Three Poems by Mary McMyne

blakemnd“I hadn’t heard of the Reverend Robert Kirk before I read Mary McMyne’s poems, but I soon became fascinated with this figure, a man who wrote “The Secret Common-wealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies” in 1691. And I became fascinated as well with McMyne, who crafts stunning verse that relates Kirk’s history in the relatively small space of each poem.” ~ Poetry Editor Shaindel Beers (more…)

Ghost

by Edward Mc Whinney
Dandelions by Dana Bryson

Once I was a man of few words even if behind it my mind was feverish. Not many moments of calm, though I learned to keep quiet. I lived in a room overlooking the pier and a field of dandelions. The dandelion spoke the advantages of taking root as well as flying and how to […]

Aerograms

by Jim Krosschell
Aerogram

“A letter from America was waiting for me at school this morning, from Mom, saying that Gram Krosschell had died.” This was an entry in my journal on March 22, 1976, in Chungmu-si, South Korea. I don’t remember receiving that letter. It was a long time ago. But I can reconstruct how that moment would […]

Hidden Tracks

by Cynthia Newberry Martin
Underground Atlanta by Chuck Grimmett

Once upon a time is what Noalee wishes she could say about this time of her life. She sighs and glances at the burgundy underbelly of the hotel awning. She was hoping travelling to a different place would help, but this trip to Atlanta, her annual visit to company headquarters, may be making things worse. […]

Blue Moon

by Jodi Paloni
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I pace the hospital room while medical staff monitors the inner workings of my son’s beautiful body. They patch his exterior—prop, unroll, swab, and cover. I stand at the foot of the bed, holding his feet as if doing so will keep him here, not in this gurney, but on this planet. Owen. I think […]