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Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, Aloha

04.07.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, today's words by

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine Aloha By Mildred Speidel I had seen you from afar while sitting on the beach you with the lovely brown skin, the black hair. Now you notice me watching you! It seemed your idea of impressing me was to shimmy to the tip of the tallest tree, machete in […]


Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, To my neighbor

04.07.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine To my neighbor By Sarah Endo I didn’t recognize you at the Halloween party even though you wore no costume. I hadn’t seen you in months, and the park at the foot of our hill was buzzing with bees tigers princesses and ninjas grandparents and newborns. You came clattering […]


Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, Lessons in Vegetarianism

04.06.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, today's words by

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine Lessons in Vegetarianism By Margaret Beaver 1. Let the oil simmer, til it sizzles little pops, this expectant, odorless sauce in which to saute juicy slices of red peppers, raw mushrooms white and thick with black filaments. 2.  Chop onions into slight transparent squares  and add to the building […]


Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, Cremated Cooking Pot

04.05.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, today's words by

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine Cremated Cooking Pot By Jekwu Anyaegbuna The cooking pot spilled, spat over the fire, and the food lost its memory and credibility. The fire wrapped the cooker in burning blessings. The vegetables shed their green uniforms. The pot got cremated  with its pregnancy. Jekwu Anyaegbuna’s most recent poem to appear […]


Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, Dixie

04.04.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine Dixie By Louis Gallo Dixie’s pure Cajun out of Bayou des Allemandes where her family owns everything, oil money, but she’s sweet, gracious, and makes sure her copper red hair bounces when she talks, and she’s animated, lively, innocent I guess, the kind of innocent that’s been around, and […]