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In This Issue //


Non-Fiction, Memoir, Essays, 

Reviews & Interviews






Where the West Meets the Middle and the Mid Meets the West  


Uniting & Celebrating Diversity Through Literature & Art


"He who is different from me does not impoverish me - he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves - in Man... For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.” 


                                           ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




"Berber song," Arthur Heifetz


Ghazals from Steffen Horstmann: "In Nantucket," "The Khanzi Tombs," "White light glistends within the rain there," and "As Vega´s phosphorescent core collapses"


"Poems from Afar I," "II," "III," and "IV," by Mark Murphy


"Vanilla," "Alone on a Winter Night," and "The Tree of White Peaches," by Penny Perry


"A Wrecked Morning," "Late In the Day," and "Loss" from Tom Montag"Ordinary Life," Billowy Blouses," and "Flatbread," by Martina Reisz Newberry


"Haunted Bridge," "A Brief History of Our Time," and "Photograph of You," by John Grey


Suzanne O´Connell, “Crayons And Nails,” “The Silver Bullet,” “The Scene Opens In The Living Room,” “Dungeons and Dragons Summer,” “Ungirdle My Loins,” and “Hamel’s Weekend.”


Deema K. Shehabi, "Enimant Domain"


Bobbi Sinha-Morey, "Longleaf Pines,"Every Sunrise," & "Winter Light"


David Iasevoli, "White Wilderness" Sequence 


Matthew Duggan, "Ithaca," "Zombie Land," "The Missing Quarter - Jacks," "On the centenary of the Great War" and "Winnaitch"


"Raw meat," "Love forlorn," and "Riddle me," Maria Castro Dominguez


Eira Needham, "Indian Summer," "When the Clock Chimes," "Glimpses of my Mother After Upteen Years," and "Morpheus´ Tryst" 


"Prison Sonnet," "Whiteness," "The Privileged Talk about their Privilege," "My Night Shift in the Back of the Ambulance, Unable to Sleep," "Chicago, Metro," and "Plotting the Rebellion at Work," by Ron Riekki


"Childhood Call," "Neighbor Boy," "Dinner Time," and "Listening to Tchaikovsky," by Kathy O´Fallon


Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, "Sailing Through Paris"


Alisa Valaj, "Deniel," and "Obliteration," translated from Albanian by Laureta Petoshati


Kristen D. Scott, translated into Albanian by Laureta Petoshati, "Pablo´s Lover," "Waiting for Istanbul," and "Sand and Stone"


"Or Why Does She Paint a Virtual Space for Silent Words?" "Mandala,"Shelter," and "The Escape," by Hedy Habra


Thomas Pescatore, "Heaven means," "By me a house on the mainline," and "17 minutes from here"


"The Maid´s Bell," a prose poem by Mark Tuller



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