Volume 5: ORIGINS (Fall 2015) 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.)



  • Irene Koronas: “Small Rain Puddles”
  • Ralph Monday: “Black Holes in a Bucket of Mud”
  • Pui Ying Wong: “Bugs and Oxen”
  • Robert Nisbet: “John at Twelve”
  • Paul Nelson: “Light and Limber and Long,” “Turtle,” “Closed”
  • Rio Jones: “Before the Desert”
  • Dennis Daly: “Before the Big Bang”
  • Joan Michelson: “Love Song for My Father”
  • Boris Kokotov: “Inherently Green,” “The Team Is Working”
  • Molly Mattfield Bennett: “Stone”
  • Terry Sanville: “Cool Cambrian Fog”
  • Krikor N. Der Hohannesian: “April 15, 2015,” “In the Beginning,” “When the Earth Was Flat”
  • J. D. Trejo-Maya: “Ce-Coatl, Tlaxochimaco, Yei-Calli”
  • Duane Locke: “ECO ECHOES 203”
  • Stacey Margaret Jones: “Still”
  • William A. Greenfield: “A Canopy of Forsythia”
  • Virginia Bach Folger: “Onset”
  • Joyce Wilson: “The Fledgling”
  • Holly Zeeb: “Music Lesson”
  • Heather Nelson: “Father’s Day”
  • Jack Miller: “Uncanny Valley: Antecedent”
  • Tomas O’Leary: “Moon Bible,” “Down on the Heterodox,” “The Fairy Tale Parade”
  • Kathleen Spivack: “Moonlight Over the Acropolis,” “to have and to hold”
  • J. Richard McLaughlin: “The Phoenix,” “It’s Always Six O’Clock,” “No Wonder”
  • Nina Rubinstein Alonso: “Setting Fire to the Past”
  • Doug Holder: Excerpt: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur
  • Ace Boggess: “Why Are There Days I’m Not the Person I Want to Be?”
  • Ann (Adjie) Shirley-Henderson: “Origins—The Garden”
  • Rebecca Oet: “The Pink Pond,” “Through the Looking Glasses”
  • Joanna M. Weston: “Summer Afternoon,” “The Dailyness of It All”
  • Miriam Levine: “My Father’s Overcoat,” “Hello, Dream,” “Bitten”
  • J. G. Walker: “Garbage”
  • Philip E. Burnham, Jr.: “Learning to Ride”
  • John Grey: “Legacy,” “At the Age of Eight”
  • Bill Dill: “Have a Seat,” “Implausibilities,” “Origins—To Boston on a Prison Ship, 1651”
  • Richard King Perkins II: “Chimera of Earth”
  • Kevin Rabas: “Bei Dao Book Arrives,” “Box”
  • David Spiering: “a poem caused by my mother’s Irish passed down to me”
  • Sally Houtman: “String Theory”
  • Linda Benninghoff: “Marrying,” “Elegy”
  • Tim Suermondt: “The Opera Singer Wannabe on The Street in The Rain”
  • Sylvia Ashby: “Pandora Revisited”
  • Peter Grieco: “Memories Inside a Dream”
  • Zvi A. Sesling: “Mumbai,” “Untitled”
  • Roland Pease: “Altering the Alphabet,” “At Sea,” “A Curious Poem”
  • Heather Ellyard: “Jerusalem,” “Victims”
  • Ruth C. Chad: “In Therapy”
  • Lawrence Kessenich: “Words”