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Saturday Afternoon at The Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio

  Saturday Afternoon at The Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio By Roy Bentley . Slouched in a theater seat and watching Bullitt for the third time, a look I get from an usher might best be described as granting a … Continue reading

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Three Poems: “Snow Day,” “An Elegy for a Fellow Cambodian,” and “Halloween, 1985”

Three Poems By Bunkong Tuon . Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a series of poems about the immigrant experience in America. Our late Managing Editor, Okla Elliott, featured Bunkong Tuon’s work on As It Ought To Be back in January of … Continue reading

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Nosferatu in Florida

Nosferatu in Florida By Roy Bentley . Maybe vampires hear an annunciatory trumpet solo. Maybe they gather at the customary tourist traps like a blanket of pink flamingos plating a lake and lake shore by the tens of thousands to … Continue reading

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Our Neighborhood in Revere, MA

Our Neighborhood in Revere, MA By Bunkong Tuon . Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of poems about the immigrant experience in America. Our late Managing Editor, Okla Elliott, featured Bunkong Tuon’s work on As It Ought … Continue reading

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From a Tree Limb

From a Tree Limb By Sean Karns Outside my house, a gutted buck dangles from a tree limb.  Two men pull the buck’s hide like tugging on a bell rope in a tower. Their children swing on the swing set. … Continue reading

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The Incredible Hulk Tries to Write a Poem

  The Incredible Hulk Tries to Write a Poem By Daniel Crocker . The Incredible Hulk Tries to Write a Poem but his cucumber fingers keep getting in the way He smashed the keyboard all to hell and pencils mean … Continue reading

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Fish Performance

Fish Performance By Sean Karns . Fish Performance                         After Viewing a Lida Aboul photograph   You place the fishbowl in the freezer.  You sit on the couch and knit gloves, though it does not take long for the goldfish … Continue reading

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