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Hungry Words/Book Review

Icarus Rising By Don Beukes Alien Buddha Press https://alienbuddhapress.wordpress.com/blog/ ISBN-13:978-1979636162 106 pages/paperback ($9.99)   Reviewed by Heath Brougher Don Beukes’ second book Icarus Rising – Volume 1 published by Alien Buddha Press, is...

We Become Summer/Book Review

We Become Summer by Amy Barone NYQ Books https://books.nyq.org/catalog.php  2018 (ISBN: 978-1-63045-053-3) 92 pp. $15.95   Reviewed by Patricia Carragon  my Barone, author of Kamikaze Dance (Finishing...

Hungry Words/Book Review

HUNGRY WORDS By R. Bremner Alien Buddha Press Erie, PA 2018 $9.89 Paperback: 62 pages. 6”x9” ISBN # 9781724991140 Review by Richard Paul Bremner’s Hungry Words takes us on a trip through city streets, suburban sidewalks, and several minds in varying degrees of health...

Poena Damni/Poetry Review

Poena Damni Review/essay by Toti O’Brien   Dimitris Lyacos Poena Damni (2018) (Translated by Shorsha Sullivan) Shoestring Press http://www.shoestring-press.com/ ISBN: 978-1-912524-01-3 (3 book box set, $19.95)        1.      Who is the man in Z213?      The...

Thomas Merton’s Pulitzer Nod/John Smelcer & Paul Pearson

Thomas Merton was a man of singular faith, conviction, and humility. He was a vociferous advocate of social justice, racial equality, and peace and a staunch critic of America’s war in Vietnam. Despite the unnerving fact that people wanted to harm him (Merton once wrote how men who planned to waylay him would stake out the dirt road to his hermitage), he remained resolute, like his friend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brian Cullman on W. S. Merwin

  W. S. Merwin: In memoriam   by Brian Cullman Contributing Writer   y parents had dinner with Robert Frost once. They said he stared at his lamb chops angrily, stopped, fixed his eyes on them, and...

Lucinda Watson/Poetry

MURMURATION “A rare gathering of starlings that looks like dancing clouds” passed over my head this morning like a shiver in a graveyard. Murmuration The sky darkened, my dogs slowed their pace, and I still struggled to hold up the dike against the flood of winter. My...

Joe Weil/Poetry

  The flowers offend me because they are filthy-- their roots scraggly with dirt And the sky offends me because it is bigger than I and how  dare that sky dwarf me? And you offend me because... well just because. I think you like flowers I think you like the sky. You...

Shane Carreon/Poetry

Kinilaw  One of these days I am going to ask my father how to make kinilaw, raw anchovies or tuna steeped in vinegar and coconut milk, the pieces eaten by hand from a communal bowl and eaten only with people you trust. Each anchovy held by its head, deftly deboned by...

Dave Roskos/Poetry

GATEKEEPERS If I say “Lock out the gatekeepers!” does it make me a gatekeeper? Some gates slam shut so fast they can sever a limb Other gates more lackadaisical, hinged on whims Saint Peter, the ultimate gatekeeper! (Heaven must be quite a club) Robert Frost said...

Emily Vogel reviews “Day Counter”

    Motherhood: An Erasure of the Self? A Review of “Day Counter, by Sara Mumolo Paperback: 80 pages Publisher: Omnidawn (October 30, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1632430606 ISBN-13: 978-1632430601 Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.3 x 8.9 inches   By...

Claudia Serea & Maria Haro/TWOXISM

      TWOXISM poems and visual art     by Claudia Serea and Maria Haro 8th House Publishing (Montreal, Canada, 2018) 6” x 9”, paperback, 112 pages ($20.00) http://www.8thhousepublishing.com/8thHouseStore/poetry/twoxism-by-claudia-serea-maria-haro.html...

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