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Walking on the Levee on Our Way to Angel Mounds

Walking on the Levee on Our Way to Angel Mounds Mark Williams __________ We met on Sunday mornings with our dogs: beagles,retrievers, John Biacinni’s two German Shepherds,a collie, a pair of Great Danes, a pit-mix . . .An ecumenical gathering if ever there was. OnceI counted twenty-one people and twenty-six…

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Three Poems

Free Steven Ray Smith __________ You were a baby on the day I met you, and also not, because you had lived already, alone and for yourself already, somewhere invisible to me that I could never visit. But because you didn’t know how to hunt or to hide from those…

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How My Dog Smells

How My Dog Smells Dean Flowerfeld __________ The world is a whorl of wonderful whiffsfor a doggie like me who lives by his sniffs and the wind is awash in a welter of wafts,such succulent scents on the breeze are aloft: the sweet and the sour, the savory and musty,the…

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Three Poems

Cat O’ Nine Tales   Ann Howells __________                                                      Cats domesticated themselves            9000 years ago. My neighbor’s cats are Powderpuff,Queen of Sheeba, & Sugar Dumpling.Their eyes glow like vitreous amber.They loudly order dinner, stayperpetually stoned on canned salmon.        My cat, silent & soot-colored, explores       unknown spaces, answers to no one.       Green…

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Three Poems

RuthAnnI Tricia Knoll __________ Men in Louisiana grabbed me from the hoarder’s house with the two dead dogs. They called me Ruth Ann. In their shelter they cut open my belly and made fleas go away. Told me I was pretty, but time ran out, they’d have to kill me.…

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Pre-Obituary for a Rabbit

Pre-Obituary for a Rabbit Francis Walsh __________ pre-obituary for a rabbit he was, he was, he was asleep on the carpet and stretched like a strand of dough his paws tucked beneath his chin perhaps dreaming of hay fields and bananas and all the other morsels that occupy the wide-eyed…

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Gwenyth Wheat

Gwenyth Wheat Gwenyth Wheat is a MFA/MA candidate at McNeese State University. She is the Assistant Poetry Editor for the McNeese Review and a writing tutor for MSU. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Great…

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Michael Robins

Michael Robins Michael Robins is the author of five collections of poetry, including The Bright Invisible (2022) and People You May Know (2020), both from Satunalia Books. His recent work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Bear Review, Best American Poetry, Braving the Body (Harbor Editions, 2024), Cimarron Review, Copper Nickel, Fine Print, and Sprung Formal. Born in Portland, Oregon, Michael holds degrees…

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All Football ’21

All Football ’21 Editor: Chris Lowe Letter from the Editor by Chris Lowe “Double-Sonnet in Race” by Prince Bush Four Poems by Dorsey Craft “Hash Marked” by Jordan Escobar “Parable” by J. Bruce Fuller “The Unexpected Dryness of a Lemon Poppy Scone” by Jacob Ginsberg Two Poems by Raye Hendrix…

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The Music Carries Me Like The Wind Carries My Voice

The Music Carries Me Like The Wind Carries My Voice Vallie McGallion, High School Contest Winner __________ As if the sunlight, warm on my skin Seeped below, trickled within I feel the melody within me, visceral Metaphorical, and all the while, literal The beach’s breeze, blowing in my hair Carries…

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