October – December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Contents

Editorial Note                                                                                                          

SECTION 1: SENTINEL CHAMPIONS

JIM FRIEDMAN – “some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2)                    

SHARON PHILLIPS

What does the heart mean in popular culture?

Labile

KELLY NUNNERLEY – Surrender

MICHAEL BROWN – Our Father

KATHLEEN STRAFFORD – Swinger

L THOMPSON – Your Windows

MARIA ISAKOVA BENNETTFrozen Ringtone

DIANE COOK – The Softening

GABRIEL GRIFFIN – Vanitas

GRETA ROSS – In transit

NOEL WILLIAMS – Lethal theory

 

SECTION 2: SLQ POETRY

SAM SMITH

Being taken seriously can be a worry for a flippant man

4 Paired Couplets Seeking a Synergistic Outcome

Lineage

The Society of Literary Corpses Revisits the Martian School

TEJASVI SAXENA – That Barren Room  

KAREN JANE CANNON – The Herd at Dusk

SIMON PERCHIK – Sequence

SHARON SCHOLL – Dirt

PHIL KIRBY – Janet & John

FRANK RUBINO – Fathers

OGUNDARE TOPE – Listen

MATT DUGGAN – Metal

IRENE THALDEN – How to translate 

WILLIAM C BLOME – The Lazy Gondolier

TOM SASTRY – Ozymandias

OTIS ELLIOTT – Of Aqua

NEIL LEADBEATER – Sheep in Twin Sets

VINCEN GREGORY Y. YU

Shapes

Geography

SANJEEV SETHI – Fireside

 

SECTION 3: ESSAYS & REVIEWS

MATTHEW JAMES BABCOCK – Subtitles: 1

MANDY PANNETT

Review of Pansy Maurer-Alvarez’s Oranges in January

Review of Joan Michelson’s Landing Stage

 

SECTION 4: FICTION

PHILIP CHARTER – Freewheeling

PAUL BROWNSEY – Acting Apart

JOHN A. BARRETT – Reflections of Fate

 

SECTION 5: DRAMA

GEOFFREY HEPTONSTALL – Out of the Night

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