Jan/Feb 2013

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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)


Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words navigate, mineral, blizzard, and consent.


so I began to blow
great, desperate puffs of air
but the flames engulfed the bed
Shanon Connor Winward


She could hear them outside, stalking and laughing
as she ripped up tomato plants from beside the back gate.
Christina Thatcher


A thin mist hangs after the winter rain.
The streets tremble in their halogen halos.
Mathew Joseph


Two Poems
there was much more
to this tooth fairy thing
than I supposed
David Oestreich


Three Poems
Some days, our calls go unanswered.
Katie Steele


Two Muses
A gaunt, old woman emerges out of the darkness and moves wavering towards me. She is tented in a muu-muu printed with large dark flowers like hibiscus, blurred purple bruises.
Jascha Kessler


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