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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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Kathie Giorgio
November 2019



    Kathie Giorgio is the critically acclaimed author of four novels, two story collections, a collection of essays, and two poetry chapbooks. A fifth novel, If You Tame Me, will be released in September of 2019. Giorgio’s work has appeared in countless literary magazines and anthologies. She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, among other awards. Her novel The Home For Wayward Clocks received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her novel In Grace’s Time was runner-up in fiction in the 2017 Maxy Award and the second place winner of the 2017 Silver Pen Award For Literary Excellence.




At night, the canned crickets
chirp inside my sound machine
on my bedside table.
And I sleep to their rhythm.
Dream to the steady of it.
In sunlight, on my walk, the
crickets chirp in broken sounds in
the green and yellow on my
right and my left.
Unsteady. Surprise.
And I don’t feel sleepy at all.

copyright 2019 Kathie Giorgio