Unlikely 2.0


   As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. —HL Mencken


Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz


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Two Poems by Khadija Anderson

We move backwards

like the sun setting in the east
             That is a sign of the last days
but not this

This is the ambulance passing again
                          and the bus going down the alley
It's when we come to the same place

Slipping back and back
squeezing through a small hole
Like after eat me drink me
                          only I get microscopic

A pigeon is frozen in gravel
Many dogs bark
             the ambulance passes by again
my own small hole
                          it's a fantasy and it's a fantasy




Commute the Corner

spiral graffiti new pink paint
middle of the street is not an outside plant

house has on a yield sign
going downhill backwards your lane

bright blue building operating a table saw
philodendrons are on a two lane street

they have taken over while still there
watching me pass by the corner

over new pink paint

middle of the street is a yield sign
spiral graffiti on your lane

while house has a table saw operating
building going downhill over backwards

watching me pass by new pink paint
bright blue philodendrons are not over the corner

while still there still there
they have taken an outside plant on a two lane street

there over the corner

going downhill a table saw
middle of the street is operating graffiti

spiral me backwards on a two lane street
pass by while over new pink paint

building philodendrons are not watching your lane
they have taken on an outside plant

still the bright blue corner house has a yield sign


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Khadija AndersonKhadija Anderson, Poet and Butoh dancer, returned last year to her native Los Angeles after eighteen years exile in Seattle. Khadija's poetry has been published in print in The Ursa Major Poets Anthology, The Ticket, and The Ark Magazine, and online in Unfettered Verse, Washington Poets Association's online whispers & [Shouts], CommonLine Project, Here & Now, Gazoobitales and Qarrtsiluni. She has been a featured reader numerous times in Seattle, and now lives in Altadena with people she loves and the mountains to gaze at. Qarrtsiluni nominated her for a Pushcart Prize.


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Anntelope
2009-12-17 12:36:38

nice work there. I especially like Commute the Corner. It's got a lot of life to it. Thanks.

Khadija
2010-01-26 19:34:34

Thanks!