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Ronald Reagan’s Aquarium by David Lee Garrison

Neon Tetras, Tiger Barbs, and Rainbow Sharks swim round and round through seaweed and ferns, over moss and ornaments nestled in the coral and lava rock of the aquarium Nancy Reagan has placed in her husband’s study.   Deep in dementia, the President watches from an armchair and fixates on a miniature resin replica of […]

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Re: Re: Re: Exit by Kendall Poe

From: Crystal Hatzi <Crystal.Hatzi@yahoo.com> To: William Rocky Cuevas <Billyrock4@gmail.com> Date: February 20, 2020 8:27 AM Subject: Exit   The cats are in their carriers. Or they were, at least. It was a struggle, but I did it. I’m exhausted. Panting, practically. You’d think I’d have had it down after the fire drill we had last […]

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America’s National Treasures by Frederic Sinclair

Jess has a way with guys. She talks in ways guys get. I never thought we’d chill. Never thought I was cool enough. Then one day I come out to the big log by the quarry and she’s smoking like she’s here every day. I stopped thinking she’s using me for my parent’s bud. Dunno […]

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Why I Tackled a Drunk Man for Money: A Survey of Four Yelp Reviews by Rachel Dows

I. “The bathrooms are the smallest room you have ever seen. The toilet is very low and the paper is very high. Unless you’re tall and skinny, hold it.” –Melanie S.   In Fell’s Point, a tourist-trap neighborhood pulsing foot traffic through Baltimore, the major appeal of each restaurant and bar lining Broadway appears to […]

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Visitors by Philip Arnold

  Along my worktable in the basement, over a clutter of tools and copper pipe fittings, the skin of a snake stretches several feet. Following the quick-handed twitch of instinct, I glide my fingers over it. There is no weight to it. More void than material, the hollow of its form offers an airy diameter, […]

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Review: Scatterplot by David Koehn

Reviewed by Von Wise   A week or so before most of the world shut down due to a global pandemic, I walked through San Antonio, a city I was visiting for a literary conference and that was at the time in a “state of disaster.” Those were the early stages of social distancing before […]

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Issue #24

From the Editor: Happy new decade! Our first work of 2020 is one that showcases just how much ground we can cover as literary citizens, writers and collaborators. Our contributors for this issue are from Miami and Seoul, are poetic icons and emerging voices. Take a moment to read to the contributors’ bios to get […]

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Jan Beatty‘s work has been published in Poetry, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Best American Poetry, BuzzFeed, and Cherry Tree, with poems forthcoming in Pleiades and New England Review. My fifth book, Jackknife: New and Selected Poems, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press and won the 2018 Paterson Prize. She recently won the […]

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Bellows by Keith S. Wilson

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Praise for Catechesis: A Postpastoral

Collection Title: Catechesis: A Postpastoral Collection Author: Lindsay Lusby Reviewer: Lily Starr   It is not often that I open a collection of poetry and am immediately stunned by vivid, color photos of flora, diagrams of human bones, a family of black and white sheep clustered together on the bottom of a page, or pink […]