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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Three Poems by Susan Lewis

State of the Union (I)

Or last elastic factotum, + his fearless flaws. With those weisenheimer eyes of clay, cries of fire, lies of ire. & other bloody Boers. Boring into the motherlode with bloodlust, glee, & comradely corruption. Lest we drub him with fireworks & snare drums, extensions & assignations. Puny & dangling, dabbling with the rabble, rat-a-tat-tapping our twinkle toes on Judy Garland's pill-popped pate. We who've lost ours in the proverbial melée weep nary a tear, natch. Whilst you lot run reeling, stretching to stash our mistakes before they snarl & snatch yours.

State of the Union (II)

That Everyman's dog barks Everyhere, else pops Prozac with his puppy chow. After heavy rain ancient animosities blossom & bite. Another swell chance to hoard junked foodstuffs + the gift of gas. Top the food chain to find handcuffs—a sylvan hostage situation, after which it's one for all, all for one, + anyone's guilty guess. Tangled in this web of our own mayhem, choked by too much and not enough, looking to our slaves for affection and a workable excuse.

State of the Union (III)

As if. Until. Skilled as you are with that whimsical drill, you shopworn Sagittarian. Warned as you were, warm as you are, wan & waning. Rest with me, now; listen & learn; tumble & turn. To dragonflies for help with speed & sex. & lobed oaks proffering mourning + the restitution of Mozart to Derrida. No more to sing the subject, which has expired for lack of the correct change. Which is & is not to suggest that God is out there after all, loitering with the other loafers, sniggering from His insuperable remove.

Susan LewisSusan Lewis's collection of prose poems, How to Be Another, will be available in May from Červenà Barva Press. Her chapbooks are The Following Message (White Knuckle Press, 2013), At Times Your Lines (Argotist e-books, 2012), Some Assembly Required (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), Commodity Fetishism, winner of the 2009 Červenà Barva Press Chapbook Award, and Animal Husbandry (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Her work has been published in countless journals and anthologies. She is Managing Editor of MadHat Press, MadHat Lit, and MadHat Annual, and occasional guest editor at Altered Scale and Right Hand Pointing. Her website is www.SusanLewis.net.

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