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Unread 08-13-2017, 02:14 PM
Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Default Sphereans bring it in the new LIGHT

Huge thanks to the many, many Sphereans in our Summer/Fall '17 issue, now live at AND in our new Poems of the Week (see

In times like these, with everybody nervous,
each chuckle you inspire is public service...

Rather than risk leaving someone's name out, I'll just give you a gander at our Table of Contents:

Featured Poet: Rhina P. Espaillat

Spotlight: Rhina P. Espaillat
by Leslie Monsour

Book Reviews
by Barbara Egel

Poetry by…

Brian Allgar
Jane Attanucci
Peter Austin
Damian Balassone
Bruce Bennett
Jerome Betts
Jane Blanchard
Douglas G. Brown
Michael R. Burch
Dan Campion
Michael Cantor
J.P. Celia
Catherine Chandler
Warren Clements
Terese Coe
Edmund Conti
Maryann Corbett
Pat D’Amico
John Philip Drury
Daniel W. Galef
David Galef
Nicole Caruso Garcia
Claudia Gary
Charles Ghigna
Midge Goldberg
Anthony Harrington
Robin Helweg-Larsen
Kathryn Hinds
Richard Kenney
Jean L. Kreiling
Bruce McGuffin
James McKee
Bob McKenty
Susan McLean
Marcia Menter
Richard Meyer
Louise Michelle
Will O’Brien
Jennifer Reeser
Mae Scanlan
Jan Schreiber
Alison Shell
George Smith
J.D. Smith
Janice D. Soderling
David Southward
Rob Stuart
Catherine Tufariello
Wm. Walters
Robert West
Peter Wyton
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Unread 08-13-2017, 02:39 PM
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Richard Meyer Richard Meyer is offline
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Congratulations to you, Melissa, and to your staff, for producing another fine issue of Light. I've just begun reading from its abundance, and I find myself smiling, chuckling, or laughing out loud. I'm even pleased that it's a cloudy, drizzly day here in southern Minnesota, for that gives me a good reason to stay indoors and read Light.

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Unread 08-13-2017, 07:02 PM
Terese Coe Terese Coe is offline
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There's gold in them thar hills, Melissa!

A great many carats by some of the usual Sphere luminaries...and the political poems of the week are wonderful!
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Unread 08-13-2017, 07:40 PM
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Lovely issue, and I was particularly pleased to see Rhina featured. When we last visited her about 2 years ago, I asked her to find "On the Avenue" and read it to us; it's one my my favorites.

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Unread 08-28-2017, 03:15 PM
Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Belated thanks, Richard, Terese, and Gail--for your kind words and for your contributions to the issue!
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