VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Fleming

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kappa Waugh

Benedictus Benedictine in a tiny bottle, tongue in, tongue out, mooning, dreaming, face of the boy who’d borrowed a dollar last week, but won’t speak to her now. She slips her fingers past her waistband, a new face, the man who fingered her five years ago during  that movie The Nun’s Story.  Audrey Hepburn’s faceContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kappa Waugh”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose

The pipedream of permanence These rocks wear our names in a pipedream of permanence. Yet somewhere we’ve buried our cabernet moon, our clinking of glasses, rhyme over reason. The sun steals our shadow. I sent you two poems, penned in the frenzy of midnight and madness; our signatures linked in the marquise’s italics. Turnaround/turnaround. TheContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

cleansing of the temple

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish

Bad Friends I flip open my zippo lighter…flick …flick… The orange flame lights my Kent cigarette; the smell of tobacco fills the air. I grab a church key and open a bottle of beer. I’m drowning my sorrows with booze; it soothes my parched throat. Half buzzed; I take a stroll to MY community center.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer

WHO’S ON TOP? Flip a coin to determine who’s on top Endlessly we bicker it never stops Lazy man I am indeed You mount your faithful stead We both enjoy inhibitions we drop MY FINGERS MANIPULATE        I carefully caress long golden thigh My fingers manipulate a deep sigh Ever so gently she moans  Her pleasureContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer”

SMALL GESTURES FROM BIG HANDS

Yeah, yeah I could’ve conjured a better title for a press release but April has been unusually cruel this year with the debacle that was PoetFest and the juggernaut of a struggle with a spreadsheet poetry manuscript…’nuff said. Our third release for National Poetry Month which is not spread sheet poetry… Now when one ofContinue reading “SMALL GESTURES FROM BIG HANDS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Cord Moreski

True Believer  for Alicia Purpura It’s quite an honor  catching you in the act ducking out  of another crowded party  in the wee hours of the morning  road soda in one hand  handlebar in the other  riding gracefully  down the sidewalk  singing, “East Coast! Fuck You!”

CONSIDER THIS, APRIL CRUELTY BEGINS

with our first release… Roz Washington returns with a new collection of poetry ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, picking up where SUNLIFE left off. New destinations, new encounters both real and imaginary, varying phases of contemplation and a journey into a Bradbury-esque cosmos engineered by Jules Vernes. Take a walk on the wildside where even the mostContinue reading “CONSIDER THIS, APRIL CRUELTY BEGINS”

APRIL CRUELTY IS COMING

That’s right, National Poetry Month is on the horizon and April is cruel, poet and publishers punishing each other and themselves alike… First on the agenda…Editor in Chief Mike Zone will be attending St. Augustine PoetFest (brainchild of Chris Bodor)…taking part in a discussion panel regarding Poets and Change (essentially poetry and politics), then there’sContinue reading “APRIL CRUELTY IS COMING”