Roisín Browne’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

Lámha*   His hands clasped fingers trussed, a candle wax form poured by Round Towered Holy men. Yellowed mesh stretched out and...

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Aidan Chafe’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

Perfect Death   If I could choose it would be from a thousand of your kisses each placed on a different part of my body like...

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Rachel Smith’s Poetry

Jun 29, 2017 by

Dragonflies   The life cycle of Anisoptera also known as the dragonfly, consists of copulation, which lasts 1-2 minutes, then...

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Death and Failure

Jun 29, 2017 by

A COFFEE HOUSE CHAT with Dr. Faith Banks Alex Risen and I are happy to have snagged Faith Banks (hospice veterinarian and recent...

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Poetry Winner Barbara Black

May 11, 2017 by

microconundrums   unheard music you swallowed a songbird its beak stuck on the same wrong note this is no time for minor...

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Poetry Finalist Sharon Black

May 10, 2017 by

  Painting   We don’t talk about the subject, its tilted head, the fat comma of its body swelling out of the frame. In the...

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Poetry Finalist Angela Stubbs

May 9, 2017 by

  I’m an Expert at Confessions   I’d love to steal one of your brother’s vintage cars and go for a spin. If I said come...

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Poetry Finalist Iris Dunkle

May 8, 2017 by

  Charmian London Meets Harry Houdini That the heart is not shaped like a trick box though velvet-tongued, though bottomed with...

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2017 Poetry Contest Longlist

Apr 24, 2017 by

Congratulations to these talented poets: Erin Armstrong      Sara Backer Rana Bitar               Barbara Black Sharon Black        ...

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Talk to Me #10: Chase Compton

Jan 9, 2017 by

Where you learned to love.  I suppose I learned to love from watching my parents do it. They’ve been together forever, and...

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Yoga, Divorce and Self-Publish...

Dec 19, 2016 by

A COFFEE HOUSE CHAT with Mike MacConnell. “We met. I loved. She left.” Mike’s six-word story, published on our...

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Talk to Me #9: Drew Hayden Tay...

Nov 28, 2016 by

  When you learned to love. I learned to love in a community. Because we were so small and close, I was literally surrounded by...

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Nonfiction Finalist Minna Dubi...

Aug 30, 2016 by

You & Me: The Prologue Age 3 – When we are the same You You run down the big stairs to find your father in his basement workshop,...

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Melanie Malinowski for Nonfict...

Jun 27, 2016 by

 Arena Rock   By now, I’m crying. We are somewhere near the North Carolina border in psychedelic snow blurs, traversing an icy...

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Talk to me #7: Barbara Radecki...

May 8, 2016 by

Where you learned to love.  Barbara: The easy answer is that I learned to love at home. I have loving parents and sisters and I grew...

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