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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/
Issue #85, June 2021
- “Ignis fatuus” and “On Hillbilly Heroin”, poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "Gentile Kaddish" and other poems by Lou Gallo
- "At Camp" and other poems by John Grey
- "Hydrogen", a poem by Daniel Y. Harris
- "NOV", a poem by Irene Koronas
- "Lenten", "Class Photo", and "Census", poems by Miriam Kotzin
- "The Pipe his Father Couldn't Fix", a story by John P. Kristofco
- "Presence" and other poems by Judy Kronenfeld
- "America the Dutiful" and "Musings", poems by Martin H. Levinson
- "Rise and Fall", a story by Alfred Marks
- "Life is Killing my Ass (named after Balaam's by the way)", and more by John Marvin
- "The Other Cheek", a story by Ricardo L. Nirenberg
- Poems by Simon Perchik
- "Zamyatin" and other poems by Fred Pollack
- "Language Police" and "Go, Cubs!", poems by Charles Rammelkamp
- Three Poems by William Rector
- "It is never so simple" and three other poems by Claire Scott
- "Indelible", "Another Easter", and "Ewes", poems by Don E. Thompson
- "The Nurses Call Me", and two other poems by Kelley White
- "Nook" and "The Sphinx", poems, and a painting by Sarah White
- "Oasis" and other poems by Mark Young
- R. Nirenberg reviews "A Portable Chaos", a novel by E.M. Schorb, and "The Thirteenth Studebaker", a collection of short stories by Robert Wexelblatt.
- Joel Chace, whose new book fata morgana has just appeared from Unlikely Books.
- Joachim Frank:
three of his annotated photographs have been published in Hole in the Head Review, and
"The Miracle" —short nonfiction— has been accepted by The Door is a Jar for their Sept 21, 2021 issue.
Daniel Y. Harris for The Misprision of Agon Hack, Volume IV, The Posthuman Series, just published by BLAZEVox.
- Irene Koronas for lithic cornea, Volume V, The Grammaton Series, just out from BLAZEVox.
- Ellaraine Lockie: her poem "Pretense", published in Offcourse #84, won first prize in a poetry contest sponsored by the Poetry Society of Virginia.
- Diane Louie, on her book Fractal Shores, winner of the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize.
Issue #84, March 2021
- "I Never Saw Horizons Until Now" and two other poems by Rose Mary Boehm
- "The Man Who Has Something To Say" and two more poems by Jonathan Bracker
- Three Poems by Sarah Carleton
- "The Notice", a short story by Joachim Frank
- "Flüchtgepäck" and "Ein Weißes Tuch aus Leinen", poems by Ute von Funcke with English translations
- "A Priori" and four other poems by Lou Gallo
- "Copperhead in Leaves" and "Wrong World", two poems by John Grey
- Two Poems by Ellaraine Lockie
- "The Broom" and "Knock on Wood", poems by Peter Mladinic
- "The Meatball Hero", a story by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Then I could sleep", an essay by Ricardo Nirenberg
- "Candor", a poem by Andy Oram
- New Poems by Louis Phillips
- "Running for God" and other poems by Claire Scott
- "Muhammad Ali and Me" and "Senescence", prose poems by Ian C. Smith
- "Three Days Before Spring" and "Late Spring", two poems by J.R. Solonche
- "Strawberry Sorbet", a story by Michael Tilley
- "A Song for Helen Keller", an essay by Dennis Vannatta
- "Hsi-wei and the Great Wall", a story by Robert Wexelblatt
- "On Copying a Rembrandt Drawing", a poem by Sarah White
"A PLACE SO DEEP INSIDE AMERICA IT CAN’T BE SEEN—". Poems by Kari Gunter-Seymour, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, Volume 5.
Reviewed by Rose Mary Boehm.
- John P. Kristofco on the publication of his short story collection, The Alex Chronicles, The Orchard Street Press, OH, 2020, orchpress.com. Several of the stories have appeared in these pages.
- Robert Wexelblatt, on THE THIRTEENTH STUDEBAKER, ISBN: 978-1-60964-379-9, a collection of stories soon to appear from BlazeVox Books.
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.