Xiomara's Vigil

Xiomara´s Vigil

Where will her roving husband dig tonight?
The moonlit dunes that stretch beyond their door
cradle a bounty wrested to the light.

An ancient cemetery is the site
(stray bony bits first led them to explore.)
What will her roving husband find tonight—

clay figurines, quaint pots of black-on-white?
A mummy-bundle?  Implements of war?
An eldritch bounty wrested to the light.

Lark Beltran

Lark Beltran, originally from California, has lived in Peru for over half her life, along with her Peruvian husband, as an ESL teacher.  Over the last several years her poems have appeared in a number of online and print journals including Penwood Review, Rose & Thorn, Ascent Aspirations , Bolts of Silk and Ancient Paths.

The Woman of Many Whiles

The Woman of Many Whiles

Penelope, shell of an echo,
Pines to Poseidon for her hero,
And still the tide cries widow, widow.
Horizons coastlines over-shadow;
With each gulfed stream, tropical billow,
Crafts sound the idyll of Kalypso,
Where brined airs, isled by strait and narrow,
To hog-tied swine with ears of tallow

Keith O’Shaughnessy

Keith O’Shaughnessy teaches English at Camden County College in southern New Jersey.  His poems have recently appeared, or will soon be appearing, in Columbia Magazine, Measure, and Sixty-Six: The Journal of Sonnet Studies.  This summer he also had a chapbook, Carnaval, published by Pudding House Press.  He lives in Princeton.

Down for the Count

Down for the Count

The Old Flames Rise Up from the Ashes

The Old Flames Rise Up from the Ashes

Holding for the Farrier

A chapbook of poems.

cover of Holding for the Farrierauthor: KATHY DAVIS
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1599241765
binding: Paperback

Kathy Davis

Kathy Davis is a freelance writer and editor living in Richmond, VA. She is the author of the chapbook Holding for the Farrier (Finishing Line Press 2007) and her work has appeared in Blackbird, The Louisville Review, North American Review and other journals. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net, and recently was a Weinstein Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Elegy for a Sole Normand

Elegy for a Sole Normand

God bless this sole.  When he was just a sprat
he defied his fishy dorsal fate
by lying on his side on the sea bed,
and still lies in that posture on my plate,
which connotes to other fishes dead.
He conquered nausea and got it right.

John Milbury-Steen

John Milbury-Steen has published or will publish work in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, Bumbershoot, The Centrifugal Eye, Chimaera, Christianity and Literature, Contemporary Sonnet, Dark Horse, The Deronda Review (Neovictorian/Cochlea), Kayak, Hellas, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Listening Eye, Lucid Rhythms, The Piedmont Literary Review, Scholia Satyrica, Shenandoah, Shattercolors, the Shit Creek Review and Umbrella

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