Contributors: Jody Cordova, Joan Fay Cuccio, Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Randall Garrison, Stephen Gibson, Bruce Henricksen, B.D. Love, Todd James Pierce, James M. Tierney, William F. Van Wert, Christine Wiltz
Download Issue (pdf)1
We are now accepting submissions for our Queer Issue, Fall 2020, #45. Submit here!
Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors, by Jeanne E. Arnold, et al. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2012. $24.95, 180 pages.
A History of the World in 100 Objects, by Neil MacGregor. Viking, 2011. $30, …3
Contributors: Ilse Aichinger, Bert Almon, Marianna Andrea, Ingeborg Bachmann, Michelle Benoit, Michael Andre Bernstein, John Biguenet, Marsha Biguenet, Robert Bringhurst, Ivan Alexeyevich Bunin, Richard Chambers, Julio Cortazar, Manoj Das, Ernest Ferlita, Ken Fontenot, Dawson Gaillard, Calvin Harlan, MG Hesse, Kenneth …1
Before they found Maribelle, Arlo and Sam were scavenging the remains of a farmhouse. Just piles of charred wet wood and muddy ash. The fire had burned so hot the steel springs from a mattress were melted into a tangle …10
“What,” say you, “are you giving me advice? Indeed, have you already advised yourself, already corrected your own faults? Is this the reason why you have leisure to reform other men?” No, I am not so shameless as to undertake …3
Small in the Saddle is a children’s book by the brilliant illustrator Mark Alan Stamaty, originally published in 1975 and out of print for some time now.
It is a phantasmagorical story about the Old West, with a twist—or rather, …4
In anguish also they wail the fatal snare….
O ye that are two souls within one fire
—Dante, Inferno, Canto XXVI
The wild deer, wand’ring here & there,
Keeps the Human Soul from Care.
—William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Contributors: Janice Carlisle, Richard E. Johnson, Michele Levy. Louis Gallo, Gordon Bigelow, Fritz Breithaupt, Laura George, Thomas A. Vogler, Sharon Leah Kayfetz, Anne R. Trubek, Timothy J. Wager, Rita Signorelli-Pappas, Nick Barrett, M. Rukmini Callimachi, Sheila Mulligan Webb, James R. …0
Like yolk dribbling, fork-wounded, from a poached egg
The word wife drips from my mother’s tongue unhindered.
Sometimes a bully, even to men of God, my mother is
A spur in the preacher’s flank until he agrees to gay-marry
Wake, by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Aldrich Press, 2015. $14.00, 67 pages.
Unlike Emily Dickinson, who could not stop for death, Laura Madeline Wiseman embraces death and her cohorts—both mythological and real—in her newest poetry collection Wake. With carefully crafted images …2
The credibility of a world depends on two or three laws.
Gravity, incurable diseases kill, saying in general
alleviates the pain associated to any suffering. Good
service is rewarded, good education replaces
illiquidity, saying in general excuses any