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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Stilled, And Then The Memory Shapes Fruition
by Felino A. Soriano

"I gaze into the high gloss of the gleaming looking-glass
until my vision blurs."

—Michelle Greenblatt

When I'm silent my stare is an intense configuration of moisture. An afterward rendition of building blend between clarity and the blur of silence wandering into my eyes' focal
connectivity. Today a vocal rhythm drives my freedom and selective interpretations. Farness is distance's collaboration with foolery and the fondness to touch beyond the reaching syllables
of Lyric's cultivated shortness. In asking: Where does language instill departure from the singing virtue of introspection? This is when the vision blurs: among noon's dexterous alphabet, containing prophecy of splayed dispositions: each behavior is the predication of damp examples of flame's failure beyond the relooking toward breath and the sequence of existence.

     within music                  light/leans        the skeleton
breaches the                   whole interpretation         of autonomous explanation

        where is the value                                          somewhere it


             a misread liaison to             unhear                       the contouring
sound of need and the
               permission     significance             incurs amid the omission of tongu-sounds

   gradating tribute to the isolated fulcrum                           throats struggle
to induce and accommodate conclusion             collocating
             life in the aspectual birth                                                     of need and
                                        conformation                       toward
the body and building                             each entity

in the silence of
                                                 language's interrelated fathoms

[Author's Note:] Michelle's kindness was a gift to many. To me. Her encouragement is an etched part of my identity as a poet. I had the honor of publishing her work in my online journals Counterexample Poetics and Of/with. Her ASHES AND SEEDS is a masterful volume of poetry, and the poem I've written for her is directly influenced by a line from that collection. She is missed.

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