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Special Section: Obsession

Editor's Introduction
Obsession Obsession


(Sung to "I've Got You Under My Skin")

Laurel Ann Bogen Bones Dig This Dream
O Grave Undertaker
root of this dream
be bone

Larry Colker Babe, You Are Always on My Mind
handing off electrical potentials
like rescue workers passing bags of rice

C. G. Hanzlicek Curse of the Starling, News
 'The starling curses all who long for sleep'?—
And now 200 million of them darken our skies.

David Lazar Notes for a Notebook Full of Questions, Good Idea
I had one good idea in my life, and it turned out to be a bad idea.

Dan Masterson Agnus Dei
She's seen that look before, coming
From older men...

Marilyn Robertson What Happened That Night
I slipped it off, like a nylon shadow,
my pale skin liberated, illuminated
in the moonlight...

Denise Roman Bleeding April
you came like oil fire,
melted the auburn of a vanished kiss


The fastest smack-down and most striking example of the Movie-Review-Turned-Confessional-Poem we've ever found.


Special Section: Fascination

Editor's Introduction
Fascination Variations


(Sung to "That Old Black Magic"")

John Allman Vachel Lindsay and the Whales of California
that boomlay-boom of surf and gold-
flecked skin the error of lost love?

Sandra Cutuli Pieced
needles and pins,
like animals, tables, pots,
were listed in wills

D. H. Lawrence Bavarian Gentians
let me guide myself with the blue, forked torch of this flower
down the darker and darker stairs...

Dan Masterson Bloodline
He is unaware of the workshirt she sees
Come up from the grave
To fit itself to his shoulders

Pamela Burgess Five MoonMails
Suppose each month someone, from somewhere out there, sent you a mysterious image and a reminder that this was the night of the full moon. Would you be fascinated?
      Full Moody Moon
Full Photo Moon
Full Pink Moon
Full Snow Moon
Full Spotted Moon



Paul Mandelbaum from The Art Lovers
Visualize seduction. And self-confidence. Gravitas, too, but especially seduction.




Regular Features

Visual Cues  - Nance Van Winckel Catawampus / unknown artist Mother and Child

Third Anne Silver Memorial Award - Robert Mezey Please?

Visual Artists

Bios and Statements



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