October 31, 2018

Husbandry: The Old Widower at the Corner House

                          The thing, perhaps, is to plant flowers and not be afraid

His days with his wi...

October 31, 2018

     My name is John Masters, and as I sit here writing this, I realize that today is an anniversary of sorts.  It’s been almost fifty-two years to the day, of the event that changed my life forever. I hope that by putting this out to the world, I can find some justifi...

October 31, 2018

     Mel’s graduation gown billowed up in the face of another faculty member, one he didn’t recognize, disguised as they were today in their gold and scarlet renaissance gear.  

     He tried to flatten the gown against his butt, but in doing, he so dropp...

October 31, 2018

     You’d race to your funeral even if you knew it was coming. And when your boyfriend goes out of town with his painting crew and tells you not to drive his pick-up, you ignore him and drive it like a street racer chasing her personal best, to the store on the corner...

October 31, 2018

Fealty: Poetry

By Ricky Ray

Eyewear Publishing, 2018

Available on Amazon

Ricky Ray has gathered some of his fine poetry and made an interesting, musical and often magical collection. This is a collection full of honest emotion, wry humor and even a little mind-bending expe...

October 31, 2018

 Poetry: Only More So

By Millicent Borges Accardi

Salmon Poetry, available on Amazon.

Millicent Borges Accardi identifies as Portuguese-American, and many of her poems in Only More So reflect questions of identity in the broadest sense. There are the obvious references to...

October 31, 2018

     Here she comes. Samuel’s wife. That must be her boy Isaac with the reins. I watch their arrival from the window, my grandmother’s dough bowl in my hands, the ingredients for baking spread on the table behind me. The boy drives the horse and buggy to an open area n...

October 31, 2018


 

This sign appears at Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia:

THE WAVING GIRL

For 44 years, Florence Martus (1868-1943) lived on nearby Elba Island with her brother, the lighthouse keeper, and no ship arrived for Savannah or departed from 1887 to 1931 without her waving a ha...

October 31, 2018

Cease

University of Pittsburgh Press

$17 

Cease, Beth Bachmann’s third collection, takes a sledgehammer to the divisions between humanity. Walls are both metaphor and stylistic manifesto in this collection which bears witness, advocates, wails and calls for peace.

The book...

October 31, 2018

The Serenade

A cow lies on her side, panting and heaving.  

Her tongue slides out uncomfortably.

She wheezes. It won’t be long now.

It is a matter of time and discomfort.

Sometimes, this happens

when no one is around to witness —

the earth begins a lullaby.

Here I come to put...

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