Entering the Jungle

First I’m going to pull out all my brushes, take a good look at them, and then throw them overboard.  Next I’m going to open all the lids to the paint cans, shove my hand in to get warmed up, and then I´m going to Jackson Pollock all over the place, because that was my… More


I think housecats are all little lions, and I believe there are not enough pixels in my Steinbeck picture.  I am tired and excited and anxious and guilty for thoughts that are my own.  It is difficult to endure the complexity and then digest Darwin for an escape……….We are all animals. I understand this, but… More


The smallest thing can set me off, like the shape of a line, or the contrast of a color. In doing the pill paintings, I was thinking of our cultural addition to quick fixes, and how sad and funny it is. Pills are fun objects to look at and play with, they really remind me of candy, adult candy. More

Self Portrait of James Sanders

James Sanders with Zac Denton What has been included in this issue is a set from a long work entitled “Self-Portrait of James Sanders”. The long work was “written” with my friend and fellow member of the Atlanta Poets Group, Zac Denton.  The composition procedure was roughly as follows (with some anomalies noted below): if… More

Coroner Doors

Donald Illich How does bliss get in there? You taught the school ballet, made them leap over soldiers, dream of green and black swans. You fought moods with hope, who put down its red gloves when opponents ate your insides. I asked, How does happiness sprinkle what its supposed to when microwave ovens, i-pods, and… More

March 2009

Table of Contents Fiction Marcos Soriano Donald Mathison’s Heart Kristen O’Toole Half Conscious Braden Wiley Conditioning Poetry Michael Tyrell Restraining Order Barbara Barnard Waiting for Rain Larry Sawyer Rune Searching for Larger Waters Donald Illich Coroner Doors Obododimma Oha A Quixote Against the Unreal Enemy Sarah Sarai Experiential Philosophy James Sanders with Zac Denton Self-Portrait… More

February 2009

Table of Contents Fiction Dmitri Gheorgheni All Ryan McCarl Missing the Train Rays Michael Andreoni The Common Touch Poetry Bruce Smith DEVOTION: PROVIDENCE DEVOTION: DRESS Amy King I Want to Make You Safe Mary Kasimor Drowning in Mercy Chicken Little 0 By the Arrow Glaciers and Glory Niels Hav Tokyo, Encore Where Are You Supposed… More