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Introduction to A&A Poetry, Issue 78 This quarter’s poems begin with a love of the sea [The Fisherwoman and the Queen of Gulls by Devin Miller (Seattle, Washington)] and ends with the call back to the ocean [Song of the … Continue reading
Introduction to Issue 73 Poetry First, I want to congratulate the following nominees for the 2019 Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes: Pushcart (Poetry) Gretchen Tessmer, “The Right Hand of Starlight” (Issue 70) Tristan Beiter, “Mother of Cacti” (Issue … Continue reading
John C. Mannone It’s Not Always Magic From the window in his study, the starhe’s been waiting for pierces the darkicy skies. He calls to his wife, It is time! He hurries to his workshop behindthe house, commands the elves … Continue reading
The last issue of 2019 will not disappoint you, it is filled with the typically awesome group of poets whose work I’ve had the privelage of reading from all over the world: Ntil • Luigi Coppola (Sidcup, Kent, UK) Night … Continue reading
We are pleased to publish the following great speculative poems that are also possessed with literary depth. Authors are from all over the country. We open with The Right Hand of Starlight by Gretchen Tessmer (Gouverneur, NY), an ethereal poem … Continue reading
Jake Sheff A Confluence of Maple, a Resurgence of History There was no way she evolvedIn a world without clouds,In a world without hippiesLike Euler’s Equation, Stalingrad,The daily Metamucil tablet to keep youRegular; it’s my subjective truth,My requisite canyon that … Continue reading
Gretchen Tessmer The Right Hand of Starlight she raises her palm see these lines? not one without stories they fill every deep trench and shallow rivulet of flesh and blood and ink— yes, ink spilled everywhere across space, across time … Continue reading
King’s Gambit by Mark Nelson (Hadley Rille Books) In The Poets of Pevana, Mark Nelson introduced us to his world’s odd theology, where the gods speak through and bless poets and the principal goddess’ tears are both solace and weapons … Continue reading
Another Girl, Another Planet by Lou Antonelli (Word Fire Press) Good Lord, Lou Antonelli did something I thought was impossible. He made me like an alternative history story, and usually I hate those. The story starts and ends with three … Continue reading