Poetry from Dee Allen

Chinese Apple               Full, round, organic Little oddity the colour of blood Piques my interest when others pass it over.   Holding it in one hand — Firm — Peeling away its layered hide with the other —   Tough —   This unusual gift from Asia’s orchards has […]

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Poetry from Sheryl Bize-Boutte

THE 40 PARADOX   The hazy summer of the new millennium Finds the four of us Inching through the daily scramble of the 405 That finally lands us on Wilshire Boulevard Mother, Father, Daughter, Nephew We all look for movie stars at the corner Starbucks Giddy that two are real enough to stop and chat […]

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Poetry from Kahlil Crawford

How To Disrupt A Startup * Startups do not own The monopoly on disruption Startups are composed of people – – People disrupt startups Startups disrupt industries Industries disrupt societies Societies disrupt truth – What is Truth? Truth is nothingness Because startups come and g(r)o(w) Just like people – Most startups g(r)o(w) Into nothingness – […]

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J.K. Durick reviews Dale Wiley’s novel The Intern

The Intern: Chasing Murderers, Hookers, and Senators Across DC Wasn’t In The Job Description by Dale Wiley, published by Vesuvian Books, 2016. The Intern is an entertaining novel, a novel that employs all the elements and devices we associate with its genre, the conspiracy-thriller. Trent Norris, the first-person narrator, main character is, just as the […]

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Christopher Bernard’s novel Amor i Kaos: Beginning

This is  a novel that we’ll serialize each month until we reach the end. Amor i Kaos A novel By Christopher Bernard This novel is dedicated to the memory of the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (1931−2017), whose example has given many the courage to follow the drive of imagination and desire wherever it leads, in […]

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Poetry and Photography from K.C. Fontaine

THE SPIRITUAL HOME of American Wanderers hugs the Pacific Coast; Taking hold of you, for awhile, beyond His Majestic Glory.. As life wanders thru us, our environment returns a critical gaze – reminding us that home is no destination.

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Art and Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

                Punk Rock, Fast and Pray HAYES STREET VERSE for Gwich’in. _________________ minority reality reduction based aside mountain croiX; burn aside, road rail.. river mural rush. _________

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Essay from Christopher Bernard

The Present Emergency By Christopher Bernard On November 8, 2016, we witnessed a kind of political 9/11, a Brexit as nuclear bomb. It felt like being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer for our society, our civilization, our way of life, or witnessing the sack of Rome by Alaric. It isn’t the first time many […]

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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