RALPH MONDAY : The Postmodern Paradox
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DAVID JAMES : Interview with the Devil
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RALPH MONDAY
The Postmodern Paradox
Standing on the shoulders of giants long receded, facing the fearful freedom, open cisterns, deep invitations of being the poet of the mind, the forgotten urn. What is one to do now? To write a line like listening to the sorrowed whisperings of the universe is to romance the dead anthropomorphic. Poetry is irrational. A poet embraces the irrational. One finds not the Enlightenment in a trope. Poets are mad beings striding softly among the unaware barmy blessed. These Oedipus boughs find delight within an ill defined logic, transparent tremors stock market married, water caught in a sieve first drunk by Haight Asbury. No logic in algorithms, no legends in alchemy, the romantic impulse like seeded Ecclesiastical thumpings. The poet of the mind, the empty urn. A mosaic textual hologram examining its own text. A blackbird conversing with a snowman.... the canvas chiaroscuro blank.
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LAURA CLOSE | Tractor
CARMELA TAL BARON | Two Poems (translated with Ted Higgs)
YVONNE MORRIS  | Spanish Music
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STEPHEN MEAD | You
CHRIS CURRY | 42 Syllables about You and Me
CAROLE NELSON PHILLIPS | 3 a.m.
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CHANMING YUAN | Butterfly: A Parallel Poem
JANE HUTTO | Breakaway
MARK PHILLIPS | Upon Awaking
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ROB GANSON | She Wrote
JEFFREY C. ALFIER | Culminating Point
ROBERT P. BEVERIDGE | Yearn
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L.B. SEDLACEK  | Rapid Cooling
WARD KELLEY | Confronts a Different Space
LYN LIFSHIN | Blue Couch
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S MINANEL | Pity the Poor Writer
SUSAN FARMER | Driven Distraction
VAL MAGNUSON | This Is Not a Poem
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DAVID JAMES | Interview with the Devil
AVERIL BONES | Lewis
PEGGY MEEKS-KING | White Dove of Peace
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RICHARD ALAN BUNCH | For a Laughing Philosopher
CARMELA TAL BARON |  An Appreciation of Poet Ted Higgs
ROGER C. WORLEY  | Galloping Gerthy
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J.K. DURICK | Strangers
JUSTIN BARRETT | Winter
The [U.S.] Bill of Rights: A Transcription
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LAURIE CORSETT | Artist's Paean
APRYL FOX | Stopping Traffic
JOHN AMEN | Rapture in a Middle Class Neighborhood
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RALPH MONDAY | Will You Raise the Dead
ALEC KOWALCZYK  | Survival of the Species
MICHAEL DAVID COFFEY | Tarnished Threads
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JAN OSKAR HANSEN | Eastertide
CHELSE ELLIOT | The Hushed Lament
LESLYE LAYNE RUSSELL | The Poet

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DAVID JAMES
Interview with the Devil
Sometimes it's too damn easy. I prefer the challenge of the hard-headed, those with convictions, those sitting at the feet of God. Sure, it takes more time and energy, a certain deceit to break their wills, but once you have them at their last shred of hope, tripping them into sin—an affair with the neighbor, a robbery, one final drink of blood—that gives me a rush beyond any frigging miracle. It's hard to explain what a soul feels like in the palm of your hand. It glows. Some nights, I look up to the stars, stand- ing on the roof of a burning house and smile. I think of Cain, my greatest feat, and feel truly blessed in this oblivion.
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DAVID JAMES : Interview with the Devil
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