Spring Issue XI

Spring 2014


Emily Grace Bernard
Inside the Family
The Love In Pennsylvania

Sara Borjas
Young Narcissus Pretends to Have a Superpower

J Scott Brownlee
A Conflagration
Wendell Berry’s Angel

Regina DiPerna
Conception Poem
On The Anniversary of  Lover’s Death
Poem at the End of February

Sarah Janczak
My Rule Was Always This
Time Is Also A Molecule

Brett Jones
Missing Cheyenne
Unfinished Breakfast

Lucia LoTempio
I Want To Stop Thinking About You When I Masturbate
Proposed Evolution For Foreplay
How To Roll Your Tongue Back To Swallow It

Hera Naguib
I Come From A Long Cry

Suzanne Parker
The Just Cut Field
Broken Ghazal: Thirst

Mary Quade
Tale of the Lost Girl
Tale of the Goose
Stinging Things

Liz Robbins & Sara Pedigo
field notes
Ars Poetica For a Blocked Student

Patrick Venturella


Darlene P Campos
Signing Off

Ryan Kraemer
Grown Men

Katie Darby Mullins
Possum Kingdom


Rigoberto González

Pilar Graham
Wild Prayer

Paul Pekin

Jonathan Seneris
The Matador

Julie Marie Wade
ID Bracelet


Rachel Squires Bloom
Drinking the Kool-Aid

Daniella Clayton

Savannah Schroll Guz
Women in Water: Loretta & Pies in the Sky

Richard Kostelanetz
from Remembering Manhattan

Randi Ward
holdfast xxi

Cover Photo: 

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is an internationally award winning photographer and visual artist. She is the CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of The Year 2013 and has also won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography and The National Trust to name but a few. Eleanor’s photography has been published in the Telegraph, The Guardian, The British Journal of Psychiatry, Life Force Magazine, British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and as the cover of books and magazines extensively throughout the world. Her art is globally exhibited, having shown work in New York, Paris, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Washington, Canada, Spain, Japan and Australia amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010. In 2012 her work received coverage on ABC Television.