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Issue 11: The Necessary Eye

Issue 10: Out on a Limb

Issue 9: The Missing Body

Issue 8: The Lily

Issue 7: Passages

Issue 6: No More Tears

A quick list to poets featured in this issue:

Melissa Ahart

Sommer Browning

Sarah Busse

devin wayne davis

Karen D'Amato

Yaakov Fichman

Donna Johnson

Vera Kroms

Li Bo

Li Qingzhao

Ander Monson

Christopher Mulrooney


Todd Samuelson

Maria Terrone

Mihai Ursachi

Sophie Wadsworth

G.C. Waldrep

Martha Zweig

Sommer Browning


If I knew anything
about birds I could tell you
they are mating out of season,

they are lovebirds and the one,
the one under the other one,

doesnít mind. But all we can do
is watch them, just as mindlessly,

because we have been as intimate.

The draw and pull of action. Itís what
catches us. My love.

Every muscle struggles to find
its definite place. You,

standing next to the orange tree,
the summer sun beating everything

into the same motionless blur.
We come so we can rest.
We work for what we mean

with only our bodies.