Tree Worship

Tree Worship

Marge Piercy   I have a friend who when she comes out here to our funky house dug into the hill side in the pine…

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Mother Father Poem

Mother Father Poem

David Kherdian      Perhaps it is time to remember ourselves and each other as we were, not warring, but not yet at peace, only…

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Exploring "Duende" In The Tamarit Divan, and Poem of the Deep Song by Federico Garcia Lorca

Exploring “Duende” In The Tamarit Divan, and Poem of the Deep Song by Federico Garcia Lorca

Kristen Scott Federico Garcia Lorca was the outstanding poet of his generation in Spain and some of us feel, in the world. His words still…

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Poem

Poem

David Kherdian   In the great firmament the eternal world spins on— The summer pear blossoms will make a perfect mat for the autumn frost—…

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Thompsondale

Thompsondale

David Kherdian   We will never leave the picnic      at Thompsondale      our mothers ever beautiful      in their summer dresses Our fathers with…

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Our Sparrows

Our Sparrows

David Kherdian     The tall, very tall yellow brick chimney aged into darkness by soot and time that stood down below the end of…

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Lauren B. Davis' Book Review, The Holy Book of the Beard by Duff Brenna

Lauren B. Davis’ Book Review, The Holy Book of the Beard by Duff Brenna

Lauren B. Davis If Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Damon Runyon, John Kennedy Toole and Samuel Beckett were all rolled into one literary package, the result…

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Excerpt from The Holy Book of the Beard

Excerpt from The Holy Book of the Beard

Duff Brenna               They go to the drive-through at Jack In The Box, order burgers and Cokes.  While the two of them are sitting…

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Rehab

Rehab

Jon Wesick         Life was good. Dick Trout had a well-paying job, wife, and a sturdy car. Arriving thirty minutes before most other employees…

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Confessions of a Political Pornographer: A Cautionary Tale for Young Writers and Editors

Confessions of a Political Pornographer: A Cautionary Tale for Young Writers and Editors

 Robert Gover             In 1965 when I was 35, my literary agent, Scott Meredith, landed a record-breaking contract with Pocket Books for my fifth novel,…

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La Lluvia de Mi Infancia

La Lluvia de Mi Infancia

Jim Moreno   Las tormentas eléctricas estado del sol de mi infancia me asustó: granizos del tamaño de pelotas de golf,                                                                                                 las gotas de agua…

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  Lines To My Father  قصيدة  ابي

Lines To My Father قصيدة ابي

Sam Hamod Translation by  Imen Bennani   قصيدة  ابي    بي يحرس مسجده في صمت انه يحوم حوله الان و يصلي يجلس على الدرج…و ينظر…..

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In Just 30 Days, You too Can Write a Masterpiece

In Just 30 Days, You too Can Write a Masterpiece

 Andrew Johnson   Hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists around the world will put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – tomorrow with…

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Davet

Davet

Nâzım Hikmet    Dörtnala gelip Uzak Asya’dan Akdeniz’e bir kısrak başı gibi uzanan bu memleket bizim.   Bilekler kan içinde, dişler kenetli, ayaklar çıplak ve…

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Life's too Short

Life’s too Short

William Harry Harding   “Life’s too short to clean your own house.” -        The Cleaning Authority             clean homes – clean earth   Life’s too…

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Poetry and The Flight from Meaning

Poetry and The Flight from Meaning

Michele Ledda     Earlier this year I took part in a debate entitled In Defence of Poetry, organised by the Leeds Salon. Just before…

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Dreams Reshaped

Dreams Reshaped

Mandy Brauer   Looking at the window I see handprints, a flattened mosquito, a dusty, drifting strand of cobweb and repeated reflections from a hanging…

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Between Browns and Greens  بين الأخضر والبني

Between Browns and Greens بين الأخضر والبني

Assef (Lahab) Al-Jundi   Auburn leaf falls from its tree. Starts curling on itself.. Dries up.. Slowly decomposes..   An emerald one breaks through dark…

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Twelve Hundred Lions

Twelve Hundred Lions

Shadab Zeest Hashmi   Spain: 1492   Alone in the Rauda, Lady Aisha cups her hand, a beggar for the dirt in the garden of…

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Issue Two: November 2010 In November’s Issue we are featuring the work of poet, editor, publisher, and anthologist, David Kherdian. We are honored to feature…

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the Portico of Us

the Portico of Us

Mimi Ferebee   to pappadee Dusk fell gently during the sun’s curtain call.   That winter eve, she took her bow with a veil, as…

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Borges and the Djinn

Borges and the Djinn

  Sam Hamod    They told him, his blindness was only the first step into his seeing, that kind of daylight blossoming in the darkness,…

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