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Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998.
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Issue #83, December 2020
- "Bartering your Soul for Salvation" and other poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "Time's Wonders" and other poems by Philip Fried
- "Shrieking Girl", a poem by Lou Gallo
- "What's Left" and other poems by Ian Ganassi
- "Fog and Glare" and "After, and Before", poems by Judy Kronenfeld
- Four Poems by James Miller
- "Louis Nirenberg in a Dream", by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Old Flames", a story by Ricardo Nirenberg
- Poems by Simon Perchik
- "Some of the World is the World", a poem by Louis Phillips
- "Road Ends", a story by Richard Risemberg
- "Sipping Grief" and other poems by Claire Scott
- "Searching Away" and "Another Portrait", poems by Tim Suermondt
- "Triptych: Ninety Versts", poems by R.L. Swihart
- "Work Makes Freedom", a story by Dennis Vannatta
- Louis Phillips, whose 4: 4 stories, 4 plays, 4 poems, has been published by World Audience and is available at Amazon. com as a paperback or e-book. His new collection of poems, Sunlight Falling to the Lake, is also available from World Audience Inc.
- Richard Merelman, on his new poetry collection, A Door Opens, published from Fireweed Press, Madison, Wisconsin.
- Charles Rammelkamp, whose new chapbook, Mortal Coil, can be obtained from Claire Songbird Press, https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/featured-authors/charles-rammelkamp/
- E.M. Schorb, for Transit: Tales of Mystery, History, and Crime (Hill House, NY, 2020), with an introduction by Pat Mullan. Available from Amazon.
- J.R. Solonche, for Guide to the Perplexed (Serving House Books) and The Moon is the Capital of the World (David Robert Books/Word Tech Communications), both books coming out in 2020.
Issue #82, September 2020
We mourn the loss of Stuart Friebert, whose poems, stories, and translations have enriched these pages since 2014. Here is Ute von Funcke's memorial, "Meeting Stuart, a Personal Tribute to Stuart Friebert", and a list of Friebert's contributions to Offcourse.
- Three Poems from "Broken Glosa", by Stephen Bett
- "Vagrant Noon" and other poems by Mark DuCharme
- "Spiritual Pork Chops" and other poems by Lou Gallo
- "Is It Possible that It Doesn't End in Death" and other poems by John Grey
- "Superstar Haircut", a story by Aditya Johri
- "Marshall", a story by Steve Legomsky
- "The Great Flood Myths: from a School Play to the Pandemic", by Jiayi Liao
- "Paul Valéry and Some of His Contemptors", by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Kvelling", "Romance", and "Disapproval", poems by Charles Rammelkamp
- "The Urn", a poem by E.M. Schorb
- "Hammer and Nails" and "Missing", by Claire Scott
- "First Novels in Drawers" and other poems by Steven M. Smith
- "Dylan Blues" and other poems by Travis Stephens
- "Hsi-Wei and the Murders in Licheng", a story by Robert Wexelblatt
- "A Beetle's Tale", a story by Fred D. White
- "Three Sonnets", by Sarah White
- A review of Joachim Frank's novel Aan Zee, by Suresh Somnath Raval.
More information about Aan Zee here.
- A review of Sarah White's Iridescent Guest, by J.R. Solonche
Issue #81, June 2020
Charles Rammelkamp whose Catastroika was published in May: https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/catastroika-by-charles-rammelkamp-available-for-pre-order/, and to Sarah White whose Iridescent Guest appeared in April: https://issuu.com/deerbrookeditions/docs/iridescent_guest_preview
Issue #80, March 2020
"The Viking from Brooklyn": remembering Stan Johannesen.
- Six Prose Poems by John Amen
- "A Form of Destruction" and other poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "The Hapsburg Lip" and other poems by Stuart Friebert
- "The Planck Limit of Desire" and other work by Lou Gallo
- Poems from The Misprision of Agon Hack, by Daniel Y. Harris
- "Artocarpus" and "butea", poems by Irene Koronas
- "Four-Poster Bed" and other poems by Richard Merelman
- "The Sin Against the Human Spirit", an essay by Ricardo L. Nirenberg
- "Access", a poem by Fred Pollack
- Three Poems by Claire Scott
- "Instructor", a poem by Lois Greene Stone
- "Prime Mover", a poem by Daniel Sundahl
- "Baby on Board" and other poems by Richard Weaver
"Hsi-wei in the Gardens of Shun", a story
by Robert Wexelblatt
- "I, Who Never Learned to Long" and "Once, the Troubadour", poems by Sarah White
Joachim Frank's novel Aan Zee is now available at The Book Loft, in Great Barrington, MA. Please visit https://www.thebookloft.com/product/aan-zee
- E.M. Schorb on his illustrated collection of light verse, Muddling Through, Hillhouse, NY, 2019
- Fred Skolnik on his novel The Nightmare (written as Fred Russell) published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, 2019. The book is available from Amazon.