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