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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.

Issue #15.  November 2002.

Issue #14.  Summer 2002.

Issue #13.  Spring 2002.

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.
    Find these books at The Bookhouse at Stuyvesant Plaza.

  • Issue #11.  Fall 2001.

    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

  • Issue #9.  April 2001.
  • 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.

    Issue #5.  Fall 1999.

    Issue #4.  Summer 1999

    Issue # 3.  Spring 1999

    Issue # 2.  Fall/Winter 1998

    Issue # 1.  Summer 1998

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