Monthly Archives: June 2014

“My Blue Heaven” by David Keller

(William Matthews, 1942–1997) “Ah, all the elves are at the toyshop,” he said, looking up as he approached the porch, meaning, I thought then, to refer to the others as mischief-makers, revelers, fellow weirdoes, which of course they were, and … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of June 30th

Events Jack Ridl, East Lansing (Michigan) July 1-2, workshop News Adriana Páramo’s memoir, My Mother’s Funeral, was awarded an honorable mention in the Best Biography category by the Latino Book Awards Susan Jackson had two poems published in the current issue of Lips: … Continue reading

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Salamander reviews “door of thin skins”

These lines are a relief, but are also an example of how layout and letters work together in this collection to recreate the experience of the speaker. The layout shows both the writer’s visual aptitude and her awareness of how music … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of June 23rd

Events Dawn Potter, Frost Place (Franconia, NH) Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. Dawn will be reading from her new collection Same Old Story For more info, visit Frost Place Kevin Carey, Eldredge Public Library (Chatham, MA) Thursday, June 26 at 7pm … Continue reading

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From Eliot Katz: A Letter to Allen on the State of the State, May 2013

Can you imagine having, as Eliot Katz did, the iconic Allen Ginsberg as your “generous teacher and friend” for twenty years? No wonder this poem radiates love, respect, and gratitude–not only for Ginsberg himself but also what Ginsberg stood for. Though Katz can’t, as … Continue reading

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“How to Fight Off Hungers” by Teresa Carson

At first: under table when he explodes, on windowsill when her eyes blank. (Fold up in corner of closet at chorus of slamming doors.) The week in bed with chicken pox: drab woolen army blanket, wrinkled sheet, her fringed chenille … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of June 16th

Events Wanda S. Praisner, Bernardsville Library (Bernardsville, NJ) Sunday, June 22 at 2pm Wanda will be part of The Crafty Poet Reading Visit Bernardsville Library for more info News  Kevin Carey has a new a chapbook of fiction The Beach People, … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of June 9th

News Michael Miller has two poems in the forthcoming special The Literature and War issue of The Sewanee Review  Nin Andrews has three poems in Anthem Events Celia Bland and artist Dianne Kornberg: Madonna Comix, a collaboration of poetry and image On exhibit at Lesley … Continue reading

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Chronogram Reviews “door of thin skins”

Word-art is made from individual words and phrases […] Dentz’s multilayered fractured narrative dazzles. Read the full review here

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Book Press Release: My Crooked House

My Crooked House by Teresa Carson Foreword by Randy Frost, Ph.D.   House and home, with all their literal and figurative meanings, are the central tropes in Teresa Carson’s intensely candid second book of poems, MY CROOKED HOUSE (CavanKerry Press; … Continue reading

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