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Month: June 2013

VISUAL POEMS

by Nance Van Winckel

Part I: ALTERED ADS

[Artist’s Statement: I’m having a dialogue with these old ads, mostly from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. I want to marry a bit of poetry with the dogs of commerce. After I alter the text, I sense the ads need a place to be, a place to live in their next incarnation, so I often put them on (my photo of) a wall. Then I add other graphic bits and refine to my own purposes all that had been in the vast before.]

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FLOORED IN YOUR FUTURE

Floored In Your Future


Nance Van Winckel’s digital collage work has appeared in Handsome Journal, The Cincinnati Review, Em, Dark Sky, Western Humanities Review, and other journals. Excerpts from a collage novel are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review. She has also had collage work in various galleries, juried and solo shows, and museums. Her sixth collection of poems is PACIFIC WALKERS (U. of Washington Press, 2013); a fourth book of linked stories will be out in July. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. To see more of her visual poems, visit: http://photoemsbynancevanwinckel.zenfolio.com/.

The Academy of Hay

by Julia Shipley

The farmer squats in the dirt road beside the tractor. Using a twig he draws a way to enter the field. (more…)

VISUAL POEMS

by Nance Van Winckel

Part I: ALTERED ADS

[Artist’s Statement: I’m having a dialogue with these old ads, mostly from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. I want to marry a bit of poetry with the dogs of commerce. After I alter the text, I sense the ads need a place to be, a place to live in their next incarnation, so I often put them on (my photo of) a wall. Then I add other graphic bits and refine to my own purposes all that had been in the vast before.]

[Click on the picture to view it in full size.]

CREAM OF WILD

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Nance Van Winckel’s digital collage work has appeared in Handsome Journal, The Cincinnati Review, Em, Dark Sky, Western Humanities Review, and other journals. Excerpts from a collage novel are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review. She has also had collage work in various galleries, juried and solo shows, and museums. Her sixth collection of poems is PACIFIC WALKERS (U. of Washington Press, 2013); a fourth book of linked stories will be out in July. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. To see more of her visual poems, visit: http://photoemsbynancevanwinckel.zenfolio.com/.

Sabbath

by Jared Joseph

you are really not supposed to brush your teeth (more…)

Why Did The

by Katie Jean Moulton

The only problems—not counting her mother, who was a fact of life—were Pop and the chicken suit. Kendra was nineteen, living in her first apartment with her first real boyfriend, working the only job she’d ever had. She even made appearances on local TV. Of course, no one could tell it was her. (more…)

Official Report on Posture

by Bill Neumire

Listen, some nights you have to slough
regret & laugh at how facts can’t cling
to us, how a copper chuckle erupts
from the news. Consider the engineers
of your credit score. You are doomed
to be paraphrased; in a kiosk
someone who can’t pronounce your name
will sell you. The old should remember
estrus & the way it twists, the way ministers
of law bind your life to words
in books you can’t afford, a hive
of lineated isolation. The engine of the end
runs well. The old should kiss
& tell.

News

Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

New titles available from Robert McBrearty and Tori Bond.

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now OPEN. Check out our new category triptychs! The submission period closes December 15, 2019; submit here.

Upcoming

11/04 • Douglas W. Milliken
11/06 • Alouini, Olfa
11/11 • Janiru Liyanage
11/13 • Francine Witte
11/18 • Pamela Painter
11/20 • Margaret Madole
11/25 • Nancy Stohlman
11/27 • Kelsey Englert
12/02 • Tara Campbell
12/09 • Foster Trecost
12/16 • Janiru Liyanage
12/23 • Tanner Barnes
12/30 • Caroline Firme
01/06 • Meg Eden
01/13 • Daniel Galef