Editor’s Note – Twenty-Second Issue

Dear Artists, Writers, and most importantly – Believers, I must first take the time to say, hello Spring! And with the flowers almost in full bloom and the winds beginning to warm up, this issue echoes that same sentiment. Our poetry section this issue features weather friendly words from some terrific poets. (Disclaimer: We won’t … Continue reading

Spotlight: Book Clubs

Book Clubs: Find Your Niche Even in the Big City by Courtney McNamara Sometimes when rushing from work, to class, to grabbing drinks with friends and trying to squeeze that half-hour work out in; it’s hard to imagine some time to just sit down and talk about a good book.  Sure, there is often a decent … Continue reading

Poetry Section: Pullulating Poetry

March begins in winter and ends in spring—and so do this month’s poems. Begin with Owen’s “The Winter Nest,” warm yourself up along the way with West’s indelible ink(l)ings and Moul’s idiomatic interscriptions. And, yes, erin-cilberto is right—“After all that, Spring…” Enjoy, Siobhan Watson, Managing Editor Catherine Owen Catherine Owen has published nine collections of … Continue reading

Photography & Arts: Mundane Beauties

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15 year old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic,The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organisation, Winstons Wish, Papworth Trust, Mencap, Big Issue, Wrexham science , Fennel and Fern and Nature’s Best Photography.She has had her photographs published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including the … Continue reading

Music Section: Bruce “Boss” Springsteen Review

Review by Taylor DeBoer Grade: B + Of all the rock n’ roll elder statesmen, Bruce Springsteen is certainly the least complacent. Whether it be the sparse folk genius of Nebraska or the radio-friendly arena rock of Born in the USA, Springsteen has always been a working class troubadour (at times without merit) while gracefully … Continue reading

Fiction Section: Framed Fiction

Diane L. Merkel-Fiorito for the last few years has traded fiction stories for essays and research papers as she pursued her Master’s Degree in Childhood Education and Literacy. Now that that is complete, she has picked up her fiction writing again. Teaching has helped her grow as a writer and vice versa. Just Around the … Continue reading

Film Review: A Separation

Review by Keith Gaboury Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, A Separation is set in contemporary Iran and chronicles a melodramatic family drama. In the first scene, the film establishes the thread woven throughout: Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to divorce her husband Nader (Peyman Moaadi) because he refuses to move to a European country where … Continue reading