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  April 2015
volume 12 number 1
-table of contents-
  featured poets
  contributing poets
  prose feature
  artist in residence
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volume 12 number 1 April 2015

    April is the cruelest month, so said T. S. Eliot, but if it weren't for that cruelty, poets would have to find another source of inspiration.
    So far, this month has been cruel with the recent passing of poets Steve Kowit and Tomas Transtromer. Both of these men were widely admired and respected for the poetic gifts, as well as their devotion to the written word. This issue is lovingly dedicated to their memory.
    Now, for some announcements.
    Poet, publisher, and all-around mystic muse Apryl Skies, served as guest editor for this issue. Thank you, Apryl, for lifting this issue to a whole new level, and for the time and care you put into selecting the poetry.
    We also have a staff addition. I'd like to welcome back Annette Sugden an amazing writer and poet, aboard as our newest contributing editor. I'd also like to welcome back Maurico Alejandro Ramos as our art editor.

    Enjoy this issue!

    Featured Poets: Lynne Bronstein, Deborah Edler Brown, Sir Mark Brubeck, Hélène Cardona, Diane Dehler, Amos Greig, AJ Huffman, Cynthia Linville, Bray McDonald, Angel Uriel Perales, Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, Kelley White, and Alicia Winski.

    Prose Feature: Karen J McDonnell

    Contributing Poets/Writers: Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya, Lynn Albanese, Steven Alvarez, Jonathan Beale, Stephanie Bennett, Jack G Bowman, Ron Burch, Neil Campbell, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Michael Aaron Casares, Bruce Colbert, Beverly M. Collins, William Crawford, Pijush Kanti Deb, Elisabeth Adwin Edwards, Jon Elison, Emily Fernandez, Jeanie Greensfelder, John Grey, David Herrle, Sonika Jagge, Strider Marcus Jones, Philip Larrea, Emma Lee, Marietta Maglas, Matt McGee, Christopher Mulrooney, Dave Nordling, Toti O'Brien, Greg Patrick, James G. Piatt, Frank Praeger, April Salzano, Dave Scriven, L.B. Sedlacek, Danielle Smith, Jan Steckel, Apyl Skies, Carl Stillwell, Tim Tipton, Philomena van Rijswijk , and Wanda Vanhoy Smith.

    Artist-In-Residence: Richard Lee Miller

    Reviews: Annette Sugden reviews Rick Lupert's The Gettysburg Undress; Jack Bristow reviews Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally; a review of Walter Ruhlmann's Crossing Puddles, Zarina Zabrisky and Simon Roggh's Green Lions, and another installment from G. Murray Thomas's ongoing series a personal history of rock' 'n' roll.

    Happy writing! See you all in November 2015!

Marie Lecrivain
executive editor

executive editor/publisher marie lecrivain
contributing editors charles claymore, carol smallwood, angel uriel perales, alicia winski
webmaster reggie ige
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