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Fall 2006 (Issue No. 10)





Table of Contents

Contributors' Notes





Crag Hill
9 of Diamonds
6 of Clubs 
Queen of Hearts                 

Jan Clausen 
A Gift of Paperwhite Narcissus
An Army of One

Peter Munro
The Emphysema, Hammertoes, and Shot-suspension Blues

John M. Bennett
Bun a
L ints
So ap


Sandy McIntosh 
A Rare Visit to My Father’s Office


Roy Frisvold


Jéanpaul Ferro
Painta Della Cittá
Southernmost Point
County Fair


Hugh Fox


Joel Solonche


Scott Keeney
. . . Who Would Be a Suicide
Notes Toward Being Lost in Contemplation


Glenn Bach
from Atlas Peripatetic — 133






Stephanie Bachula 
Autumn in Moments

Ken Champion
Religious Affairs

Hugh Fox
Miriam Converts

Brian E. Langston
Love and Nicotine

Denise Mann
Crash and Burn 

Wayne Scheer
On the Way to Easy Street




Contributors’ Notes 

Glenn Bach’s work has recently appeared in Dusiefoam:e, Jubilat, and stonestone, and is scheduled for future issues of Indefinite Space and mprsnd.  He is also active as a visual/sound artist and curator.


Stephanie Bachula is a junior English major at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been writing since the age of eleven, but this story is her first published work.  She is especially excited to be published online because her story is concerned with digital culture and because she will be studying in London when the fall issue comes out.


John M. Bennett, according to the reclusive B. Blank, is as silent as a grave.  Maybe that’s the noise one hears in his recent book LA M AL (Blue Lion Books). His website is http://www.johnmbennett.net.


Ken Champion is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in over a hundred magazines and anthologies in the UK and US. He has published two collections, African Time and Cameo Poly (the tall-lighthouse), and his short fiction has been published in Xmagazine, Bellevue Literary Review and other literary journals. He also co-hosts More Poetry in London's Borough Market (http://stoneystreetcafe.blogspot.com/).


Jan Clausen has new poems out or forthcoming in Coconut, Gargoyle, Heliotrope, and Nightsun. From a Glass House, her first poetry collection since 1983, will be published by Ikon Books early in 2007. Recent issues of Tarpaulin Sky and Lodestar Quarterly include excerpts from her new novel, The Company of Cannibals, which is in search of a publisher. Check out her literary blog and archived work at http://www.ablationsite.org.


Jéanpaul Ferro’s poetry and fiction been featured in Cortland Review, Identity Theory, Southern Cross Review, Hawaii Review, Portland Monthly, Newport Review, and many others.  A 4-time Pushcart Prize nominee, (nominated by Rose & Thorn Literary Journal in 2005), his book of short fiction, All the Good Promises, was published in 1994 by Plowman Publishing; and his poetry has been featured on WBAR radio in NYC.


Hugh Fox, from 1968 to 1995, edited Ghost Dance: The International Quarterly of Experimental Poetry. He’s published stories, parts of novels, poetry, articles and plays in  Michigan Quarterly Review, Triquarterly, The Kansas Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Wisconsin Review, Portland Review, and many, many other venues. Among his recent books are Once (Permeable Press, 1995), Stairway to the Sun (Permeable Press, 1996), and Book of Ancient Revelations (EcceNova, Victoria, B.C., 2004).


Roy Frisvold lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Poems of his have appeared in The King’s English, Eratio, and, previously, in Hamilton Stone Review 5. He is hard at work on a comparative study of surrealism and consumerism.


Crag Hill edited Score, one of the premier visual poetry magazines in the United States, and Spore, a magazine of mixed poetries, for nearly twenty-five years. Recent poems of his have appeared in Aught, Generator, Eratio, Shampoo, and Sleeping Fish.


Scott Keeney’s work has also appeared in Milk, Court Green, Poetry East, Skanky Possum, Shampoo, Eratio, and several other publications.


Brian E. Langston lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he pursues the passionate trifecta of writing, music, and his girlfriend (not necessarily in that order).  His poems appear in Catalyst, Spectrum, Attic, and others, but this is his first short story to see sunlight.  Visit him on-line at http://www.mayhemonward.com.


Denise Mann by day is a freelance health and nutrition writer who lives and works in New York City. Her articles appear regularly on the web and in national women's magazines. When she is not writing about breakthroughs in medicine, she is working on her fiction, including Bertie. She lives with her husband David and their miniature schnauzer Trixie.


Sandy McIntosh’s collections of poetry include The After-Death History of My Mother, Between Earth and Sky (Marsh Hawk Press), Endless Staircase (Street Press), Earth Works (Long Island University), Which Way to the Egress? (Garfield Publishers), and two chapbooks: Obsessional (Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry) and Monsters of the Antipodes (Survivors Manual Books). His prose includes Firing Back, with Jodie-Beth Galos (John Wiley & Sons), From a Chinese Kitchen (American Cooking Guild), and The Poets in the Poets-In-The-Schools (Minnesota Center for Social Research, University of Minnesota. His poetry and essays have been published in the New York Times, Newsday, The Nation, the Wall Street Journal, American Book Review, and elsewhere. His original poetry in a film script won the Silver Medal in the Film Festival of the Americas. He has been managing editor of Confrontation magazine published by Long Island University, and is now managing editor of Marsh Hawk Press.


Peter Munro is a fisheries scientist who works in the Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Seattle. He has had poems published here and there.


Wayne Scheer, after teaching writing and literature in college for twenty-five years, has retired to follow his own advice and write.  He's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net.  His stories have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Pedestal, Eclectica, Southwestern Michigan Review, The Potomac Review, Pindeldyboz,and Triplopia.  He lives in Atlanta with his wife, and can be contacted at wvscheer@aol.com.


Joel Solonche is (with his wife, Joan Siegel) co-author of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books, 2002). Recent work of his appears or is forthcoming in Poetry East, Lilies & Cannonballs, Blood Lotus, Rattle, and Poet Lore, among others.













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