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Issue #89, June 2022
- "John Cage has Died" and two other poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "Metamorphosen", a poem by Ute von Funcke with translation by the author with Isabel Nirenberg
- "The Moment as Singularity" and other poems by Lou Gallo
- "Uncanny Disarray" and "Taxidermy", poems by Ian Ganassi
- "Green and Easy in the Ancient City" and two more poems by Judy Kronenfeld
- "Sharp as a Pencil" and "At 15 I Never Used the Word Banal", poems by Don Narkevic
- "The Books in my Parents' House", part of a memoir by Ricardo L. Nirenberg
- "The Nature of Light" and two other poems by Patricia Phillips-Batoma
- "The Vending Machine Tango" and "Notes from the Upper East Side", poems by Charles Rammelkamp
- "Memo to my Future Self" and two other poems by Claire Scott
- "Border Crossing" and "After the Game", poems by Jeff Shalom
- "The Absurdity of Us" and two more prose poems by Ian C. Smith
- "Slipper", a poem by J.R. Solonche
- "Monsieur Rat Twitches" and other poems by Richard Weaver
- "Leaving Sebastopol" and other poems by Mark Young
- Do Oceans Have Underwater Borders, a new collection by Rose Mary Boehm. Reviewed by Judy Kronenfeld
- Peter Mladinic reviews John Grey's Guest of Myself.
- Migrations, Mark Schafer's translation of Migraciones, by Gloria Gervitz, NYRB/Poets, 2021, presented by Isabel Nirenberg
- Ruth Bavetta on her fifth poetry book, What’s Left Over, now available in Amazon. Her poems appeared last in Offcourse #86.
- J.R. Solonche: he has five new books coming out in 2022: Coming To (Word Tech Communications/David Robert Books), It’s about Time (Deerbrook Editions), The Book of a Small Fisherman (Shanti Arts Press), The Dreams of the Gods (Adelaide Books), and Leda (Adelaide Books).
- Robert Wexelblatt on his new poetry collection, To See what I have Seen See what I See, just published by Cyberwit.net
Issue #88, March 2022
- "To Never Arrive", and two other poems by Lavinia Blossom
- "Where was I? and other poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "Cover Girl" and other poems with images by Joachim Frank
- "Der Krieg Verbrennt das Herz", "War Sears the Heart", a new poem by Ute von Funcke, in German with English translation by Isabel Nirenberg
- "Terra Infirma" and other poems by Lou Gallo
- "Hot Tamales" and "Wheel of Fortune", poems by Ian Ganassi
- "The 'Yes' Word" and other poems by John Grey
- "Among the Wastes of Time" and two more poems by Stephen Jackson
- "Exile and Solidarity" and other poems by Judy Kronenfeld
- "Coping Mechanism" and two other poems by John Loughlin
- "Baby Face", a story by Alf Marks
- "How Could They? Part II", an essay by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Evolution" and two other poems by Louis Phillips
- "Fishing on the Jetty", a story by Richard Risemberg
- "Armies" and "Early Autumn Without the Olympics", poems by Tim Suermondt
- Poems from "The Enigmatic Variations", by Daniel J. Sundahl
- "That Day that Larsen Pitched that Perfect Game", part XIX of a memoir by Daniel J. Sundahl
- "Hsi-Wei in Wuyan", a story by Robert Wexelblatt
- "The Village of Small Surprises" and other poems by Sarah White
- "CD", a story by S.F. Wright
- Rose Marie Boehm reviews Groaning and Singing, FutureCycle Press, 2022, the latest from Judy Kronenfeld.
- Ricardo Nirenberg reviews The Music of Light Regret,
by Louis Phillips,World Audience Publishers, 2021.
Issue #87, December 2021
- Louis Phillips on the publication of The Music of Light Regret, published by World Audience, now available at Amazon
- Steven Smith on the publication of Strongman Contest, by
Kelsay Books. The book is also available at Amazon
- Travis Stephens on the publication of skeeter bit & still drunk, by Finishing Line Press
Issue #86, September 2021
- "Hunger Moon" and "Morning Walk", poems by Ruth Bavetta
- "PTSD Nights" and other poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "The Occurrence in Tienzheng", a short story by Alzo David-West
- "The Many Uses of Soap", flash fiction by Salvatore Difalco
- "Undiscerned Causes" and other poems by Thomas Fink and Maya Mason
- "Lost and not Found" and other poems by Lou Gallo
- "What a Country" and "Movies and Life", poems by John Grey
- "Activate the Actuarial" and more poems by Heikki Huotari
- "Thursday, August 31" and more poems by Anita Lerek
- "A Field of Femininity" and other poems by Sheila Murphy
- "On the Seashore", a story by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "The Music of Light Regret" and other poems by Louis Phillips
- "Dream House", a story by Richard Risemberg
- "Exile's Pang" and other poems by Ian C. Smith
- "Notes on 'Description of a Struggle' ", a poem by R.L. Swihart
- "Citizen Rat" and more poems by Richard Weaver
- "Hsi-Wei and the Wood-Block Printer", a story by Robert Wexelblatt
- "Song of Air, Earth and Rain", and other poems by Sarah White
- "Maison Cristina", a novel by Eugene K. Garber, ISBN: 978-0-9846994-8-3 Transformation Press 2021. Presented by Ricardo Nirenberg.
- Jonathan Bracken, on his new edition of Whitman's Song of Myself, presented as 76 separate poems, now available at Amazon.
- Ute von Funcke, on her poetry collection Schneisen schlagen, just out from scaneg Verlag, Munich, with illustrations by Claudia von Funcke. ISBN 978-3-89235-316-4. Several poems in this volume have appeared in Offcourse, with translations by Stuart Friebert, to whom the book is dedicated.
- Eugene K. Garber, on his novel Maison Cristina, to appear in October 2021 from Transformation Press.
- Heikki Huotari, on the imminent publication of his
fifth collection, When Correlation Was Causation, published by Better Than Starbucks Press.
- David Nirenberg and Ricardo Nirenberg, on their book Uncountable: a Philosophical History of Number from Antiquity to the Present, to appear in October 2021 from U. Chicago Press.
- Fred Skolnik, on Thoughts for a Rainy Day,
a collection of 16 poems (Kelsay Books/Alabaster Leaves, 35 pp)
available though Amazon or the website of Kelsay Books.
- J.R. Solonche, on his Selected Poems 2002-2021, which has been nominated for the National Book Award. It is available from Serving House Books, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. An excellent review appears in The Lake: http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/reviews/sept21/