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Our Pushcart Prize nominees from 2019 ... Ready for Reading!

Our Pushcart Prize nominees from 2019 … Ready for Reading!

We love everything we publish. As always, it was very hard to choose only six nominees. That said, we congratulate and applaud six fine writers–take the chance to give their work a read now.   Colleen Curran, “We Were Working Moms” Michael Griffith, “Ghosts of the Wall Dogs” Lise Haines, “Seek and Hide Again” Joe...
"Birth, School, Work, Death": Contents & Contributors for Summer/Fall 2019.

“Birth, School, Work, Death”: Contents & Contributors for Summer/Fall 2019.

We present our Summer/Fall 2019 issue–“Birth, School, Work, Death” … Four phases of life, with the beauty in the details. If you wish, you can go to the Table of Contents and Contributors’ Notes on Medium here: Contents. All of our features are published there, too. Here’s what you’ll find in this issue … All...
"At Death's Door," an essay by Margie Patlak.

“At Death’s Door,” an essay by Margie Patlak.

Looking back and clinging to life. “But I just don’t feel old! I’m not ready to die.”   I was going to die. I had a brain tumor; it had grown back, I could feel it boring down into the roof of my mouth, and now I was going to die. I couldn’t accept it, couldn’t...
"After the Wake, Gramma Ruth Communes with Her Beloved," a poem by Ellen Kombiyil.

“After the Wake, Gramma Ruth Communes with Her Beloved,” a poem by Ellen Kombiyil.

“It didn’t flare like tissue or burn to ash but hovered many minutes …” To enjoy this feature as a broadside, drag the image to your desktop … or scroll down to read the poem in plain text. After the Wake, Gramma Ruth Communes with Her Beloved 1. “There in a jar, emptied of buttons — mama put a...
"Losing Babies," a poem by Margaret Rogal.

“Losing Babies,” a poem by Margaret Rogal.

“… girls in their angel boxes, she and she and she …” To enjoy this feature as a broadside, drag the image to your desktop … or scroll down to read it in plain text. Losing Babies   for Laura and Adam – Soft as buttermilk, smooth butterball, bright as lemon yellow button, angel cake,...