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Fall 2007 (Issue No. 13)





Table of Contents

Contributors' Notes






Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
Murder Me

Holly Iglesias
Middle of Nowhere
Wear and Tear

Gary Beck

Skip Fox
The stage was nearly ready
warm body spread over time
Like sailors with mops
Sacred Tongs

Gianina Opris
C Monologues

Roger Mitchell
Random Gardening
Rum-soaked Banana
My Life, My Dream
Counting the Stairs

Sheila E. Murphy
the reason I don’t want to is no reason at all

Hugh Fox

Stephen Baraban
keel a/o kill

James Grabill

Suzanne Ryan
Alraune 4 or 24kb

Mark Weiss
Amy’s Dead|
Canta no llores
Different Stories




Helen Duberstein

Anne Earney
A Step Beyond

Joan Newburger
The Unicorn and the Tailor's Cat

Niama Leslie Williams
Bricks and Mortar




Contributors' Notes 


Stephen Baraban lives in Queens, New York City, and has had work in House Organ, MiPoesias, intent, and Home Planet News.

Gary Beck’s poetry has appeared in dozens of literary magazines. His chapbook 'The Conquest of Somalia' will be published by Cervena Barva Press. His recent fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines. His plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes, and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway.

Helen Duberstein has just completed a novel, Skip to My Lou. She has published two novels, A Thousand Wives Dancing and Roma and a volume of short stories, Shadow Self & Other Tales. Her fiction, poetry, reviews, and articles have appeared in the New Republic, the Village Voice, Commentary, Liberation, Confrontation, Eidos, and other publications. She participated in the early formation of the Living Theatre, was a member of the Circle Repertory Theatre Company, and worked with the Theatre for the New City.

Anne Earney received her MFA in 2005 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her stories have appeared in journals such as Night Train, Versal, Big Ugly Review and The Binnacle. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and four cats, and she works in a grocery store.

Hugh Fox, now retired, was born in Chicago in 1932, and taught for many years at Michigan State University. In 1961, he was Fulbright Professor of American Studies and Literature at the Univ. of Hermosillo, Mexico, and has also taught in many other places in the US and abroad, including the Univ. Católico and Institúto Pedagógico in Caracas, Venezuela. From 1968 to 1995 he was editor of Ghost Dance.

Skip Fox has written two books (At That by Ahadada and What Of by Potes & Poets) and four chapbooks of poetry. He has worked in the woods planting and cutting trees, ketchup factories, warehouses, automobile assembly plants, shake and shingle mills, and mental hospitals. He  teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

James Grabill’s poems have appeared in numerous periodicals since the early ’70s.  His recent books of poems include October Wind (Sage Hill Press, 2006) and An Indigo Scent after the Rain (Lynx House Press, 2003).  His creative nonfiction books are Finding the Top of the Sky (Lost Horse Press, 2005) and Through the Green Fire (Holy Cow! Press, 1995).  He lives in Portland, Oregon, in the midst of blue jays and cedars, and teaches creative and technical writing, literature (Beat Lit and Shakespeare), and sustainability at Clackamas Community College, a campus with many firs.

Holly Iglesias is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Prose Poem, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Massachusetts Review and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has been awarded fellowships by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is the author of two chapbooks, Hands-on Saint and Good Long Enough, winner of Thorngate Road’s Frank O’Hara Prize. A critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women's Prose Poetry, was published by Quale Press. She teaches at University of North Carolina-Asheville and Warren Wilson College.

Roger Mitchell's ninth book, HALF/MASK, came out earlier this year from The
University of Akron Press. Next year, Ausable Press will publish his
new and selected poems.

Sheila E. Murphy lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Her most recent book is The Case of the Lost Objective (Case), Otoliths Press, 2007. http://www.lulu.com/content/840898. She recently performed with Douglas Barbour in Edmonton, Alberta, from their collaborative publication Continuations, The University of Alberta Press, 2006. http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=664.

Joan Newburger's story "And The Air Was Filled With Flying Gold" appeared in the very first issue of The Hamilton Stone Review back in 2003.  She is very happy to be a part of this current issue.  She has several works in progress, including two novels, a novella, and several short stories, enough material to keep her busy for years.

Gianina Opris is a native of Lima, Perú, who lives in Denver.  She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University and teaches fifth grade in the Denver Public Schools.  Her work has been published in various journals, including Bombay Gin.  Gianina has presented her poetics/multi-media productions in Colorado and Cuernavaca, México.  Her most recent project is a musical recording called "Lagrimas."

Suzanne Ryan, twenty-one and Irish, lives in Dublin, where she’s recently finished a degree in politics and art history. She likes traveling, animals, art and reading, and cites Henry Miller, Hermann Hesse, Richard Brautigan, Laurence Hope and Anais Nin as her primary inspirations as a writer. She works in Accounts for a government body.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino’s poetry and prose have appeared in print in Barrow Street, The Germ, jubilat, Ixnay and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics and online at GAMMM, Onedit, Pindeldyboz, Ghoti and Xcp: Streetnotes. His interview with the English writer Colin Wilson is online at The Argotist Online. He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where he edits the online poetry journal eratio and works as a private docent. See http://www.eratiopostmodernpoetry.com and http://www.argotistonline.co.uk/Wilson%20interview.htm

Mark Weiss--art dealer, quondam filmmaker, psychotherapist and social worker, occasional teacher of writing, literature, history and psychology–has published five books of poetry, most recently Fieldnotes (1995), from his own imprint, Junction Press, and Figures: 32 Poems (Chax Press, 2001). As Landscape is forthcoming from Chax Press. Different Birds appeared as an ebook in 2004 (Shearsman Books, http://www.shearsman.com/pages/books/ebooks/ebooks_home.html). He edited, with Harry Polkinhorn, the bilingual anthology Across the Line / Al otro lado: The Poetry of Baja California (Junction Press, 2002) and, with Marc Kaminsky,  Stories as Equipment for Living: Late Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff (University of Michigan Press, 2007). He translated and edited Stet: Selected Poems of José Kozer (Junction Press, 2006) and Cuaderno de San Antonio / The San Antonio Notebook, by Javier Manríquez (La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico: Editorial Praxis, 2004). His anthology, The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry is forthcoming in 2009 from University of California Press.  He lives at the edge of Manhattan’s only forest.

Niama Leslie Williams, a June 2006 Leeway Foundation Art and Social Change Grant recipient, and a 2006 participant in a Sable Literary Magazine/Arvon Foundation residential course in Shropshire, UK, possesses a doctorate in African American literature from Temple University, a bachelor's in comparative literature from Occidental College, and a master's in professional writing from the University of Southern California. Born born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Williams currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine; Dark Eros: Black Erotic Writings; Spirit & Flame: An Anthology of African American Poetry; Catch the Fire: A Cross-Generational Anthology of Contemporary African-American Poetry; Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century; Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press), A Deeper Shade of Sex: The Best in Black Erotica, and Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees. Check the Rhyme was nominated for an NAACP Image Award (2007). Her prose publications include essays and short stories in MindFire Renewed, P.A.W. Prints, Midnight Mind Magazine, Amateur Computerist, Tattoo Highway #6, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, and Sojourner: The Women's Forum. Her books are available through Lulu.com (http://stores.lulu.com/drni). Dr. Williams also hosts "Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni" Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. EST on Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio (www.internetvoicesradio.com), a station owned by Ms. Lillian Cauldwell of Ann Arbor, MI. Her short story "The Embrace" was selected for the 2006-2007 Writing Aloud series at the InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA.










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