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Summer, 2005 (Issue No. 6)




Table of Contents, Issue 6


Pat MacEnulty
Gus and Loni

Ramsey Wilkins 
Disappear Here

Masha Zager 
Saving Children



Gene Frumkin
Goldin's Voice Pictures

Amy King
The Habitual Skeleton
Room on a Day without Windows

Kenneth Pobo
In My Kitchen

Joseph Somoza
A Nearly 60th Birthday Poem

David Hopes
A Man Moving Toward His Prime

Stephen Vincent

Bob Marcacci
L Locution

Harriet Zinnes
On the Roof

Kerry O'Keefe
Makin' Whoopee

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
Catching Up

Eileen Tabios
The Hidden Logic of Births Necessitating Violence
Hope for Enchantment
The Possible Glow

Frederick Pollack
Email Concerning the New Style

David Howard
Being Pakeha


Contributors' Notes

Gene Frumkin continues to reside, as is his wont, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is hard at work on on a massive verse epic having to do with the notion of Kafka in Amerika while still maintaining a residence in the Old Country.

David Hopes teaches literature and language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and is founder and editor of Urthona Press, and founder and director of the Black Swan Theater Company . He is the author of the Juniper Prize- and Saxifrage Prize-winning book The Glacier's Daughters, and of Blood Rose (Urthona Press, 1997), the Pulitzer- and National-Book-Award-nominated A Childhood in the Milky Way (Akron University Press), and A Sense of the Morning (Milkweed Editions, 1999). His new book of nature writing, Bird Songs of the Mesozoic, is due from Milkweed. His works have appeared in periodicals such as The New Yorker, Audubon, Christopher Street, and The Sun.

David Howard's poems have been described by David Eggleston as "technically dazzling" and teeming with "glittering figures of speech." Howard has worked as pyrotechnic and special effects supervisor for acts such as Metallica and Janet Jackson. How to Occupy Ourselves, a collaboration with the photographer Fiona Pardington was published this year by HeadworX. His The Carrion Flower is being set by the Czech composer Marta Jirackova, and he is also working with the Leipzig-based photographer Dean Nixon on an exhibition entitled "Unfinished Business." Both projects have been fostered by a Creative New Zealand project grant.

Amy King's new book, Antidotes for an Alibi, is available online (www.blazevox.org/books/ak.htm) and was just reviewed at Poetic Inhalation (www.poeticinhalation.com/pi_reviews_antidotes.html).

Pat MacEnulty is the author of the novel Sweet Fire and the short story collection The Language of Sharks. Her next book, a suspense novel entitled Time to Say Goodbye, will be available in March of 2006. See her blog at pmacenulty.blogspot.com.

Bob Marcacci, both a native Californian and San Francisco State University graduate, currently lives and writes in Beijing, China. His poems have appeared in many print and electronic publications around the world, with recent work appearing in Ghoti, Poems Niederngasse and The Surface.

Kerry O'Keefe's poems have appeared in the South Dakota Review, The Massachusetts Review, canwehaveourballback, and the Atlanta Review. Program assistant for the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, she lives with her two teenaged children in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is also a singer of blues and jazz, and a few of her poems are partly sung.

Kenneth Pobo lives in Media, Pennsylvania, and has had work in such venues as Indiana Review, For Poetry, Drexel Online Journal, Nimrod, Grain, and Jerseyworks.

Frederick Pollack was born in Chicago and, in 1967, graduated from Yale. He is an adjunct professor of creative writing at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the author of The Adventure (1986) and Happiness (1998), both published by Story Line Press.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino's poetry has appeared in print in The Café Review, The Germ, Washington Review, Barrow Street, jubilat and in Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics, and online at xStream, The Poet's Canvas, Cordite Poetry Review, Softblow, Samsära, Nthposition, Typo and at Word For/Word. His e-books include Stephen's Lake, a novel in parts (xPress (ed), 2004). He lives in New York City where he edits the online journal eratio postmodern poetry.

Joe Somoza keeps both feet firmly planted on the well-trodden earth of the Rio Grande Valley down Las Cruces way in New Mexico. His kids all grown and fled, he lives with his wife Jill, a painter with whom he has recently collaborated on an online chapbook issued at Santa Fe Poetry Broadside, issue #38, available at www.SFPoetry.org.

Eileen Tabios's multi-genre collection I Take Thee, English, For My Beloved was recently published by Marsh Hawk Press. A recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry, she steers Meritage Press (www.meritagepress.com) from St. Helena, California, where she struggles as a budding grape farmer.

Stephen Vincent lives in San Francisco. New work of his has recently appeared in magazines such as Shampoo, Big Bridge, Boog City, Masthead, Mipoesias, Black Box, Spore, Volt, and Zyzzyva. Vincent's blog of poetry, commentary and politics can be found at (http://stephenvincent.durationpress.com). Walking (Junction Press) and A Walk Toward Spicer (Cherry on Top Press) are recent books on paper, and Sleeping with Sappho is a recent ebook from faux press (http://www.fauxpress.com/e/vincent/). The "City" poems published here are from Triggers, a brand-new ebook at Shearsman Books (http://www.shearsman.com/pages/books/ebooks/ebooks_home.html).

Ramsey Wilkins is a recent graduate of the Lang College, New School University. This is her first published work.

Masha Zager's work has been published in Crab Orchard Review. She is working on a novel about a woman whose troubles don't end with her release from prison. She lives with her partner in Brooklyn, New York

Harriet Zinnes is Professor Emerita of English of Queens College of the City University of New York. Her many books include Drawing on the Wall (poems), My, Haven't The Flowers Been? (poems), Entropisms (prose poems), Lover (short stories), The Radiant Absurdity of Desire (short stories), Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts (criticism), and Blood and Feathers (translations from the French poetry of Jacques Prevert) She serves as contributing editor of The Denver Quarterly and The Hollins Critic, and is a contributing writer for The New York Arts Magazine.









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