The Copenhagen Quartet by Thomas E. Kennedy

The Copenhagen Quartet by Thomas E. Kennedy

Four independent novels about the souls and seasons, the light and jazz and serving houses of the Danish capital.  Each volume can be read independently…

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An Excerpt from "In the Company of Angels"

An Excerpt from “In the Company of Angels”

Thomas E. Kennedy An excerpt from In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury, 2010) by Thomas E. Kennedy.  Reprinted with permission of Bloomsbury Publishers and Thomas…

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In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury, 2010) Book Review

In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury, 2010) Book Review

Duff Brenna   In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury, 2010) by Thomas E. Kennedy   Kennedy’s timely new novel gives us an inside look at…

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Within Frames

Within Frames

  Christopher Woods   He arrives in the dream already begun. Before, many times. He takes his place. On a beach, in Italy or Spain….

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Parkie, Tanker, Tiger of Tobruk

Parkie, Tanker, Tiger of Tobruk

  Tom Sheehan Hardly with a hop, skimp and a jump did Frank Parkinson come home from Tobruk, Egypt, North Africa, madness, World War II…

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STREET CORNER

STREET CORNER

Laura Gail Grohe   The boys on the corner used to eat me with their eyes. “Yo baby, what’s your name?” “Hey mamma, wanna go…

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The Truth, Nothing but the Truth: The Lady in the Red Dress

The Truth, Nothing but the Truth: The Lady in the Red Dress

Sam Hamod                                                                                         In honor of the foremost lady of American and world journalism, Helen Thomas   It’s a long drive in the 1940s from…

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For the New Year

For the New Year

Sam Hamod   And now  let us believe in the long year given to us new untouched full of things that have never been  …

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The Chance to Say

The Chance to Say

Denise Douros i turned each page of the photo album watched each of us age together from childhood, up on through to the last place…

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Home Run

Home Run

R.T. Sedgwick   Home to help with the final cleaning, he chucks the battered, un-oiled glove, shrouded in mold and attic dust, too warped to…

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4 A.M.

4 A.M.

R.T. Sedgwick   might be a good time to begin a poem such as this but I’ve heard it’s the most brittle hour of the…

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Hour and a Half

Hour and a Half

  Beau Boudreaux   When you’re from New Orleans Illinois means winter, a cold tongue stuck to the pole… Sophia moved to Chicago with American…

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Midwest Day

Midwest Day

  Beau Boudreaux   Before the hurricane spun New Orleans he kissed his bombshell blonde from Chalmette packed up the battered Celica and headed to…

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In My Home City

In My Home City

  Farida Samerkhanova   Эта огромная глыба камня Посреди желтого ковра, Вытканного из листьев, Был свидетелем того, как Великий танцор Играл когда-то В этом парке…

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Tense Darkness

Tense Darkness

Farida Samerkhanova   Напряженность темноты Я жду тебя в ночи, и не могу дождаться,  И наступает момент, когда мое тело Превращается в мягкую ватную Куклу,…

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Speaking for Others: The Poetry of Sam Hamod

Speaking for Others: The Poetry of Sam Hamod

Kristen Scott   Speaking for Others: The Poetry of Sam Hamod   “I have always wanted the hands of the people to be seen in…

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Would You Permit Me?

Would You Permit Me?

Nizar Qabbani       في بلاد يغتال فيها المفكرون، ويكفر الكاتب وتحرق الكتب، في مجتمعات ترفض الآخر، وتفرض الصمت على الافواه والحجر على الافكار،  وتكفر…

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Ishmael Reed Sits Down with Louis Gossett, Jr.

Ishmael Reed Sits Down with Louis Gossett, Jr.

Ishmael Reed I interviewed Lou Gossett, Jr. in his lovely Malibu home on June 25, 2010. His talk ranged over a number of topics. After…

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A Long Day in Fez

A Long Day in Fez

DH Sutherland I am waiting, as I do every day, hoping for the flies and crowds to dissipate and enjoy my coffee. The woman with…

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Near Death Experience

Near Death Experience

  DH Sutherland   死の経験1   の近く 心臓発作の後の時間、  、無感覚冷たい、壊れる仮説を言い表わす。   トリアージ、酵素、ペース、 を離れたリズムそれらは詩のような対句でペースから、続く取れる。 幻想、高く調的なピッチで… メロディー失ったか。                                                 shì nǐ de hóng chún . . . * 私の内で奇妙な音…

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