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reviews, short stories, poetry.
Editor: Ricardo Nirenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate editors: Robert W. Greene, William Katz
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Of(f)course gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the University at Albany, State University of New York.
From Summer 1998 to November 2002.
- Three Poems, by Janet Buck.
- Three Poems, by Joachim Frank.
- "Failing Words," a poem by Philip Hyams.
- Three Poems, by Rebecca Lu Kiernan.
- Three Poems, by J. B. Mulligan.
- "Big Stick," a story by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- "Ghost Town," a story by S. Scott Simpson.
- "Watching from the Warehouse," a story by Harvey Sutlive.
- Two Poems, by Michael J. Vaughn.
- "Dancing through Russia's Cultural History," a review article by Margaret Black.
- "The Battle of the Falkland Islands," a poem by Stuart Airlie.
- "Yolki Blues," a poem by Janet Buck.
- Four Prose Poems, by Joel Chace.
- Two Poems, by Alison Daniel.
- "Manny the Cleaner," a short story by Timothy Kaiser.
- "Whispering along the Dead Sea," a short story by Muhammad Nasrullah Khan.
- "On the Eighteenth Anniversary of your Imminent Destruction," a poem by Michael Kinnaird.
- Two Poems, by Walter McDonald.
- "Dada in Albany, NY," by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- Book Reviews:"Discovering Diane Schoemperlen," by Margaret Black.
Issue #13. Spring 2002.
- Three Poems by Jack Cannon.
- Two Poems by Ken Denberg.
- "Loki and Death," by Eugene Garber.
- "Bush, bin Ladin and Taja," by Muhammad Nasrullah Khan.
- Three Poems by Rebecca Lu Kiernan.
- "The Cartoon Vandals," a poem by Martin Rutley.
- Three Poems by Ellen Reed.
- Two Poems by R.L. Swihart.
- "These Dreaming Houses," a poem by John Sweet.
- "Arsonist," a poem by Jacqueline Vanzyl.
- Book Reviews:"All in One Breath: Selected Poems", by Harry C. Staley, reviewed by Robert W. Greene.
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Issue #12. Winter 2002.
"Love and Violence in a Gray Place," a poem by Stuart Airlie. Three Poems, by Jeffrey C. Alfier. "Love Should Play Fortissimo," a poem by Janet Buck. Six Poems, by Richard Fein. "Infused by Mortal Eyes," a poem by Ward Kelley. "Dying Man," a short story by Nasrullah Khan. Three Poems, by Alec Kowalczyk. "November 19th Starting Out," a poem by Sheila Murphy. "The High Glass Wall," a short story by Elisha Porat.
Book Reviews:"The Eyre Affair: A Novel," by Jasper Fforde and "Polar," by T. R.Pearson, reviewed by Margaret Black.
"Roscoe," by William Kennedy, reviewed by I. L.Nirenberg.
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Issue #11. Fall 2001.
- Coffee, a poem by Anthony DiPietro.
- Two Poems by John Horvath.
- Four Poems by Rebecca Lu Kiernan.
- Three Poems by Michael Kinnaird.
- Three Poems by Duane Locke.
- A Day for Singing, a Vietnam vignette by James MacNeil.
- From my Private Journal: September 11, 2001 , by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- The Lost Son, a story by Elisha Porat, translated from the Hebrew by Alan Sacks.
- The Yellow Boat , a story by David Ritchie.
- Cantos, three poems by Serafín Roldán.
- The Meat Market , a story by Julia Simpson-Akin.
- Open letter to Susan Sontag by Melissa Byles.
Letter exchange about Melissa Byles' article.
Issue #10. Summer 2001.
Three Poems by Barbara Berman Two Poems by Janet Buck Two Poems by Kimberly Copeland Two Poems by Barbara Foster "Venice", a short story by Eugene Garber "Lifeless Life", a short story by Nasrullah Khan Four Poems by Walt McDonald Academic Caplets, by Ricardo Nirenberg Four Poems by Dorin Popa
Four Poems by Cindy Colon Three Poems by Anne Comerford Four Poems by Ken Denberg "Short with Quotes", by Amadio Galante "Still More Dedicated Lines": poems by Robert W. Greene Three Poems by Ward Kelley "Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus, I, XXIV and XXV", by Ricardo Lida Nirenberg Two Poems by Ellen Reed Five Poems by Harry Staley "The Inductor", a short story by Rowan Wolf
Contributors to this issue.
Issue #8. December 2000.
New Publications by Offcourse contributors
Poems in French and in English by Louis Armand "A soft west breeze" and "Mirka", short stories by John Blackwood "More Dedicated Lines": poems by Robert W. Greene Poems by David Barnes, Philip Hyams, Durlabh Singh Poems by David Matthews Mitchell "Caplets", by Ricardo Lida Nirenberg "A Spit in the Face": a short story by Elisha Porat, translated from the Hebrew by Alan Sacks.
Contributors to this issue.
Issue #7. Summer 2000.
"At the Deathbed of the Millennium": a poem by Alexis Brodesky "Flan" and "Obsession's Deep Obsidian": two poems by Janet I. Buck "Dedicated Lines": prose poems by Robert W. Greene "Old Photos": a story by S.K. Johannesen "A Stanza of Carnality": a poem by Ward Kelley "Collecting skulls" and "The Secret Life of Carousel Horses": two poems by Michael Kinnaird "Stories of Creation": an essay by Ricardo Nirenberg "A Bullet Fired": a short story by Elisha Porat
Contributors to this issue
Issue #6. Winter/Spring 2000.
This issue, guest-edited by Jenny Dowling, whose work you have seen in previous issues, showcases The Writers Studio, a remarkably successful school of creative writing located in Manhattan. As a part of their apprenticeship, students at The Writers Studio do the following exercise: given a text, either poetry or prose, by an established writer; they must then produce their own text, imitating certain (formal) features of the model. We present a number of those exercises, and hope you will find, as we did, that they afford a glimpse into the original act of writing, as well as a pleasurable read.
You will also find a description of the Studio's activities and methods, a presentation of The Writers Studio by Jenny and a recent dialogue between the poet Philip Schultz, its founder and director, and Ricardo Nirenberg.
- "From Nabuchadnezzar to Negroponte: Three Millennia of Millennialism",
by David Nirenberg.
- "Some Trees, not Birches" and "Four Poems", by Robert W. Greene.
- "Four Festering Sores": short stories by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- "Mongrel" and "Jerusalem Python": poems by Phylip Hyams.
- "After the Sandwich": a poem by Michael Kinnaird.
- "Fear and Hesitation #9 and #10": poems by Duane Locke.
- "Family Language" and "Long Haul": short stories by Elisha Porat, translated from the hebrew by Alan Sacks.
- "Closer Sun", a short story by Rowan Wolf.
- "Cry Uncle: a novel by R. Nirenberg", reviewed by Margaret Black.
- Contributors to this issue
The editors recommend Eugene
Mirabelli's most recent novel, "The Language Nobody Speaks" (Spring Harbor
Elegant, melancholy and salacious, it's the delicious fruit of a lifelong research into prose and sex.
Find it at The BookHouse in Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY.
Issue # 2. Fall/Winter 1998
Issue # 1. Summer 1998
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