Poetry

Tricks of Lights/Poetry Book Review

REVIEW   Tricks of Light: New and Selected Poems by Thad Rutkowski, (New York: Great Weather for Media, 2020) Publication date: April 6, 2020 $18.00 ISBN: 978-0-9981440-7-8 Paperback, 100 pages   By Jim Feast Readers know from poems in Thad Rutkowski’s delightful...

Alan Britt

IT’S NOT OVER TILL WE SAY IT’S OVER   That’s why they’re called safety matches; duck your head before striking. That’s when the tarnished Indian elephant coin bank with iron-stripped flathead screw divorced both ribcages spilling wheat pennies, buffaloes, Mercury...

Miriam O’Neal/Poetry Book Review

          Carolyn Welch The Garden of Fragile Beings (2019) Finishing Line Press https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/the-garden-of-fragile-beings-by-carolyn-welch/ ISBN:978-1- 63534-736-4 6” X 9”, paperback, 88 pages ($19.99)     A...

Laura Boss/Poetry

THIS THANKSGIVING   This Thanksgiving my husband and I went to Atlanta       to spend Thursday through Sunday       with his very caring daughter Jim and I had gotten up at 3:20 a.m. and were       at the airport by 5 My new husband ( not so different       from...

Our Back Yard: Mick McMahon/Poetry

 Death of a Dandelion   The day I died was not just one day. It was a year, maybe two, maybe three – It was slow. It was painful And it went unnoticed. The sun still rose. The day I died, I did not go coughing. There was no sobbing, no wheezing, I did not die...

Our Back Yard: Keery Hastings/Poetry

Body Buried Body burned into a wooden box Or maybe gently paced into a casket; Dug just a bit too high underground. Dressed in a last pair of clothes; Hands to chest – A lonely name ground into pink marbled stone; Settled under the next available lot – The leaves from...

Our Back Yard/Poetry Review by Emily Vogel

Since Sunday   BRITTANY TOMASELLI Distributed for Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.  48 pages | 5 1/2 x 7 | © 2019 Paper $13.95ISBN: 9781632430731Published October 2019   By Emily Vogel Poetry Editor Brittany Tomaselli’s most recent collection of poems, “Since Sunday”...

Our Back Yard: Mike Foldes/Poetry

          Dreaming in Hungarian Miskolc, Eger, Budapest, letcho, goulash, paprikash, nem, egan, dobos torte, smooth roads, fenceless fields ideally suited for horse-drawn wagons to leave wakes of  broken grasses, transitory roadways for...

The Number Five… /Book Review

          Bob Heman and Cindy Hochman The Number 5 Is Always Suspect — Collaborative Poems Presa Press, 2019 http://presapress.com/the-number-5-is-always-suspect-collaborative-poems ISBN: none (6” x 9”, paperback, 36 pages ($8.00)  ...

Marc Darnell/Poetry

Gadget Man is a juicy machine-- a talking sack of fluids, no soul, I mean no aura, no spirit seen. If you ask druids if man is a juicy machine they'll say he's a stream in sync with all the gods, but no soul.  I mean well, though I seem cold, inhumanly rude to say man...

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;...

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...

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...

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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