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What is This Thing Called Love: Poems by Kim Addonizio

What is This Thing Called Love: Poems by Kim Addonizio

Reviews, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 W.W. Norton, 2004 ISBN: 978-0393327090 Paperback, 128 pp., $16.95 Review by Julie Senger The title is the first thing that a reader might notice about Kim Addonizio’s book of poetry, as it is the first thing a person would notice […]

Entering Arkansas by Aubrey Bemis

Entering Arkansas by Aubrey Bemis

Drama, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 CAST OF CHARACTERS TAYLOR: Little Sister, 8 STACY: Big Sister, 12 PLACE Upstate New York SETTING Outside, in a yard. And in Taylor and Stacy’s shared bedroom, which is divided by duct tape. SCENE 1 (STACY is sitting on the […]

The Flawed Gods: A Play in One Act by Jakob Esaw

The Flawed Gods: A Play in One Act by Jakob Esaw

Drama, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 CAST OF CHARACTERS POE FA, male, middle aged (fifty years old) NIKO, female, mid to late thirties PRESLEY, male, mid to late thirties OMNIBENEVOLENCE, male, late twenties to early thirties LITTLE SOL, fourteen-year-old male BROTHER SOL, male, late fifties to […]

White on White by Harmony Neal

White on White by Harmony Neal

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I’m in an Embassy Suites in Austin watching the National Geographic Channel. It offers thirty minutes about close calls with nature: panda and polar bear attacks, a rampaging circus elephant, a killer whale flopping onto a trainer at Sea World, […]

Cochlear Implants: For the Deaf or the Hearing? by Kirstin Shafer

Cochlear Implants: For the Deaf or the Hearing? by Kirstin Shafer

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 Cochlear implants are often seen by the larger hearing population as a cure for deafness; many find it unfathomable that a person would choose to be deaf if an alternative existed. It may come as a surprise, then, that there […]

Riding White by Ange Tysdal

Riding White by Ange Tysdal

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 White flakes spiral in small tornadoes –dancing– a dance that has been danced every winter since winter was born. Winds whisper on blizzard breezes that bite at exposed skin. Then, silence. Snow has fallen. Mounds of ivory powder dazzle in […]

Everything’s in a Name by Annie Yang

Everything’s in a Name by Annie Yang

Nonfiction, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I lived in Beijing, China from birth until my family moved to America four years later. In China, my preschool class consisted of twenty Chinese kids, but when I entered kindergarten at Northwood Elementary School in Ames, Iowa, I became […]

Doubt by James Belflower

Doubt by James Belflower

Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 The wind picked up overnight dragging clouds to the moon I remember the leaves chattering in pockets of wakefulness you had the blankets to your ears I believe it’s the wind moving all this it must be it must be […]

Tuesday by James Belflower

Tuesday by James Belflower

Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 We read obsession over the Sunday comics; “but why does he squat outside?” Questions still bucking and braying; my eyes are strong but void of answers. It must be 1:30. Call me “babe” again; I love that. The sofas’ crushed […]

At the Ocean by Gloria Bennett

At the Ocean by Gloria Bennett

Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 She sat alone, overlooking the ocean on the coast in Santander. The way she sat, legs crossed, thighs showing, wasn’t meant to be flirtatious. She wasn’t aware she had an audience. He might have sat down beside her, to see […]