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  • List of Contributors – Fall 2017

    Visual Art “Book Club” by Zuri Irvin “Dancing” by Fabrice Poussin “The Professor’s Portals” by James McCarthy Poetry “Buzzwinkle” by Yvonne Higgins Leach “You, My Lord” by Esther Ra

  • You, My Lord

    You, my Lord For still I am seeking the places you dwell: You, uncontainable, by which the universe swells, You cannot be set to music, nor stained With human speech; may never be captured In solitary temple or town: the planet your footstool, Your beauty more than beauty – Confluence of voice, sensation, wind, sand…

  • The Professor’s Portals

    James McCarthy has lived in Florida most of his life, but is fascinated by the changing seasons and especially the beautiful mystery and melancholy of Winter. He is interested in the passing of time, life, death and the nature of scientific and artistic creation. Ultimately, he longs to know if life’s Final Door is a…

  • Dancing

    Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 250 other publications.

  • Buzzwinkle

    BUZZWINKLE That’s what the citizens of the small Alaskan town named him when he stood drunk and slightly knock-kneed in the pub’s courtyard after eating too many fallen crabapples. His inclined head drooping under the weight of his antlers, what look like plates and bowls tilt when he turns his long face sideways— the flap…

  • List of Contributors – Spring 2017

      Poetry “Curse Upon Myself” by Bruce McRae “Aria” by Janette Shafer “Fishbowl Daydream” by Drew Pisarra “Until Morning” by Philip Newton “Are You of My” by Ben Casey Spoken Word Poetry “Poetry Sucks” by Jack Dawdy Visual Art “Number 5” by Karlee Patton Articles “On Campus” by Rachel Heston Davis “Create Fun HDR Effects…

  • A Curse Upon Myself

    A Curse Upon Myself     May a tree grow from the roof of my mouth. Mice swim in my sink. My thumbs drop out.   May we marry your sister’s cooking. Gather in clumps. Throw glass in a stone house.   Oh me is woe. Have a mosquito sing in my ear. Stir my…

  • Aria

    Aria by Janette Schafer   I let your sheet music sit atop the Bechstein where you left it, one corner slightly raised where it rests on a champagne bottle made into a vase for a silk orchids.   The cadenza is stained by a ring of dribbled coffee. The cup’s mouth is dusty and I…

  • Fishbowl Daydream

    Fishbowl Daydream Drew Pisarra   Can a dead goldfish still swim or does it drift around round abandoned castles and trailer park snails, simply out of habit…   And what of the fish alive, does it measure time in invisible ripples, is it tirelessly circling   in search of escape, is it chasing its tail,…

  • Number 5

    Number 5 Karlee Patton is a painter, poet, and mixed media artist from small town, Duryea, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She received her BA in Visual Art from Keystone College.  She was a two-year recipient of Keystone College’s Art Program’s Jo Ann M Donahue Memorial Fund award for her dedication to the art program, received first…