A Literary Publication

Poetry - Fiction - Art - Photography

Saturday Aug 30, 2014
An Introduction:
This is the religious, political, pretty poetry free zone. Here the words bleed as the
ugly truth speaks from the depths of its darkest, rawest heart; exposing scars 
the still fresh wounds of the imperfect flesh most 
beautiful in the humbling flaws
of the human unmasked, 
confessing secrets, thoughts and realities most haunting...... 

"Of Flesh and Other False Things" *from, "Kill The Messenger, Conversations in the
Dark," a fifth collection in process.by Debbie Berk


Featured Contributors Spring/Summer 2014




                                                  Click on photo to view bio, poetry, etc; 

Top Row: Left to right, Ashley Dioses, Peycho Kanev, Stella Santamaria,
Craig A. Hart, 
Mark Burchard, Venger As'Nas Satanis 

Bottom Row: Left to right, G. David Schwartz, Anthony J. Langford, 
Richard Hartwell, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

Featured Artist:Tomasz Wieja



As random and "illogical" as they are, dreams always refer to the viewer's
hidden world.
Mandalas - ilustrations of dreams – are shortcuts to the
subconscious Self.

© Tomasz Wieja, all rights reserved



Tomasz Wieja is a photo illustrator. His photographs are bridges between
the subconscious and the fgurative.
They serve both as symbol and form.
The Author is strongly infuenced by traditions of surrealism
and psychoanalysis.


The Dreaming is the realm of both questions and answers.

Current Issue and Features

Artwork 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Artists 

Janne Karlson
Rex Sexton 
Tomasz Wieja

Photography 2014

Spring/Summber 2014 Photographers 

Mark Burchard  
Samantha Seto
Shane Armstrong 

Susana H. Case Featured Photographer Fall/Winter 2014


Susana H. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Her photos have appeared in San Pedro River Review andBlue Hour Magazine, among others. Author of several chapbooks, her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, The Scottish Café, was published in a dual-language version,Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland’s Opole University Press. She authored the books, Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions), Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and Earth and Below (Anaphora Literary Press). 4 Rms w Vu is forthcoming from Mayapple Press in 2014. 


Please visit her online at: http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/. 

Mark Burchard / Featured Poetr/Photographer Fall/Winter 2014


Mark Burchard, a former Motion Picture Costumer, was inspired by the slaphappy moments in his 29th film, “The Silence of the Lambs,” to try his hand at writing comedy. He quickly moved on to include poetry, fiction, and memoir. Now with over 70 pieces in print, Mark is proud that his work has appeared in such diverse publications as THE BATTERED SUITCASE, WESTWARD QUARTERLY, AUDIENCE MAGAZINE, LITTLE EPISODES, KEROUAC’S DOG, DO HOOKERS KISS?, SKIVE MAGAZINE, and THE STRAY BRANCH. Mark’s photographs were shown at the launch of Little Episodes in London, and can be seen on the covers as well as within the pages of many of the magazines mentioned above. His filmography can be found at IMDB.com.


Anatomy Of Two Roses
Three Roses Fading

Poems and photos by Mark Burchard




In the face of the rose
To the right you will find
The maze through which runs
All human kind.


Then take a look to the left
Through the gentle Babies Breath.
Hidden in that rose
Is the shattered mask of death.


Look for the people
Who lived by the flesh.
One screamed behind the brow,
Another crawled beneath the lips


Yet another stands tall
As he writes on a scroll
‘Bout those who died for the thrills
Found in a fist filled with pills



Three roses fading in a bouquet with Baby’s Breath.
It’s sad, so sad, for she cried herself to death.

Spring/Summer 2014 #13 Vol 10

Poetry by……

Alicia M. Cable
Anthony J. Langford
Arthur Gottlieb
Ashley Dioses
Charles Byrne
Collen Colkitt
Craig A. Hart
Daniel Algara
David Lawrence
Debbie Berk
Erick Ulrich
Erren Geraud Kelly
Frank De Canio
G. David Schwartz
Greg Moglia
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
Gretchen Tessmer
Jan Spence
Jeff Bernstein
Jim Davis
John Grey
John Sibley Williams
Joseph Owens
K.J Wortendyke, Jr
Kevin Ridgeway
Marchell Dyon Jefferson
Mark Burchard
Michael Ashley
Michael O’Connor
Peggy Carter
Peter McQueary
Peycho Kanev
Rebecca Freeh
Rex Sexton
Rhonda Parrish
Richard Calaman
Richard King Perkins 11
Robert Diehl
Roger Singer
Stella Santamaria
Thomas Edwards
Tom Pescatore
Toska Litost
Val Gryphin
Venger As'Nas Satanis
Walter Newton


OUR HEROES SUCK by Aaron Garrison
Casual Fear by Derek Keast
Matt and Kate by Michael R. Sharon
Montrose Drive by Richard Hartwell
N. by Scott Stambach

HOWL by Siddhartha Choudhury 

Flash Fiction

Hegemonic Reform by Jonathan Alston




Rex Sexton
Moon Ladder
Night Without Stars

Janne Karlson
Tomasz Wieja 




Mark Burchard
Shane Armstrong
Samantha Setto


Cover art, Pale Moon, by Rex Sexton

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