the rivers of it, abridged

New York City skyline at night


As Is: This Fall’s 2014 and to Spring 2015 poetry collection includes work by Holly R. Appling, Patricia Brody, Charles Cote, Philip Dacey, Paul Espel, Allen C. Fischer, Patrick Henry, Marc Jampole, Katrina Kostro, Pamela L. Laskin, Gabrielle LeMay, Richard Levine, Jennifer Litt, Maggie Mae, Stephen Massimilla, Lynn McGee, Alex Mouw, D. Nurkse, M. Nasorri Pavone, Bertha Rogers, Carl Rosenstock, Neil Shepard, Hilary Sideris, Barry Wallenstein, Thom Ward and Michael T. Young



Renga Chunk: by Michael Morical, Philip Miller and Milton Dawg


Big City, Little:

M. Nasorri Pavone Big City Parable



Milwaukee Dawn by Jim Story



Carl Rosenstock, Poetry (In Quotation Marks): Being A Review of The Poetry Anthology, edited by Joseph Parisi & Stephen Young, and The Open Door, edited by Don Share & Christian Wiman



Patrick Henry, Crucial Shot in Sarajevo (excerpt from Facing the Music)



Tales from the Eternal Café by Janet Hamill, reviewed by Diana Manister

Stephen Massimilla’s The Plague Doctor in his Hull-Shaped Hat, reviewed by Ronnie Norpel

VIRAL by Suzanne Parker, reviewed by Ronnie Norpel



New Additions:

Stephanie Dickinson, Love Highway

The Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia, Simner & Hubbard (Eds)

Thomas Lux, Selected Poems 1982-2012



David Massengill, Twilight the Taj Mahal



Ronnie Norpel's Tract 187 Culture Clatch

The eclectic variety show featuring poets, prosers, actors, comedians, singers, tap dancers, hula hoopers, and musicians
The West End 955 WEA @ 107th St. (#1 to 103)
First & third Wednesdays - 6-9:00 pm
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Contributing Editors:

Martin Mitchell, Barry Wallenstein, James Ragan, Patrick Henry (UK), Diana Manister, Margo Berdeshevsky, George Wallace, Larissa Shmailo, Brant Lyon, Melinda Thomsen