"the declining days are no hotter than Mengele's stare"

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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

Christopher Mulrooney

a feather in his cap

first into diktat
and then into je ne sais quoi

picture them sans fin

whilst I parse them dispatches
from the home front

and then the moment arrives
it arrives at the heels
it spaniels it dogs it bites the ass of déclaration

as I am shirtless in shorts
because the declining days are no hotter than Mengele's stare

I go fetch my blue bathrobe
and here the microcosmic emblem of her image in a millisecond
          of transformed perception is projected on a screen

and the project here solicited



there's nearly always that in her mouth
that garbles descriptions of her weather folk descriptions travelers
          on her steamships

I would suspect the social directors en route
but perhaps there is one at home