Is inspiration ephemeral or damn hard work? One writer provides his thoughts on this perennial subject.
Review of author Jewel Davis’s memoir – a window into the Baby Boomer Generation.
Shakespeare had once composed, and asked Jacques to tell the literary world of a ball that was, to him, a stage.
A review of Review of Flowers, all sorts in blossom, figs, berries, and fruits forgotten, a book of poetry by Oisin Breen.
The best writing advice I have ever received.
A close reading of both Bartleby and The Stranger highlights the striking similarities in imagery, symbolism, and theme between the two works.
To the Dogs and Tender Is the Night are two works that strive to challenge Freudian notions on Psychoanalytic methods and gender theories.
This review looks at Beth Lisick’s forthcoming novel and engages with how Lisick’s title character will speak to the aging non-conformist.
Editor Karen Schauber has put together a fascinating collection of literary stories, all of which were inspired by famous, historic Canadian paintings.
Where Oceans Meet is a book of flash fiction stories that read like poetry.
Review of Ocean Vuong’s debut novel On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous
A small town is on edge due to a string of brutal murders. The town’s most senior detective, Detective Lohelm is on the case.
Tree limbs provide a bridge across fences dividing people.
What does the cow see behind the woman and child?
At the crossroads of faith and artificial intelligence.
The limits of grieving alone.
A physics professor attempts to end the scourge of gun violence by means of a simple mathematical theorem …
A work of allegorical fiction following a girl named Glauca as she navigates a world on the brink of the ocean while contending with memory and loss.
A literary agent struggles with how to reject a worthy author and wonders how the industry got to the point where this is the norm.
A young couple meet for their commute home on the Staten Island Ferry and discuss if joining the rat race and living an unfulfilling…
A privileged college student is cast into the world of the homeless where he learns valuable life lessons from the “sages” of the streets.
This piece is quick, profound and interesting fiction.
Some sleepless ruminations
In the spirit of William Ernest Henley’s poem “Invictus.” This poem is a call to action, a dare to face trial and overcome.
temples and fragments
strewn about the clouds
Inspired by a prompt that was handed down to me. The fact of the matter is that poetry and literature are an escape to the realities of the world.
“Love in the time of COVID” is a meditation in the midst of a crisis on feelings of powerlessness and the human spirit.
Addressing COVID 19.
America in the Middle East
As a mixed-media artist of the outsider school my writing, whether “experimental” or lucid must stem from a place of emotional resonance.
Words drop, disconnect and die.
Yet the babbling blather continues.
Coffee as a metaphor for life.
For Anne Sexton.