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Poetry - Fiction - Art - Photography

Friday Aug 22, 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 

Featured Contributor Spring/Summer 2014

Poet / 
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino


Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino’s new book of poetry is The Valise (Dead Academics
Press, 2012).  He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where in his spare time he
writes at his blog, The Postmodern Romantic. 





Last night’s lunar pulse rocked the seacradle. 
This morning, ageless hues beset with creation, 

spirit, hands of clay. 
Wakened from Nether, the chimeric crease deepens:

Oh, vulnerose!  Proud stork! 
The palace gates are barred! 

With palette bare, with brush cocked,
I draw across sky’s belly—

out drop thought and stone, rains of ignobility. 
Captured, the bloody fetch of color

bleeds my canvas of its pallor. 
This sky is immaculate— 

My spirit glows of life
A billion years old.  

To view more great poetry from this issue, get your copy here.


Featured Contributor Spring/Summer 2014

Poet / 
Stella Santamaría


Stella Santamaría is a poet, artist and educator currently residing in Miami, Florida.  
She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1973 to a Guatemalan mother and Cuban
father.  Ms. Santamaría began writing poetry at the age of 16 while attending
Miami Senior High School.


Your visitor in lavatory last night*

Artwork by Janne Karlson


Your Visitor is in the Lavatory Tonight
Your Visitor in the Lavatory
how appropriate
did he crawl
out of the toilet
this time
stanky damp musty fur
did he slither
from under the door
he couldn't materialize
nor manifest
Your Visitor in Lavatory
reeks of car dung
inflamed overused veins
blood traced out
long clocks dang


In Between Spaces, a first book of poetry


by Stella Santamaria
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 To read more from this author as well as the poetry of many other great authors in this issue, get your copy here.


Featured Contributor Spring/Summer 2014

Poet / Peycho Kanev 

Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. Translations of his books will be published soon in Italy, Poland and Russia. His poems have appeared in more than 900 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly,Evergreen Review, Columbia College Literary Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others. 



Emptiness is everything in this room.
Outside, the sky is not overflowing,
but pouring over the years.
What is the use of the numbers of time,
when she picks up the phone and says:


“Hello, please don’t hang up. I want to
talk with someone.”

But I am looking for spiders to build me
a clock out of silence,
crows for a poetry reading and rusty nails
for a different kind of farewell.

To read more from this author as well as the poetry of many other great authors in this issue, get your copy here.

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