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Welcome new contributor Janeen Rastall and her three new poems:

Enjoy your week!

Moustache Monday

New poetry to start off the week: Charlie Chaplin Wants Us to Stare At His Lips by Valerie Loveland which refers from the poem The lips were the worst by Laura McCullough.


There’s no such thing as too much poetry which is why we’re bringing you another poem today: Vacancy by Christopher Grillo refers from “silhouette” in the story Inscription by Nicolette Wong.

Polar Bears Playing Strip Poker

Yes, you read that right. And because we don’t want to leave you in suspense much longer, we introduce Gemma Cooper-Novack’s poem Strip Poker at the Arctic Circle which refers from Rosalyn Marhatta’s poem Shark Snark.

Bird’s-eye View

Joshua Gray ‘s back with his new poem By the Hand of Django which refers from the poem Flowers, yellowing by Carol Stephen. Joshua’s also earned himself a new contributor page.

The Power of Poetry

Channel your inner superhero with Wendy Carlisle’s poem Wonder Woman at 40 which refers from the poem Hulk at 50 by Rose Auslander.

Change of Pace

We’re bringing you new fiction from Jamez Chang, who gains a new contributor page too. His story Moxy refers from the story The Department of Extinct Objects – Case Number 1985 by Jessica Patient.

Natural wonder

There is much to be said about the power of nature upon the human spirit. Today, we bring you three photographs from Peter Birckhead that we feel speak to this and to the healing power of art:

Snow with Rocks & Glass refers from Dómine, non sum dignus, a story by Doug Bond

Awakening now heads our Poetry page

Reverie now heads our Artwork page

Our thoughts are with all those who’ve been affected by the recent devastating storms.

Darker Side of Poetry

We’re excited to bring you a poem by Meg Tuite this week: Your Pain Reminds Me of Who I Won’t Bewhich refers from the word “geometry” in Val Dering Rojas’ poem Breakfast, 7am.


When the grip gives out: poetry. Today’s new poem is Grip by Worthy Evans which refers from the word “gripped” in Sheila Lamb’s story Swim.