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MOM'S WARNING TO ME
Roberta Feins

 

"Still, she knew these images were formed
by dirty hands, minds addled by drink  
 
compelled by pain, not by
the shape of a pear or any mountain."

 

NOT AT WAR
Jesse Graves

 

"We were dreamers awake in a dream, 
laboring to impress our professors, 
to articulate a longing for clean articulation, 
for feelings exalted enough to put to words.  
We were not at war with anyone."

 

TRACE
Jesse Graves

 

“So many names to learn, so many already lost, 
constellations, composers, flora and fauna
of the eastern seaboard, ancient gods and heroes.”

 

Volume XLI

Cover Art:  "Catkin Flora" by J. Wayne Fitzgerald.  Measuring 15" x 23", mono-print, embellished with watercolor, on rag paper, mixed media, January, 2016.