Poem: Kristin LaTour


Adabel Knits a Sweater She winds the skeins into balls, the center thread unwinding like a cutlass in reverse. She lotions her hands with lanolin scented with lavender and sits to cast-on the waistband of the back that will cover his shoulders, his back when he bends to draw up a rope. She plans out … Continue reading

Mid-Week Feature: Erika Adams & Sandra Marchetti


from A Detail in the Landscape Please click on the image for a closer look. Erika Adams is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. She earned a BA in both Art and Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, an MFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and studied at the Tamarind Institute where … Continue reading

Poem: Margaret Young


Lullaby Drive west with me. Night falling in the jungle night falling on the ocean falling on the children of beasts. Remember when we drove over the cliff into the tunnel, along the path scattered by the yellow moon? Do you remember how new we were, do you remember ocean animals on YouTube, souls along … Continue reading

Poem: Harold Whit Williams


Lines Composed Upon Hearing You’ve Touched Down Safely Who are these that fly like a cloud, and like doves to their windows? – Isaiah 60:8 O my peregrine beloved, you stormcloud chaser, You blue sky gypsy! I can finally exhale to whisper A prayer of thanks to any and all deities above, Below, make-believe or … Continue reading

Poem: James Cook

The Fool

The Fool admits he grew up in a mall-addled suburb Independence Mall Food Court, I’m sick of the lies. I’m sick of pretending. When I was very young, I lived for a few years on a busy street corner with commerce and civic and religious institutions nearby. And I’ve come back to that. But I … Continue reading

Poem: Andrew Nurkin


Six Panes 1 If I opened the window in the middle of my chest, if I opened it, I could not stand the singing inside me to spill out and acquire the world’s watery silence, if I opened it. 2 At first, under the wilting lilacs, I rested, as at a farmhouse sill beyond which, … Continue reading

Mid-Week Feature: Sally Deskins & Laura Madeline Wiseman


from Leave of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affection   Sally Deskins is an artist, art writer and writer. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Chicago; and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, and Painters & Poets. She has … Continue reading

Poem: Mary Buchinger


Passage of Time in Paute, Ecuador Doesn’t here. No minutes nipped off the sun’s stage, a day’s a day’s a day, June, January; what changes, only the moon hanging off the Southern Cross elusive, in this narrow sky scraped into furrows by ever-lasting peaks; absent in this time of drought, a wet to alternate with … Continue reading

Mid-Week Feature: Elizabeth Mastrangelo


Reclamation: A Prose Poetry Filmscript inspired by Gregory Crewdson photography   Elizabeth Mastrangelo’s main trade is teaching English to ninth- and eleventh-graders at an all-boys prep school. At night, she attends Emerson College’s MFA program in Creative Writing as a Dean’s Fellow. Liz freelances in her free time, ghostwriting romance novellas and website copy. She … Continue reading

Poem: Rose Hunter


[dust] when i went with him to the plaza of the snail and we ate ice cream under a plastic leaf next to one of those garbage boxes in one of those cordoned off lounges just over from the food court. the lights were dim and i choked for the second time that day and … Continue reading


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