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Editor's Intro: BOO-YAH!

by Michele McDannold

- Poetry -



A tornado of blood is comingit’s just over the horizon and | it’s coming for us all and no | one will be spared and its time | ...
   by Theron Moore

After the Blade, the BlameAfter they're not in love with you anymore |         you've changed, your penis is two ...
   by James Valvis

are they devils?she told me that god-didn't-give-more- | than-you-can-take stuff wasn't true | later had another ...
   - for regan -
   by Peter Schwartz

at jack’s gravei always feel | like i just missed you | if we go to one of the houses | that you lived in | the ...
   by John Grochalski

Cages For GodForget your churches, | mosques and temples | places where dreams | are exposed | and visions turn | ...
   by Craig Firsdon

Cows Make the Best Meteorologists PantoumAll thirty-three cows, | with a bull in the corner | all bunched up together. | It's going to rain. | | ...
   by Cindy M. Kelly

Darth Vader is robbing banks in Long IslandThe universe is only the size of my bookshelf, | and tonight space is expanding | with a river of ...
   - -For Casey -
   by Nicholas Orlando Bruno

Easy afternoonSometimes God likes to drink whiskey | with me: | the hard stuff, | no chaser - | | we sit in the ...
   by Peycho Kanev

fathers of the little darlingswith their Wall Street Journals, | Daily Investors, Forbes Magazines | and their ...
   by Alan Catlin

ghosts burnghosts burn in the singing world | where they crossed all the borders | to sleep or be | | as they ...
   by David McLean

Holy MinimalismAh, there’s no friends like the old friends, she said, | when all is said and done, no friends ...
   by Sarah Sarai

Independence Day DreamFireflies ignite | the Civil War | of my Gettysburg back yard. | | Independence Day groans | below ...
   by Alan Britt

JusticeThat rheumy-eyed dog saw it—saw it and knows— | says nothing, but only sits | breathing ...
   by Andrew Periale

NailedMy brother was a carpenter, | long-haired and unemployed | like a Christ-figure | who made me think | ...
   by Andrew Rihn

Never Let Me Goin the gloss of early light | she walked the water front, | cold clear bay water | when she started ...
   by Lyn Lifshin

Poems as baseball metaphorI hope they bring the spectators | more of the memories I have thrown | in my spotted career: the ...
   by Harry Calhoun

Pondering BobAfter watching Martin Scorsese’s | No Direction Home: Bob Dylan | | No envy, fear, or ...
   by Thomas Zimmerman

Strange LoveDance the sky dark | and come for me | like a summer storm, | a secret song, | like a spirit feasting ...
   by JM Reinbold

Sugarhardens into wings that want to push out through | my ...
   by Cindy M. Kelly

The Dogs of ParisIt was on a boulevard in Paris | Not long after traipsing to Cannes | That his valiant heart ...
   by Steven Gulvezan

The Featured PoetR.P. Daniels has been writing three years | and has a dozen collections of poetry out, including | ...
   by M.P. Powers

The Lossesnot just the deaths, | those sink holes your | heart is gulped in and | those black velvet | scarves ...
   by Lyn Lifshin

traffic stainswe are all  s  t  a  i  n  e  d | | with the blood of un | ...
   by Michelle Williams

WeightHappiness weighs. | | Days that glaze perfection, | all airy blues and California colors - | peach ...
   by Janet Butler

What Is This Love That You Speak Of?You are a painter | and I am a writer | and so I knew | breaking commandments | would be a given | | | ...
   by Holly Jaffe

Winter CountsThis skin is tribe scribe | to my winter counts, | my score scoured | with stubborn notes | aural and ...
   by Anna Donovan

- Fiction -



20 YearsI HAD JUST RETURNED from depositing the weekend earnings of the strip club where I work. The clerk ...
   - In the Presence of the Damned -
   by Luis Rivas

At the Star Trek ConventionERIC AND MATT, ALONG WITH TEN OTHER PEOPLE, took the elevator to the second floor of the hotel. It ...
   by Margaret Karmazin

Bayou ScarsBlade cuts. Blood runs. Scars remain. | | The words were burnt into the weathered wood above ...
   by Mary Ann Loesch

Doctor's OrdersIT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING and my first patient is a pretty little thing who needs more Xanax. ...
   by Randi Suzanne Meyer

Draining AudreyAudrey came in later. She absently kicked off her heels as she looked around. The black carpets; ...
   by Brent Powers

First Plane HomeOne | We’re on the March with Ally’s Army | | Scotland are ganna win the World ...
   - We’re on the March with Ally’s Army -
   by Jon Tait

KamikazeHOLLY HAD A LIMP. He had a limp and this stupid grin like he wanted to be Elvis, one side of his ...
   by Samuel Snoek-Brown

LipsCYNTHIA HAD BEEN EASY TO KILL. Harry had found her address in the local directory. She lived in ...
   by David Hughes

Murphy's WakeIT WAS THE LAST TIME I WOULD GO TO FINN, I swore to myself as I searched for him in the Elmdale ...
   by Steve Wheeler

Please Don't Eat The FishPlease Don’t Eat The Fish | Two men set out on a boat. Trout leap. Or maybe they’re bass. ...
   by Len Kuntz

SincerityI REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I delivered a letter to 3102 Greenwood Lane. It bore a blue German stamp ...
   by Michelle Ong

That stinkWhile in the grocery store, my daughter revealed to me that her teacher recommended she begin ...
   by Josh Olsen

The Bastards Were Everywhere and Would EndureBASTARDS is what I called them. Not to their faces, mind you, but inside my head. The neighbors ...
   by William Taylor Jr.

The Man with Patches on His Pants“I’M NOT GOING TO FIGHT WITH YOU,” announced Sam as he got up from the couch. Megan sobbed as ...
   by J. Claudius Cloyd

The Recession Hits the 'Burbs | WE RUN OUT THE BACK WITH THE MONEY BAGS, through the alley to the car and we're home free. And ...
   by Dylan Gilbert

Two Weeks in Hell's KitchenSAMANTHA PLAYED VIOLA IN THE SUBWAY and on the streets, her case open for tips. I heard her. I’d ...
   by Mike Boyle


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