Poetry by Robert Feldman

Inspired by iconic members of his hometown Paterson’s literary tradition, most notably Allen/Louis Ginsberg and William Carlos Williams, Robert Feldman helped found the Bisbee Poets Collective and facilitate the annual Bisbee Poetry Festival while residing in southern Arizona. Robert continues to write/publish/present his work (including “Hineni”, 2018; “Sunflowers, Sutras, Wheatfields and other ArtPoems”, 2019), make fire paintings, & play tabla.

before this, there was nothing more than this

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the tide shifts

no matter the wind

devoid of purpose

abandoning the surface

nothing more than earth

nothing less than sea
>

here the earth crawls on

content, no matter the era,

content, no matter the residents,

nothing more than sand

nothing more than her constant breath
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there is nothing greater than this,

nothing more precious than life’s pulse,

no matter the daylight

no matter the moonlight,

the tide shifts,

the earth crawls on

her breath speaking of hope

summoning her residents:

“before this, there was nothing more than this”

North American Time, Editorial

North American Time, Editorial
Felicia McCarthy on her listing of the ten poets she selected for issue 42.

2 poems by Alan Cohen

2 poems by Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen was poetry appears in New England Journal of Medicine (1977), The Road Not Taken (2017) and more

3 poems by Deborah Purdy

3 poems by Deborah Purdy
Deborah Purdy's work has appeared in Gravel Literary Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, and other publications.

Poetry by Mycah Miller

Poetry by Mycah Miller
Mycah Miller is a Santa Cruz, CA-based poet, artist, motorcyclist, and student.

Poetry by Don Krieger

Flash Fiction by Don Krieger
Don Krieger is a 2020 Creative Nonfiction Fellow.
His work has appeared in Neurology, Live Mag!, Seneca Review, The
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Asahi Shimbun, Entropy, and others.

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