From Joanne Vannicola’s Memoir...

Jun 29, 2017 by

Walking Through Glass   I never knew what condition she would be in when I arrived at the hospital: if she would be lucid,...

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Michael Mau’s Fiction

Jun 29, 2017 by

A Prayer to My Daughter   When you are gone, please don’t go to heaven. Don’t rise up out of your body and sprout wings and play...

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Erin Armstrong’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

The Red Crane   When you move through the world of indecision, it is easy to forget what you already knew: The red crane...

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Pamela Dillon’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

The Winter Morning (With apologies to Mary Oliver)   Who do you think you are? Who were you before that very last ending? Who...

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Iris Dunkle’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

This is How Jack London Died   The day was overcast, like this one. It was November after all and the sky held its breath like a...

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Jane Morgan’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

Little One   You are unclouded hope and I am the empty reach of sky. I danced a tiny suit as if it held you, blindly...

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Kim Echlin on Love and Death

Jun 29, 2017 by

We wanted author Kim Echlin’s thoughts on ‘Love and Death,’ as both figure so prominently in her work. Master...

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Talk to Me #12: David Layton

Jun 25, 2017 by

Where you learned to love. I imagine that love, like all our other emotions, is an instinct we are born with, but learning how to...

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2017 Poetry Contest Shortlist

May 4, 2017 by

  Congratulations to our shortlisted poets! Starting Monday we will publish a finalist a day (in no particular order as we are...

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From Leslie Shimotakahara’s No...

Apr 10, 2017 by

  After the Bloom   The Desert, 1943   At first, he faded into the mountain’s shadow. Lily’s eyes played tricks on...

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Angela Stubbs’ Poetry

Apr 10, 2017 by

  Feedback of Desire   I want to crack an egg on your ass, fix your chipped nail polish, read those poems you never...

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Talk to Me #11: Leslie Shimota...

Apr 10, 2017 by

  Where you learned to love.  The first two years of my life were spent in Trinidad, where my parents moved shortly after I’d...

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The Light Dark Side of Stories

Mar 19, 2017 by

A COFFEE HOUSE CHAT with Barbara Radecki Alex Risen and I are sitting down with a pensive Barbara Radecki, as she talks about acting,...

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Marjorie Stewart’s Non-Fiction...

Mar 8, 2017 by

  Stink: A Love Story     She swallowed the spider to catch the fly…   I like to be on the cutting edge of...

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Willow Verkerk’s Fiction

Mar 8, 2017 by

  The Woman with Eyes of Gold   I. Hello, my Name is Nina and I’m Here to Make You Love Me You will find me beside the...

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