Peter Pan – Christine E. Ray

In memory of Dylan an image of youlingers at the edgesof my visionlurkingwaiting patientlyto catch me unawarepunch mein the solar plexushardfierceI see you straddlingno-man’s landat top of the jungle gymlate afternoon sun baskingyour golden curlsinto a halofeet firmly plantedin worn, dirty sneakersarms defiantly foldedacross fragile cageof your chestthere is somemischiefin your challenging gazebut there is … Continue reading Peter Pan – Christine E. Ray

Kristiana Reed Reviews All the Beginnings of Everything by Kindra M. Austin

Austin has, yet again, created a masterpiece. All the Beginnings of Everything is a sensational collection which spans what feels like a lifetime. Separated into seven parts, Austin explores more in this collection than I feel she ever has done before; without sacrificing her trademark style. Her words remain sharp, raw and honest. Part one is succinct, … Continue reading Kristiana Reed Reviews All the Beginnings of Everything by Kindra M. Austin

BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Kindra Austin’s Twelve continues where Constant Muses left off, rich and intense. By Mariah Voutilainen After having read Constant Muses, I eagerly awaited the release of Kindra Austin’s Twelve.  I expected more of the imagery of Muses, with its cigarette smoke and endless cocktails.  While those common threads are there, Twelve favors the much more potent darkness of decay and memento mori.  In Twelve, Austin further exposes the connection between … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Barista Favorite: Kaddish for Karen Leys/John W. Leys

We are pleased to announce the Barista Favorite from March 5th's Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Cafe. It is John W. Leys's tribute poem Kaddish for Karen Leys. You can read more of John’s writing at Darkness of His Dreams. Its so strange to think That you’re not there In that little house on Salem … Continue reading Barista Favorite: Kaddish for Karen Leys/John W. Leys