2 Poems — Ellen Elder

Another Wedding Season –After Elif Batuman’s article “The Ice Renaissance” in the May 29, 2006 issue of The New Yorker St. Petersburg, 1740 It was so cold the brandy froze. Bats fell from… Continue reading

The Moth — Toti O’Brien

I couldn’t believe it let me come close, push the corner of its wing against the concrete, momentarily pinning it to the wall. Catching it under my cupped hand wasn’t possible: it was… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Garik Karapetyan

Click Images to Enlarge. *** Garik Karapetyan is an Armenian artist who lives and works in Armenia, France, and the U.K. His work has been exhibited in France, the U.S., Armenia, Germany, Lebanon,… Continue reading

Two poems — Rachel Nagelberg

Do Androids Dream of Dick? I participate in the illusion  I have a credit card  I buy mostly organic  I’m paying back my student loans  some nights I experience  gaps  in the artifice— my pupils dilate  my belly shakes  ( my nervous… Continue reading

Hands — Wendell Mayo

I first noticed him in my interpersonal communication course. Unlike my students in typical autumn attire, he wore, devotedly, a charcoal three-piece suit with dark pinstripes running throughout that made him seem, in… Continue reading

‘Merica — Peter Burzynski

Just thinking about the sheer un-tethered ferocity of your talons as you slam down from your rocky perch grabbing hold of a six-pack of infant rabbits and raining them down on the sleepy… Continue reading

Bamboo is green in every season Blue in memory — JoAnna Scandiffio

Isoda Okamura, the famed painter of courtesans remembered not what they wore as samurai approached them before the tea house door, but the sound of their voices, falling like snow birds, as they… Continue reading

6 Photographs — Fabrice Poussin

Click Images to Enlarge. *** Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and more than… Continue reading

Days of Wine and Anvils — Julie Wenglinski

He’s a psychiatrist for the astronauts with a cubist right eye that sees multiple views at once. He tells me the cellular tug of tension I feel is the delusion we all have… Continue reading

THE CHILDREN AT THE WEDDING #10 — Darren C. Demaree

Greasy lips & the kiss & the kiss & remnants of this & this swift Alabama trip. I’ve been home & I was already home & I don’t think I’ll ever wash my… Continue reading

New Wine in Old Wineskins — Kevin Brown

I make lists:             books I’ve read             movies watched             a journal of who I have been             what I will do, hypothetically             poems I write and the journals that don’t want them (ever the pessimist,… Continue reading