Essay from Tony Nightwalker LeTigre

Old Town Tony & the Second-Hand Smoke Shop By Tony Nightwalker LeTigre A friend asked where I’m going to go now that I’m houseless again in winter. (Winter hasn’t officially started yet, but in reality it started December 8th. That’s the morning I woke up cold in the unheated Rat House from icy winds. You […]

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Poetry from J.J. Campbell

an unforgiving ocean of doubt   a tender note left for your lonely eyes only to be swept away by the wind like most of your dreams lost in an unforgiving ocean of doubt struggling to find something or someone that is real empty another bottle and pretend that is the lord at the bottom […]

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Poetry from Vijay Nair

  Water War Mom died in a battle; at last Occurred at a remote aquifers A battle field, since long; For a crock of water A battle aided; none munitions Threw it into the potable, That made Croaky noises; A bucket tied with a coir rope Milk run after Mexican breakfast none; Marched miles across […]

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Poetry from J.K. Durick

Men My Age Men my age sit in bars with their golfing buddies, order single malt scotch by name like an old friend, the connoisseurs they have become; men my age get their pictures in papers, in alumni magazines, getting or giving, their due, or just the right amount; men my age remember retiring, watch […]

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Essay from Donal Mahoney

Long Before ISIS   Thirty years ago, long before ISIS started executing Kurds, Muslims and Christians, I hired a Pakistani Muslim as an art director in Chicago. I was an Irish Catholic editor putting out a small national magazine. I hired him because his work samples were good and he had worked for the United […]

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Christopher Bernard’s Trumplandia sampler

The following poems have been mauled, marred and mutilated by Christopher Bernard Trump Chaucer (Adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer) Whan that Novembre with his shoures sote                                                 The drought of sumer hath perced […]

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