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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Beverly M. Collins
  Dalia Elmanzalawy
  John Grey
  Grant Guy
  David Herrle
  Colin James
  Ron Lucas
  Peter Magliocco
  Nate Maxon
  Stephen Mead
  Rajnish Mishra
  Diana Rosen
  Jeanne Marie Spicuzza
  Mark States
  Kallista A Thompson
  David Thornbrugh
  Alyssa Trivett
  Lynn White
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Stefanie Bennett
November 2018



photo by richard lee miller

    Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer and musician, has published several volumes of poetry, a novel and a libretto – worked with (No Nukes), Arts Action For Peace, and been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net. Of mixed ancestry (Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee), she was born in Queensland, Australia.



An Acmeist Oeuvre – Muse from the Mountain

Wild fruits fall once again and time
Passes its orcharding. Leaves,
Their shape like hieroglyphs,
Make little of the future.

Where is ‘the golden child’ – the one
Who inherited my uppermost branches?
Who swayed and sang
As only innocence can? Perhaps

Now flown... and past recall! Past
The old vibrancy
Of a lover’s gaze – stepped out – over
Grief’s cleft and into another.

Utterances from a distant star:
They’re shooting hearts
Into the frost of space.
It’s no more than a rumour

... Something to
                        Taunt emotion.
Lead it away
        From the self without self.

A horizontal shriek
                            And gash
Streak across
                        This lost horizon. It is

Not my kin, my valuable! My love lies
Beneath the pressed foliage.
The brown earth.
The departing seasons.

copyright 2018 Stefanie Bennett