Review by Christopher Bernard

Striking a Nerve Review by Christopher Bernard AvantgardARAMA! The Cutting Ball Theater The EXIT on Taylor San Francisco The Cutting Ball Theater, one of San Francisco’s most interesting companies, opened its eighteenth season this fall by resuscitating its old AvantgardARAMA series, quiet since 2008, with an anthology of seven short pieces, some of them more […]

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Synchronized Chaos October 2016: Love, Loss, and Rebirth

When the wheel of the year rolls over to autumn and the holiday season draws near, chilly weather and indoor activities can cause many people to become more introspective about the age old mysteries of love and loss. Being heavily affected by temperature changes, this is certainly true for me. I find myself drinking copious […]

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Poetry from Cristina Deptula

  Untitled Eyes closed, hands clasped, breath in rhythm questing inward to find truth, abandon attachment and ego   Time to yank up straw from arid fields weave the strands into precious metals and peer through the jewels of clarity somehow crystallized from thin air.   Opening up in therapeutic conversation my shaky feet fall […]

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Poetry from Michael Robinson

Horizon   In the middle of the night, I sit in bed thinking of mountains that are not bitter, There are two empty chairs and a table with a candle burning. In the shadows two people watch the brightness of the moon, They will survive the night in the light of the stars.     […]

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Poetry from Nina Berggren

In the mind of “that kid” in a wheel chair whom you never went and talked to   my vocal chords are a sputtering car engine Whirring, spitting, f a ll ter in g, The wrong sounds escape me a Vehicle that cannot be controlled And I am the driver.   my arms slap my […]

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Poetry By Christopher Bernard

The Drunken Philosopher By Christopher Bernard   I drink to the moon staring up at me from the face in the puddle of mud at my feet. And behind the face of the moon reflected in the mud is the entire universe! A haze of little stars salt and peppered in dazzling sparks, infinitely, down […]

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Poetry from Neil Ellman

Departure of a Ghost   (watercolor/gouache by Paul Klee)   The ghost of my other self my inner self, my alter self lives with me, shares my bed, my life as if it were its life a place at my table within my house as if it were its own.   it stays        it stays […]

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Poetry from PW Covington

Modesty Boy-cut panties, crumpled on the floor Weapons stashed behind the door Crucifix bedroom wall backdrop for The sexting pic sent to you, Un-asked Modesty is a luxury Hypocrisy When life is exposed For all to see These are poems that never Had a chance Shot down, on some city street At 25 By scared-to-death […]

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Short story from Michael Paul Hogan

The Fishermen of Dragon-Tooth Beach by Michael Paul Hogan We anchored the rowboat and waded the last hundred yards ashore. The water was barely above our ankles, but we had to pick our way through a miniature forest of mangrove shoots five ten fifteen inches high, laid out like a tank trap between us and […]

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