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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
- Ute von Funcke on Shadows of Shadows, translated from the German by Stuart Friebert, just out from Black Mountain Press.
- Charles Rammelkamp on Ugler Lee, just out from Kelsay Books.
- E.M. Schorb, on Once Upon Each Time, Collected Poems, out in August 2020 from Hill House, NY, with an introduction by Ricardo Nirenberg. Several of the poems appeared first in this journal.
- Sarah White on Iridescent Guest, just out from Deerbrook Editions. Several poems in Iridescent Guest appeared first in this journal.
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.
Issue #79, December 2019
- Joachim Frank on his novel Aan Zee being published by University Press of the South. Read the background story here.
- Daniel Gallick, whose Love on Blue Waves is now available from Amazon.
- Charles Rammelkamp, whose new chapbook, Mortal Coil, is forthcoming from Clare Songbirds Publishing. A full-length collection, Catastroika, is also forthcoming from Apprentice House.
- E.M. Schorb, on winning the 8th Annual Beverly Hills Books Award with his novel R&R: a sex comedy, published by Hill House, NY.
- J. R. Solonche, who has The Porch Poems (Deerbrook Editions), Enjoy Yourself (Serving House Books), The Time of Your Life (Adelaide Books), and For All I Know (Kelsay Books) all coming out in 2020. To Say the Least (Dos Madres Press) appeared in 2019.
- Robert Wexelblatt, on Girl Asleep and other Poems, published by Cyberwit.net in 2019, and on Intuition of the News, his new collection of short stories, published by Adelaide Books in 2019.