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It Seems: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

It Seems only three years ago we began our goodbyes. Pray for me you asked, and I had no idea how, or if I did pray what it might...

All the Young Men: Review

All the Young Men A Memoir of Love, AIDS, and Chosen Family in the American South Ruth Coker Burks with Kevin Carr O'Leary Grove Atlantic Reviewed by Hank Trout In...

Ghosts Ambling Along East 46th Street: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

Ghosts Ambling Along East 46th Street Not ever expecting to see you again, you appeared, walking ahead. I felt like a wren. I stayed behind, not wanting...

Finding Tulsa: Review

Finding Tulsa by Jim Provenzano Palm Drive Publishing Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s not easy writing a novel in the first person and relying on the...

Prayer Ribbons: Review

Prayer Ribbons, from Provincetown to Orlando Directed by Lise Balk King Reviewed by Hank Trout The Compact, a community-based organization in Provincetown, Massachusetts, that has nurtured the...

An unexpected event: Fiction by Sullivan

An unexpected event by Sullivan Back at home with my father, things had taken a turn for the worse. It all started when Chuck went to...

Never Turn Your Back on the Tide: Review

Never Turn Your Back on the Tide (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe-Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell) by Kergan Edwards-Stout Circumspect Press Reviewed by...

“So there will be no distraction”: Poetry by Simon Perchik

Poetry So there will be no distraction you shower at night, your hands kept cold as the same sound snow breaks off bit by bit whose only defense is...

He Lands in Palm Springs: Review

He Lands in Palm Springs by John Shekleton Mo Keijuk Press Reviewed by Raymond Luczak Considering the book’s premise of Father Joe Tierney, a defrocked Catholic priest living...

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