Featured Artist — Czr Prz

Click on images to enlarge. *** Caesar Perez — Czr Prz — is a Chicago native with over 20 years of street artist, illustrator, painter, designer, and installation/production artist. He’s mostly known for… Continue reading

The World Dimmed — duncan barlow

There was a paralyzing light. Something had come from the silence of dusk and cut between them, sliding headlong into them. She’d taken the brunt of it with her right flank. When the… Continue reading

3 Poems — Bradley J. Fest

2016.01 “It may just be that I am getting old and the future is already decided, but this relatively new rotting feels rather kinesthetically and digitally pleasurable, a kind of binary haptics laid… Continue reading

Versions of Heaven — Sheryl St. Germain

1 It’s the early nineties, we’re dancing alone in the house to a mix-tape I made of REM, my son’s small and we’re wild with music, which we’ve turned up loud: Calling on,… Continue reading

excerpts from Autoimmune Autobiography — Bonnie Emerick

Click Images to Enlarge. *** Bonnie Emerick has taught at colleges in Savannah, Baltimore, New York City, and Colorado. Her poetry has been published in print anthologies as well as print and online… Continue reading

Avant-Garde — Thomas Piekarski

1. Virtuoso Gaudi, Picasso, Mozart of Modern Poetry, come forth. Pour your soul into the mold, let it cool into its natural shape. Behold the onerous obstructions ahead, maudlin gods, banshees, dead leprechauns… Continue reading

Callbacks — J. M. McBirnie

                              “The only easy day was yesterday.”                               —An unofficial motto of the U.S. Navy SEALs Prologue My back presses against the panes of the door. Behind its glass the drowsy ashes cast their delicates,… Continue reading

Stories — Sandra Kohler

“…what really happened only becomes truly real once we have imagined it, that is, once we have told it to ourselves as if it were a story.” Javier Marais Scant slant light, gray… Continue reading

5 Paintings — Michael Lewandowski

Click on images to enlarge. *** Michael Lewandowski attended Kansas University from 1983-1987 studying Abstract Painting and Theatre Design. As a member of Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) from 2003-2012, examples of… Continue reading

4 Poems — Kevin Rabas

Boom Town “We used to hunt mushrooms   where your house is,” I tell Michelle. The big   houses went in around us, the cows gone   we used to shoo from the baby pool, the… Continue reading

4 Poems — Gerry LaFemina

Ballot Box The only time I ran for office the returns were delivered by our civics teacher. Since my nomination my campaign had been phenomenal, and if casinos gave odds for high school… Continue reading

For the Care and Control of the Insane — Jen Rouse

SYNOPSIS Hummingbird Girl is a poet going through the process of electroconvulsive therapy. Though the process is standard and she is merely surrounded by doctors and nurses, Hummingbird Girl is plagued by images… Continue reading

Outpatient — Ema Dumitriu

My love for this language Is custom-made Stockholm Syndrome A feral flying swan Its neck into the future Its feet into the past            (I love and bleed. Is that not            how it is… Continue reading

Shluchim: A Tale of Tel Aviv — Thomas P. Balázs

It was a night like any of a thousand I had spent precisely the same way in the same place, silently, mindlessly, waiting, heedless of anything but quiet, patient hunger. I was perched… Continue reading