I hope your new year is going well.
I'm pleased to announce...The 2019 Anthology is out and has been well received. A double thank you to all who contributed.
Kathie Giorgio - The Dead Woman’s New Clothes
Jennifer London - The Elephant in the Room
Annette Sisson - Straight from the Deeps of Stanley
Adina Cassal - Laughter
Christy Wise - LEAP!
June Blumenson - Swallowing the Mountain
Charlene Fix - Apple
Paul Stansbury - Carl And Lee’s Yard Sale
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A small New Jersey farming town survived a brutal invasion by the British in 1776, but now it faces another invasion, this time by artists. The eponymous story in this linked collection was first published in Pond 22, 2016.
(Available at www.snakenationpress.org.)
“Annette Sisson’s heart-driven poems are clear, well-shaped and loaded with sharp imagery. A Casting Off mixes metaphor with landscapes which become spiritual in-scapes filled with wonder and mystery, loss and grief.” –Bill Brown, poet
You've got spam! And so does everyone else. But what happens when you reply to those spam e-mails?
Peter Dabbene poses as his alter ego, Dieter P. Bieny—a man who gives spammers just enough hope to keep them coming back for more abuse.
Eighteen stories probe the lies and secrets in the lives of parents and children, siblings, Germans and Jews, bewildered adolescents, and elderly lovers. “The actors in these beautiful, often sad stories carry with them complex histories of desire and pain, often longing for what they can't or shouldn't have." —Dan Coshnear
William Quincy Belle
A post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi thriller.
Antigravity: floating cites. Pandemic: 80% dead. Flesh-eating disease: artificial body parts. Insects as food. And murder in dystopia.
In “Requiem for David,” Patrick T. Reardon wrestles with the suicide of his brother and the pain they shared as the children of demanding and emotionally absent parents. Novelist-poet Sandra Cisneros calls Reardon's book “the heart’s howl,” and poet Haki Madhubuti writes: “Reardon’s poetry reminds me of the great poet and Catholic priest, Daniel Berrigan.”
John Michael Flynn
John Michael Flynn’s language dazzles to a very real end: the exploration and delineation of the free-floating breakdown known as “America.” The range of tones and locales he uses is impressive but more impressive is the feeling invested in what almost inevitably slips through time’s fingers. Anyone wondering where the Whitmanesque impulse has gone need look no further.
A collection of fantastical mini-fictions. A man who encounters mammoth rustlers. Houses that begin to move on their own, forcing the inhabitants to finally introduce themselves to their neighbors. Giant chickens that are hunted for processing in the chicken sandwich industry. And much more.
Humor, irony, mythical realism, surrealism, soft science fiction.
"McGavran’s are stories of obsession and experience. They are the stories of characters who are nearing death and who are thinking about what they will leave behind. They are deeply human, and entirely serious, with a touch of humor and a little bit of magic to light the way." - Anna Kasik, Englewood Review of Books
Hear Roberta Schultz's review on WVXU