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Issue #69, June 2017
- "Just to be sure" and other poems by Devon Balwit
- "A Muster of Storks" and two other poems by Francis Blessington
- New translations from the Russian poet Viacheslav Kupriyanov, by Alex Cigale
- "Theories", "Bank", and other poems by Stephen Cramer
- "Pretty to think so," an essay by Enrique Fernández
- "The Bed Sheet, or the Aesthetics of Deception
," an essay by Joachim Frank
- Seven Poems by Ute von Funcke translated from the German by Stuart Friebert
- "once in Ur" and other poems by Louis Gallo
- "Go Away" and other poems by John Grey
- "Poems From A Dark Season: A Mother's Alzheimer's Journey," by Robert Hirschfield
- "Knowledge", "Why?", and "Learning", poems by Nels Hanson
- "give me a bobwhite hidden in bushes rather than a terrorist perched in a tree any old time " and more by John Marvin
- "My Thirteenth Year", Part II of a memoir by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Another Shepherd's Calendar" and other poems by Louis Phillips
- "Rotarian Convention, Tlalpan, Mexico" and more by Robert Joe Stout
- "Paris often gets in a little" and other poems by Tim Suermondt
- Eight Poems by Don Thompson
- "A Game with Grandmother" and "The Good, the Bad, the Buttons" by Sarah White
- John Amen's "Illusion of an Overwhelm," NYQBooks 2017, reviewed by Ricardo Nirenberg
Congratulations to contributors J.R. Solonche on "Invisible", just published by Five Oaks Press, to Robert Earle on "She receives the night" ( http://www.vineleavespress.com/she-receives-the-night-by-robert-earle.html), to Louis Phillips, whose "The Pleasure of his Company: the off-beat Shakespeare Book" is now available on Amazon, and to Ian Ganassi whose translation of Book 7 of Virgil's Aeneid appeared in the New England Review, Issue #37, Vol. 2. (An interview with Ganassi appears in NER.)
We have updated the web page with Alex Cigale's translations of Russian Poetic Miniatures in Offcourse #41, correcting and improving the links to the Russian originals.
Issue #68, Spring 2017
Congratulations to Offcourse authors on their recent publications:
Issue #67, December 2016
- Alex Cigale, on Russian Absurd, his translations of selected writings of Daniil Kharms, 0-8101-3457-8, Northwestern World Classics, 2017. See also Cigale's translations in Offcourse #41.
- Louis Phillips on Phillips Quarterly #12,
- E.M. Schorb on Dates and Dreams winning the Writer's Digest Self-Published Award for Poetry,
- Fred Skolnik (writing as Fred Russell) on Short Takes II, a chapbook collection available in print at Amazon or as a free PDF file at http://scars.tv/pdf/2016/20161121SHORT_TAKES_II.pdf.
Benjamin Fondane's Cinepoems and Others, Leonard Schwartz ed., NYRB/POETS, ISBN 978-1-59017-900-0. This is the first selection of English translations of Fondane's poems written in French. Fondane was born Benjamin Wechsler in 1898, Iași, Romania, killed in 1944 in Auschwitz by the nazis.
Issue #66, September 2016
- "Skunk Spray" and other poems by Janet Buck
- Three Poems by George Freek
- "Elevator Music" and other poems by Philip Hammial
- "You Could Build a House of Ice with Such Ideas," by Rich Ives
- "The Road Most Travelled By," a story by James Kincaid
- Three Poems by Molly Kirschner
- A story, "Force of Habit," and poems by John P. Kristofco
- Four Poems by Helen Mirkil
- Yves Bonnefoy: In Memory of a Great Poet, by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Down and Up Cucha-Cucha Street," a story by Ricardo Nirenberg
- Poems by Louis Phillips
- Three Poems by G.B. Ryan
- Three Poems by J.R. Solonche
- Poems by Bob Stout
- "Almeria," a story by Harvey Sutlive
- "The Harrowing of Hell," by Sarah White
- A letter from Louis Armand, followed by R. Nirenberg's review of Armand's "The Combinations"(ISBN 978-0-9571213-6-2, Equus Press, London, UK 2016.)
- Janet Buck —her debut novel, Samantha Stone: A Novel of Mystery, Memoir & Romance, was released by Vine Leaves Press in September, 2016.
- Philip Fried, who was anthologized in Four American Poets, Anthony Costello, ed. The High Window, UK.
- Ian Ganassi —his first book of poems, Mean Numbers, has just been published and is available on Amazon.