Then and Now/Steve Poleskie

Then and Now/Steve Poleskie

The historically cold winter has finally left us. As it’s warmer now, we have the windows open; no air conditioning for our 150-year-old farmhouse. One thing my wife and I dislike about Florida is the need to have one’s air-conditioner cranked up all year long. Living on the side of a hill and having twenty acres of woods and fields, surrounded by a 700 acre state park, we enjoy having the windows up to let in a fresh breeze. Unfortunately, the open windows also let in the noise…

After Birth/Book Review

After Birth/Book Review

Another day gone, okay and I get it, I got it: I’m over. I no longer exist,” says Ari, the sometimes blunt, always quirky narrator of After Birth, a first novel from Elisa Albert. Throughout the novel, Ari struggles with her identity, now that she is no longer single, and no longer pregnant, but a mother…

Tony Magistrale/Poetry

A Short Treatise on Time “There are days when the fear of death illuminates everything.”           —Ted Kooser I’m weary of bemoaning so many lost hours,   as if we ever had any choice other than a one-way ticket with a time-stamp securely in place,   like...

Stephen Kaplan/Poetry

    THE TROLLEY CAR     All the windows broken snow drifted into the interior. Some demon had left it on six feet of track some seventy years ago. Demons function efficiently during the winter.   It was seen and not seen. When eyes walked past...

Tim Suermondt/Poetry

  RAY   It’s absurd to say we’ll live forever but just as absurd to say we won’t— the angels sitting on the treetops have a purpose, whether they be real or not. The Irish bar has been closed down but if a man or woman were to look inside they’d see us both...

N. David Pastor/Poetry

      “Dotage”   Aging gracefully, With an eye for dementia   I recognize celestial impotence Floating in my soup.   The architecture to scale, Yet somehow out of proportion.   My creator, a diminutive man Spilling forth in an...

Gina Larkin/Poetry

    AT THE SALON     Magazine pages filled with products to volumize, customize, hydrolosize, defrizz. Almost as any pages as are devoted to organizing the closet that stores the bottles and pumps and tubes of promise. The stylist runs her fingers...
Festival Notebooks/Book Review

Festival Notebooks/Book Review

A certain place at the festival, and in the heart of poetry lovers, belongs to a group of poets and writers of Romanian origins who frequent the Residence. They found their own voice in Canadian and Romanian literature, some of them being consecrated and others less-known, still modelling their style.

Habeas Corpus/Book Review

Habeas Corpus/Book Review

  Habeas Corpus   by Cindy Hochman   (Glass Lyre Press, 2015)   ISBN-10: 1941783023   ISBN-13: 978-1941783023   Softbound, 27 pages, $12.00           Habeas Corpus   Reviewed by Jeff Santosuosso    ...