Esperanza and Hope

Esperanza and Hope

Last year we published a suite of five poems by Esperanza Snyder and we are thrilled to find them included in this fantastic debut collection published by Stanley Moss and Sheep Meadow Press. As Edward Hirsch observes, "Esperanza Snyder is a poet of memory and...

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Sweet Music

Sweet Music

We’re so happy to have published Thaddeus Rutkowski’s story “Sweet Music” in one of our issues and to discover it’s all grown up and living in its own book at the end of the lane.

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Love Story

Love Story

Love Story He orders a second drink. I argue with him until he promises he’ll sip it slow. At the bar I say, Let’s get some food in our stomachs. And when the bartender is busy he goes off—Hey scumbag, do your job. The show is starting. The lights go dark in the small...

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Ornaments

Ornaments

David Daniel’s Ornaments was just released from the Pitt Poetry Series and we asked him to make a Spotify playlist. David well knows a slide from a stride. For ten years he created and produced WAMFEST: The Words and Music Festival, bringing together poets...

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