the rivers of it, abridged

New York City skyline at night

Poetry: Martin Mitchell, Guest Editor

Eye to Eye, Notwithstanding: This spring's collection includes work by
Ned Balbo, Clare Best, Andrea Carter Brown, Julie Bruck, Robert Cording,
C. L. Dallat, Moyra Donaldson, Maura Dooley, Meg Kearney, Tim Liardet,
Christopher Locke, Andrea M. Lockett, Marjorie Maddox, Robert Minhinnick,
Miles David Moore, Rick Mullin, Linda Stern, Maria Terrone, Jim Tilley, Alison Woods and
Howard Wright.



Poems by Philip Miller
Selected by Martin Mitchell


Big City, Little:

Stephen Massimilla: To a Petal South of This Coast



Paul Oppenheimer, Killing Time

Bonnie Walker, Fairy Tales My Father Told Me



Patricia Lynne Duffy: The Art of Miss.Tic: from the Paris streets to Gallery Chic
(and even to a series of French postage stamps):
The artist who refuses to let fear interfere

Valery Oisteanu, An Un-alphabetic Encyclopedia of Dada and Surrealist Suicides



Marc Levy, Medic in the Green Time

Patrick Henry, Ghost Train: Transylvania to Bucharest

Carl Rosenstock, A Gathering: The Poets Laureate Anthology



Richard Levine on Michael T. Young's Living in the Counterpoint

Mary Noonan's The Fado House, reviewed by Hilary Sideris



New Additions:

Stephen Massimilla, The Plague Doctor In His Hull-Shaped Hat

Ann Lauinger, Against Butterflies

Marjorie Maddox, Local News From Someplace Else

Susana H. Case, Salem in Séance



Field Report: Field Report



Philip Miller Tribute,
Thursday, October 31 st, Halloween, 6 pm

Hosts: Patricia Brody and Nick Johnson
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
(b/t Bleecker & West 4th)
$8 cover includes one drink


Saturday, November 2 at 2:30 pm

Brownstone Poets presents readings by
Patricia Eakins, Chad Parenteau and Nick Johnson
Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark Street
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street/
4 or 5 to Borough Hall.
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink
Curated by Patricia Carragon


Ronnie Norpel's Tract 187 Culture Clatch

First & third Wednesdays
7-9:30 p.m. at
Ding Dong Lounge
929 Columbus Avenue (105/106th Sts.)
Trains: #1/B/C


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Print Series:

All Print Series Suspended



For the present, all Contests suspended.


Masthead Notes:

We welcome Melinda Thomsen as a Contributing Editor of the magazine.


Contributing Editors:

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