Prose Poetry



Flannery O'Connor


Raise the roof here with us at Editor's Picks this holiday season as writers--heavy- weights and challengers
alike--gift us with their latest offerings. Come warm yourself by the glow of the monitor and drink in an unusual collection of spiced-cidery lit.

Any single mouthful will prove more fruitful and satisfying than a whole cellophaned fruitcake!

Of all the writers and magazines Web Del Sol plays host to, Editor's Picks is our own; an indulgent street corner in the WDS neighborhood where we publish the lit we like--the best money can't buy.

To this end we choose to solicit writers and poets who make our hearts arrhythmic.

This's our latest. Hope it tickles.


 Michael Neff

 Senior Poetry Editor
 Joan Houlihan

 Associate Poetry Editor
 Allyson Shaw

 Senior Fiction Editor
 David Berg-Seiter

 Associate Fiction Editor
 Vince Montague

 Contributing Editors:
 Paul Beckman
 Rachel Callaghan
 Walt Cummins
 Peter Johnson
 Tom Kennedy
 Gary Lutz
 William Slaughter
 John Tranter
 Richard Zenith
 Richard Zimler

Issue Number 5:
featuring Daniel Bosch, Joanna Wos, Holly Iglesias, Peter Johnson, Lori Gottlieb, Jane Mead, Michael Martone, Stephen Burt, and others.

Issue Number 4:
featuring Stephen Dunning, Roger Pfingston, Linh Dinh, Ira Sadoff, Carolyn Miller, Cecelia Hagen, Chris Waters and others.

Issue Number 3:
featuring Mark Jarman, Lucie Brock-Broido, Lisa Jarnot, Darrell Spencer, Susan Terris, Leslie Scalapino, Terri Witek, David Moolten, Christine Schutt, Charles Bernstein, Rhina Espaillat, and others.

Issue Number 2:
featuring Diana Abu-Jaber, Denise Duhamel, Scott Adler, Martha Cerda, Walt Cummins, Margot Schilpp, Maria Velho da Costa, Diane Williams, Daryl Scroggins, the Creative Non-Quictioneers, and others.

Issue Number 1:
featuring Michael Bugeja, Dorriane Laux, Robert Kelly, Maria Terrone, Forrest Gander, Elaine Equi, Martine Bellen, Diane Wald, Robley Wilson, Robert Hill Long, and others.

A Few Sol Features

Boston Comment: Joan Houlihan has stirred the poetry world into an awakening with this new column. Take time to discover the "denaturing of poetry" and other third millenium concerns.

In Dissent: our favorite Coop lights a few fires in quest of the ultimate provocation; but regardless, you'll come away either pleased or irritated, but never neutral.

Cyber Rambler: the ex-patriot Martin Earl dissects the most complex of literary sites, opening a window onto a world that is difficult to comprehend, but curious and profound nonetheless.

Rain and Sol: our co-branded venture with Rain Taxi to bring you the latest select book reviews.

Boston Sol: another co-branding venture with Boston Review to deliver a salvo of bracing prose micro-reviews.

Moveable Engine Feast:Our not-too-lame search engine frame. Hard to beat for research.

The Sol Multimedia Portal: No need to seek elsewhere, we've done the searching for you. Sample from the best audio readings and wild lit video on the web. Watch as Bob Holman and "Go! P" Galinksky literally strobe with poetic resonance, listen to the classics by such greats as Sylvia Plath and Theodore Roethke, hear the contemporary voices of Rikki Ducornet, William Gass, David Lehman, R.T. Smith, and many more.

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