Poetry

The Queen Cannot Reply to Your Email

REID MITCHELL is a New Orleanian teaching in China. More specifically, he is a Scholar in Jiangsu Province’s 100 Foreign Talents Program, and a Professor of English at Yancheng Teachers University. He is also Consulting Editor of CHA: AN ASIAN LITERARY JOURNAL. His poems have been published by CHA, ASIA LITERARY REVIEW, IN POSSE, and elsewhere and he has a collection due out from a small press in Berlin. Way back in the 20th century, he published the novel A MAN UNDER AUTHORITY. He also had a separate career as an historian of the American Civil War. Read more →

Today is as Good as It Gets

CHARLENE LANGFUR is an organic gardener, a rescued dog advocate, a Syracuse University Graduate Writing Fellow. Her most recent publications include a series of poems in POETRY EAST and WEBER-THE CONTEMPORARY WEST (2016&2019), an essay in STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY (Dec 2018) and poems in 2018 in GRAVEL, CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW, THE CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY and a number of other magazines and journals.
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This Moment

KURT LUCHS has poems published in Into the Void, Antiphon, and The Sun Magazine, and won the 2017 Bermuda Triangle Poetry Prize. He founded the literary humor site TheBigJewel.com, and has written humor for the New Yorker, the Onion and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, as well as writing comedy for television and radio. Sagging Meniscus Press published his humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny). His poetry chapbook, One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, is forthcoming. More of his work, both poetry and humor, is at kurtluchs.com. Read more →

Five Poems

SIMON PERCHIK is an American poet who is known for his highly personal, non-narrative style of poetry. Perchik’s work has appeared in over 20 books, websites including Verse Daily, Jacket and numerous print magazines, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Partisan Review, The Nation, North American Review, Weave Magazine, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, and CLUTCH. His poetry collection, Hands Collected was longlisted for the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry. Read more →

Grapefruit

MALCOLM GLASS is one of the founders of the new literary movement l’Écrit Cinématique, a group of writers whose work is visual and aural, with minimal narration and exposition. These writers prefer to rely on image and dialogue to engage and affect the reader. For sixty years, Glass has published work in all genres in many literary journals and magazines, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and The Sewanee Review. In November, 2018, Finishing Line Press released his newest collection of poems, Mirrors, Myths, and Dreams. Read more →

Parental Concern

GENEVIEVE BETTS is the author of the poetry collection An Unwalled City (Prolific Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in The Tishman Review, New Mexico Review, Hotel Amerika, The Literary Review, and in other journals and anthologies. She teaches creative writing for Arcadia University’s low-residency MFA program and lives in Santa Fe.
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Two Poems

KELLY R. SAMUELS lives and works as an adjunct English instructor in the upper Midwest. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The Summerset Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Construction, Sweet Tree Review, Salt Hill Journal, and RHINO. Read more →

Two Poems

ED AHERN resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had a hundred eighty poems and stories published so far, and three books. His collected fairy and folk tales, The Witch Made Me Do It, a novella The Witches’ Bane, and his collected fantasy stories, Capricious Visions. He works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors. Read more →

Heroin Graveyard

JULIA EDINGER is an emerging writer who has published work in “Mind Murals”, “The Buzz Book”, “The Mill”, and “Bridge”. She will be receiving an English degree from The University of Toledo in May, 2018. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society. She is currently seeking a job in publishing. For more information, visit juliaedinger.wixsite.com/write. Read more →

Two Poems

Roger Howard is a retired surgeon from Michigan who has relocated to the Clearwater, FL area. He has taken writing classes at The Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York City and has been writing poetry for over 12 years. His poems have been published in ODET, a Tampa Bay literary journal, The Esthetic Apostle, the pamplemousse literary journal and in the periodical The Senior Voice. He can frequently be heard reading at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center in Safety Harbor, Florida and is a member of the Safety Harbor Writers and Poets group. The poem he continually comes back to for reflection and inspiration is “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Read more →