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Greatest Hits, 1986 - 2000

Poetry

cover of Greatest Hits, 1986 - 2000author: Marilyn L. Taylor
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1930755724
binding: Paperback

Subject to Change

cover of Subject to Changeauthor: Marilyn L. Taylor
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1932339035
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Marilyn Taylor

Marilyn Taylor is the author of five collections of poetry, with a sixth forthcoming from Parallel Press in 2009. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, The American Scholar, The Formalist, Measure, and The Evansville Review. She was the winner of the 2005 Dogwood Prize, as well as recent contests sponsored by Passager, The Ledge, and the GSU Review. Marilyn is currently a Contributing Editor for The Writer magazine, where her articles on poetic craft appear bi-monthly.

Lonely She

Lonely She

Lonely, she climbs a mountain:
At the top, in mirror blue air,
Her cloud-white breath disappears—
She is nothing and does not care.

The neighboring mountains shrug,
Old men playing solitaire;
On her bare peak a single shrub
Shrivels in the sun’s cold glare.

The view of empyrean expands
Below the same sky everywhere:
She is nothing and nobody—
A spirit freed that does not care.

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith’s poetry and reviews have appeared in many journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including  Poetry Salzburg Review, Greensboro Review, Acumen, The Lyric and The Classical Outlook.  Recent publications and commendations include a “Poetry on the Lake” prize (Italy),  The Southern Poetry Review’s contest, Atlanta Review’s tenth anniversary anthology, The Thomas Hardy Society and The Ledbury Poetry Festival. He is a contributing editor to Hunger Mountain.

Cliché

Cliché

Lionel Willis

Lionel Willis was born in 1932 in Toronto, Canada. He taught English Literature at Ryerson Polytechnical University for 34 years, retiring in 1992. His formal verse has been appearing in little journals for the past forty years, especially since early retirement allowed him time to write and submit. His verse has appeared in Candelabrum, The Classical Outlook, Dream International Quarterly, The Lyric, The Poet's Pen, Time for Rhyme and Tucumcari Literary Review. The Plowman Ministries Inc.

My Burning Banana

My Burning Banana

Set my banana on fire!  See, it's peeled!
Set it on fire with your brandy gaze!
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes!  You wield,
you brandish fire, setting me ablaze!

Oh serve me up with sweat, the flammable salve!
You can be my waitress, not my bride.
You can be my stranger so we have
pleasure of fornication, else denied.

But dancing in the flames who is the third,
the shadow of our shadow bright with wings,
chanting, Holy, holy when ye play?

John Milbury-Steen

John Milbury-Steen's poems have appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Hellas, Blue Unicorn, Kayak, The Listening Eye, The Neovictorian/Cochlea, The Piedmont Literary Review, Scholia Satyrica and Shenandoah.  He served in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa;  did a Master's in Creative Writing with Ruth Stone at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana;  worked as an artificial intelligence programmer in Computer Based Education.  He currently teaches English as a Second Language at Temple University, Philadelph

Line of Crosses

Line of Crosses

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