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Issue 90: Technology

Issue 90: Technology

                       Photograph by Shakhbout Saeed Al Kaabi

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Chapbook coming soon from Karen An-hwei Lee

November 19th, 2014

We are proud to announce that one of our contributors, Karen An-hwei Lee is publishing a chapbook, What the Sea Earns for a Living. You’ll be able to get a copy from Quaci Press in


Malisa Garlieb’s debut collection available now

November 18th, 2014

Malisa Garlieb published her debut collection, Handing Out Apples in Eden. The book grapples with issues at the core of modern relationships: the fluidity of identity and desire, the intersection of image and


Jed Myers’ work is taking over

November 17th, 2014

We are delighted to announce that one of our contributors, Jed Myers is releasing a new book, Watching the Perseids from Sacramento Poetry Center. The manuscript won the 2013 Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award. Jed describes


New book from John F. Buckley

November 14th, 2014

We are proud to announce that one of our contributors, John F. Buckley has published his fifth book, “Yankee Broadcast Network.” It is available now from Brooklyn Arts Press. His poem “On Kandinsky’s Open


Black Sheep Reading Series Recap

November 13th, 2014

Gregory Pardlo and Roger Reeves were recently at the Black Sheep Pub for the PBQ Reading Series. Roger read poetry from his new book, King Me. Gregory had a copy


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Robbi Nester

October Wish

What would it be like

to pocket this early fall sunlight,

to empty it by the bucketful

into a winter sky,

white as the frozen ground?
Or to save every elegant blossom
on the orchid’s now-bare stalk,
to re-attach it, as though

it had never fallen?
If I could shape the world,
so full of sadness and loss,

could alphabetize its confusion

until it resolved to sense,

then I could say 
I had made a difference.

>> The words for next month:
Locksmith, plush, and fracture