Mid-Week Feature: Erika Adams & Sandra Marchetti

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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

In Place Podcast: Mark Cugini

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Our eighth episode of the In Place Podcast features selections from Mark Cugini’s recent set at Eastern Point Lit House in Gloucester, MA. Mark is a long-time friend and we are so pleased to have him back on the blog. He is editor of Big Lucks and the curator of the THREE TENTS Reading Series … Continue reading

Excerpt: Marion Cohen

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From Sizes Only Slightly Distinct Weird Consumer Offerings 1) Weird Clothing Store It contains a single rack and the clothes are all the same. Moreover, in order to make a purchase, you have to first register in the back room. There’s a piece of paper with five large wobbly letters to identify. They want to … Continue reading

Mid-Week Feature: Sally Deskins & Laura Madeline Wiseman

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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

Excerpt: Mathieu Cailler

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From Clotheslines Clotheslines On the hot summer day the girl helps her mother with the laundry Plucks soggy clothes from the basket— weighty and full Stands on her tippy toes and flings jeans over the string She loves the indigo blue of her dad’s denim and the whisper white of her mother’s nightgown It’s like … Continue reading

In Place Podcast: Dillon J. Welch

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Our seventh episode of the In Place Podcast features Dillon J. Welch’s recent set at Eastern Point Lit House in Gloucester, MA. Dillon was one of the first poets we featured on Extract(s) after Jenn heard him read at an open mic in Newmarket, NH. He was an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire … Continue reading

Excerpt: Marc J. Frazier

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From After Ancestry She stares for months, sits on the porch steps crying. He cannot trust her hands on me. Charged like a battery, pumped with insulin, she dangles a trembling rosary. She is not the woman he knows, but he prepares to love her. Returned home, relatives bring casseroles, ham; her still hands—twins in … Continue reading

Mid-Week Feature: Kenneth Pobo & Stacy Esch

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from When the Light Turns Green Sometimes Loneliness Can’t Be Cured You wake up, head for school where you learn you’re not human, that you can be tortured easily, minute by minute, teachers in on the joke as they turn away, a few joining in. Mom and dad see how withdrawn you’ve become. Mom prays. … Continue reading

Excerpt: Lauren Gordon

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From Meaningful Fingers  You Can’t Eat the Grief when grief is eating you because you are hollowed like you have been drinking Drano, but you find yourself in a checkout lane with a bag boy who looks lupine in his beard and those plugs that stretch ear lobes until they are twin strips of silly … Continue reading

Excerpt: Alex Stolis

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From Justice for All S.B. May 30th 2002 I don’t have anything to say. I am just sorry about what I did. Remember your first taste of the body of Christ. A brittle snap in a dry throat, then silence. Unrepentant and ready to bring back to life that once upon a time: when a … Continue reading

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