Volume 4: DISTRACTIONS (Fall 2014) is now available for purchase! Get it from our CreateSpace store! (We recoup our costs most quickly via CreateSpace orders, but the issue is also available via Amazon.com in the U.S. and Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, and Amazon.it in Europe.)



  • Joseph A. Cohen: “Waiting,” “How Lovely Is Our Dwelling Place,” “Christina’s Trees”
  • Mercedes Lawry: “Winter Coping Skills”
  • Miriam Sagan: “Collage”
  • Sally Houtman: “Nineteen”
  • Ace Boggess: “it’s raining at 6 a.m.”
  • Karina Borowicz: “Frame”
  • Frank Scozzari: “Three Days Out”
  • Vinita Agrawal: “In the Shadow of a Wasp”
  • Mike Sheedy: “Mr. Reesa”
  • Krikor N. Der Hohannesian: “Cabaret,” “The Art of Insanity”
  • Patricia Belote: “Living Underground,” “Snapshot”
  • Don Russ: “The Long Marsh View”
  • Christopher Woods: “Grafitti Truck”
  • Joanna M. Weston: “The Van”
  • Mark DeCarteret: “Heir Apparent,” “Persona Poem”
  • Pesach Rotem: “Super Bowl XLVIII”
  • Roxanne Halpine Ward: “Things We Lose, Things We Keep”
  • Christopher Woods: “Overgrown Bed”
  • Fern G. Z. Carr: “One Damned Day”
  • Lance Nizami: “Distraction,” “Chaos Theory”
  • Lawrence Kessenich: “A New Life,” “A Room of One’s Own,” “Birds of Prey”
  • Hana Fox: “In the Light,” “The Rails”
  • Laura Glenn: “Eggshells”
  • Craig Cochran: “Settlers”
  • Bill Dill: “Now and When,” “An Eleven-Year-Old Prodigy Rehearses”
  • Logan Seidl: “The First and Last Time I Went to My Mother’s Chemo Treatment,” “A Day Inside the Amazon.com Warehouse in Fernley, Nevada”
  • James William Gardner: “Farther Along”
  • Michael Collins: “Neighbors”
  • D. Dina Friedman: “Geography”
  • Mark Oet: “Fluorescent Sun,” “Neon Waters”
  • Catherine Chambers: “The Rainy City”
  • Donna Barkman: “Eventide Surrender,” “House of Pestilence”
  • Diana Anhalt: “Memorial”
  • Ruth Smullin: “Luckily”
  • Anuja Ghimire: “Scabs”
  • George Held: “The Dancer in the Box”
  • Alice Weiss: “The Old Inn, Dennis”
  • Wendell Smith: “Naming Song”
  • Roland Pease: “Flat Out,” “A Rite of Passage,” “A Puller of Legs”
  • Doug Holder: “First Apartment Boston 1978,” “Street Singers”
  • Kathleen Spivack: “The Bathroom of My Ex-Lover’s Wife”
  • Pui Ying Wong: “In the Narrow Hotel,” “Victoria Harbor, 2013”
  • Tim Suermondt: “Mucho Shoes”
  • Louie Clay: “Crowd Distracted”
  • Lara Rubinstein Hathaway: “Girl Likes Boy, Boy is Dedicated to Register”
  • Alexander Levering Kern: “The Story You Live & Tell”
  • Nina Rubinstein Alonso: “Dream of White Towels”
  • Petaluma Vale: “The Cosmic Café,” “Halfway Through Antigone,” “Someone New”