Contributors: John Mosier, Jacek Fuksiewicz, Andrew Horton, Drago Jancar, William Marling, David C. Estes, Franci Slivnik, Ann Ceh, Armando Valladares, Miklos Jancso, Janos Kende
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Hey Patriot, whither dost thou flag wander?
What thought could be made
complete while one is thinking?
An inkling day, a little answer
for any family’s tree.
I am aware of my many nationalities.
I know the moment the fog …
Julia Cohen, Collateral Light, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013. $15.95, 92 pages.
Julia Cohen’s second full-length poetry collection is a graceful and brutal welcoming into the body of our own lives: an invitation to hold a magnifying glass up to our …0
is a perfect facsimile of human
anatomy, its hood fronted by a white
frill, its two orange flaps labial,
its tube an invitation. A slurry
of blackbirds shakes up; something
is fruiting in the kudzu. Goldfinches
spin, yellow ricochets in …
Sympathetic People, by Donna Baier Stein, Serving House Books, 2013. $13.95, 148 pages.
“What would life be without hunger?” The narrator in Donna Baier Stein’s short story “Coming Clean” asks a man with whom she has had an affair. Though …0
While this so-called Cold War may never be declared, there is no doubt that the Blessed Mother, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven.
To ex cathedra teachings must be added those …0
I don’t pretend to have been all pink
and unplucked, I knew nakedness,
knew the rattle of a leg in bed.
You rented a room from an old man
and his girlfriend, always cooking
bacon in the morning. The smell…
Contributors: Sara Adams, Bipin Aurora, Chris Barrett, Ryan Burruss, Joseph Campana, Kayla Rae Candrilli, George Elliott Clarke, Gillian Cummings, JK Daniels, Sara Femenella, Zachary Fisher, Briana Forney, Cal Freeman, D. Gilson, David B. Goldstein, Ronan Hatfull, Christopher Higgs, Nathan Hoks, …11
The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi, Night Shade Books, 2010, $10, 376 pages.
Dystopian fiction often assumes that in the future sexism and racism will be figured out. Just look at The Hunger Games. Katniss is never …1
Mrs. Bilbo, my first and best teacher, presided over grades one through five at Murphy Adventist School, a two-room A-frame that sat upon a hill, not far from a church whose members worshipped on the seventh day of the week, …2
The black-and-white photograph accompanying Quetsch’s obituary might just as likely have been taken years before or after I worked for him. I never knew him as anything but old and can’t imagine him otherwise. Yet the fact that he could …0