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A Review Q&A with Myself on the Subject of Dan Crawley’s Collection The Wind, It Swirls with the Principal Answer Being I Couldn’t Put This Book Down by Jonathan Cardew

Q: Could you put this book down? A: No, I could not. I could not put this book down.  Q: Why is it you couldn’t put this book down? Can you put your finger on the reason? A: I think there are many reasons. The stories fizz with interesting characters and...

TURMERIC & SUGAR: STORIES by Anna Vangala Jones; review by Dan Crawley

The debut short story collection, Turmeric & Sugar: Stories by Anna Vangala Jones (Thirty West Publishing House), is a feast for the senses and a tour of the challenges of love, triumph, and regret. Throughout, Jones’s prose is a wonderful mix of magic...

My Fave Five- May 2021

May 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew May Selector: Andrew Bertaina What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

MY FAVE FIVE- APRIL 2021

April 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew April Selector: Minyoung Lee What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

BENDING GENRES PRESENTS!!! Meg Tuite interviews Garielle Lutz about writing, life and so much more! So honored to have these two amazing writers in conversation…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTIyc9wIjL0 And you can order Gari's new book, WORSTED, from SF/LD here: https://www.hobartpulp.com/books/worsted

My Fave Five- March 2021

March 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew March Selector: Hannah Grieco What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer every month in search of the best hybrid, poetry, and flash writing from the previous month. In this edition, we catch up...

Bending Genres Reading for SMOLfair- March 5, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. This Friday, we have a great line-up for our Bending Genres Reading for the SMOLfair book fair event happening March 3- 7. Fiction Editor, Meg Tuite and EIC Robert Vaughan will be hosting a...

What Are The Chances? by Robert Scotellaro (review by Paul Beckman)

In Robert Scotellaro’s latest collection of gems, “What Are the Chances” he tells us the chances that way only he could write of lovers, friends, family, and more in a way that leaves you shaking your head in wonderment with these fast-paced stories filled...

Time. Wow. by Neil Clark (review by Jonathan Cardew)

Full disclosure: I am a complete and utter sci-fi nerd. Give me Star Trek. Give me LeGuin. Give me 2001: A Space Odyssey. Give me anything that is not of this planet/ space-time continuum-related/full of stars. So when I first came across Neil Clark’s small,...

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly (review by Alina Stefanescu)

Rogan Kelly. Demolition in the Tropics. Lewisburg, PA: Seven Kitchens Press, 2019. 28 pages. $9.00. Some readers expect to be punched in the gut repeatedly. Demolition in the Tropics is not for them. Rogan Kelly's poetic line is wistful, impressionistic, similar to...

Death, Desire and Other Destinations by Tara Isabel Zambrano (review by Dan Crawley)

Tara Isabel Zambrano’s full-length flash collection, Death, Desire, and Other Destinations (Okay Donkey Press, 2020), illuminates, enchants. I’m awestruck with Zambrano’s effortless talent, her swings from stark realism to inventive magic realism. She is...

Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich (reviewed by Audra Kerr Brown)

Audra Kerr Brown lives betwixt the corn and soybean fields of southeast Iowa with her husband and two children.

Bending Genres Q & A with author Karen Stefano (What A Body Remembers) and Emily Bertholf

Q & A : Interview with Karen Stefano, author of What A Body Remembers. Emily Bertholf: Your latest book is a memoir about the life-altering night in 1984 when you were violently attacked on your way home from work and your long struggle of dealing with...

Iowa sky ( music)

https://open.spotify.com/track/4EAiNQWwbscS7XD8gwcLtH?si=H-6XxQbBS7G33sCSomhzCA hello here is the first draft of Iowa sky plus music ( this one has my voice) there is a second one with the correction of the text ( thé voice of someone else ), that will come later

Lost Your Keys

Lost Your Keys   It was not Death, for I stood up, And all the Dead, lie down— Emily Dickinson   Heavy be these feet Though they haven’t shuffled Their distinctive skit-drag Oversized moccasin slapback boogie   Weary be these thoughts Narrow paths...

A List of Places My Father Might Have Gone While I Was at My Grandparents For Three Weeks During the Summer of 1975.

He could have gone to India. Maybe he was choosing a precious jewel at a market in Delhi, surrounded by tall cones of spice and piles of fruits I couldn’t name. Maybe he was filling a suitcase with beautiful silks trimmed in gold and sequins just for me. He could...

The Sentient Manifestation of Spectral Entity

After combing the optional prompts, I pulled the blanket over my head. The blanket is heavy, handmade, old, the weight is almost as reassuring or frightening as a lover’s skin.  What is the point of loving if we all die alone anyway, and kids? Don’t get me started....

Iowa sky

Here is one poetry, it will come with music later   Iowa sky   Iowa sky, I looked at you Many times I adored you You always amazed me With your millions of stars Winter sky of Iowa Is like a suspended time Time has stopped running Millions stars are still...

Laughing Her Way Into Eternity

Laughing her way into eternity   Aila gently knocks the glass to get the attention of the finches and canaries who flit above her, branch to branch, feeder to feeder, out of sight, back into sight. It’s her favorite spot, the floor to ceiling birdcage, lit as if...

Puzzle of a person #2

Puzzle of a person #2 Ten pieces of the puzzle: Music- exercise-contemplation- yoga-love-anxious- work-nature Devotion-creativity   Wind whistles in the November leaves Sunlight reflects on their yellow Cold air enters the door Of my room and soul I run on the...

Puzzle of a person

Puzzle of a person Ten words: Music- exercise - contemplation- yoga- love- anxious-work-nature- devotion-creativity Wind is blowing in the automne leaves Always like to watch it light reflect on the yellow Cold air enter the door Running on the footpath With a little...

Just Another October Poem

As the years pass Piled like deadfall It seems like more and more Leaves are cleaved From these skeletal trees   You’d think they’d stand Straighter for the loss But their boughs bow low Hunched over as if against Coming winter’s wicked-eyed wind   As if the...

My Fave Five- May 2021

May 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew May Selector: Andrew Bertaina What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer...

MY FAVE FIVE- APRIL 2021

April 2021 Series Curator: Jonathan Cardew April Selector: Minyoung Lee What’s rare, what’s bright, what’s new? This is what we ask a new writer...

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