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  November 2019
volume 16 number 2
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  William Allegrezza
  Alan Britt
  Anna Cates
  Charles Claymore
  Beverly M. Collins
  Timothy Paul Evans
  Mark A Fisher
  Kathie Giorgio
  Terry McCarty
  Christine Murray
  Christopher Neal
  Brian Rihlmann
  John D Robinson
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Howard Sage
  Sanjeev Sethi
  Mark States
  Davide Trame
  Amy Uyematsu
  Patricia Walsh
  Viola Weinberg
  Kirby Wright
  Umar Yogiza Jr
  Jim Young
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Kirby Wright
November 2019



art by lizbeth palma

    Kirby Wright won the 2018 Redwood Empire Mensa Award for Creative Nonfiction. His new book is The Queen of Molaka'i, based on the life and times of his part-Hawaiian grandmother. The book traces her wild teen years in Roaring Twenties Waikiki and follows her over to the west end of Moloka'i as she pursues love with a vet of the Great War.
Kirby's website



Finnair Woman

My neighbor with red lips
Across the aisle
Is seized by writing.

Crimson-nailed fingers
Thrust a pen,
Spilling a riot of ink.

She scrawls ferocious,
Passion soaking
Through pages.

Her heart was touched.
A ballpoint whispers
This woman’s secrets.

She stares and smiles
At me, as if
Feeling my thoughts.

copyright 2019 Kirby Wright