Unlikely 2.0

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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 Clare L. Martin

Poem at Red Moon (Full August Moon)

The desert is a wreck of broken teeth, rusted cages of mummified dogs—a passel of sun-orphans. The black river, Ouroboros, swallows the faint-of-hearts (who are eternally mourning.) The sky raises her skirt to show us what we've paid for. We grind against her burning mouth, satiating our myriad hungers. When the red moon breaks orbit and crumbles, stars twist in orgiastic fires.

See how their brilliance illuminates the pale art of my veins?

Secrets Alluded to But Never Told

          i.          Sunset
                             is the fringe of the world.
                             (Nothing exists beyond it.)
         ii.          Lions sprawl in cusps         of clouds. The sky
         iii.         is edged in bird-smoke.
         iv.         When the world
                             is doused
                             in blue stormlight,
                             wild mares break
                             from their herds.

Clare L. MartinClare L. Martin is a poet-mother-wife; a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and lifelong Louisiana resident. Clare's poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Poets and Artists, Blue Fifth Review, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, among others. She has been nominated for Dzanc Books' Best of the Web (2011) for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication's Best of the Net. Her work was selected for the 2011 Press 53 Spotlight anthology which features a select group of emerging poets and writers.