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A New Path By Joseph A. Cohen
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Joseph A. Cohen’s first book of poetry A Full Life was published in 2005. His poems have appeared in the Ibbetson St. Press, Constellations Anthology, Bagel Bards Anthology, Spare Change,... More > Image Magazine, Great Neck Record and more. He is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. An avid photographer, he taught photography in New York colleges for 40 years and most recently at BOLLI at Brandeis University. At 99, he still writes and does poetry readings. Formerly President of Sunweave Linen Corp. in New York, he now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and enjoys the vibrant intellectual atmosphere and cultural diversity of his new home. He was recently awarded the Legion of Honor medal by the President of the French Republic for his service in France during World War II.< Less
hundred and eight prayer flags By Simrin Tamhane
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Simrin Tamhane's poetry is luminous and clear-sighted. She captures life in the Himalayas and America with precision and beauty. Her work is a powerful testament to the complexities of life in two... More > very different worlds. — Charlotte Gordon< Less
Ibbetson Street #40 By Doug Holder
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Poetry by Kathleen Spivack, Marge Piercy, Mary Buchinger Bodwell, Ellaraine Lockie and more...
Spirit Boat By Keith Tornheim
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Too many people fear death. Keith Tornheim confronts it in all its possibilities. His poems are straightforward, tender, compassionate and with even a touch of humor. For the living there is a need... More > to deal with the transition of those alive to being deceased. He also expertly helps the living deal with memories of those who have died. Keith Tornheim has elegantly presented the readers of this book with scenarios that offer guidance to the emotion of seeing a loved one or friend on their final journey or those who are forever gone. -- Zvi A. Sesling, author of Fire Tongue< Less
Ibbetson Street #39 By Doug Holder
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Poetry from Jennifer Barber, Ted Kooser, Kathleen Spivack, X.J. Kennedy, Danielle Legros Georges, Mary Buchinger Bodwell and more... Interview with novelist Paul Harding.
It Would Be By Alexandra Munteanu
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"Am I me at all?" questions Alexandra Munteanu as she writes about love, loneliness, relationships, and life. In her first book of poems, we follow her thoughts, growing pains, and... More > discoveries that we all have questioned at one time or another. To be outside of one thing is just to be trapped within another. This is everyday life and Munteanu says it so beautifully. —Gloria Mindock, Červená Barva Press< Less
Water For The Suffering By Michael Goodwin
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“ Goodwin has surprising sensitivity and wisdom that is unusual in such a young poet.” — Charlotte Gordon ( Author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary... More > Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley)< Less
Ibbetson Street #38 By Doug Holder
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In this issue you will see poetry by the likes of Marge Piercy, Andrea Cohen, Ted Kooser and many others. We are also grateful to have great photographs on our front and back covers by Glenn Bowie... More > and Jennifer Matthews. Lawrence Kessenich has an insightful review of Endicott Professor Charlotte Gordon’s new book, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley.< Less
Winter Dreams By Philip E. Burnham, Jr.
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Philip Burnham Jr. murmurs his poems to us as if they were delicate miracles of nature or intimate secrets … and many of them are. The poet’s persona captures you with his likeability... More > and does a masterful job conveying love, loss, and mortality through images of the natural world and an extraordinary perception of the ordinary and tangible elements of time and place. — Dennis Daly< Less
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur - Boston 1974 to 1983 By Doug Holder
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“Doug Holder is a poet of the old city, the city of our fathers, of the 1950s and later. Mr. Holder writes poems like notes in a diary. I found myself struck by their economy, wit, and urban... More > melancholy... He has a voice unlike that of any of his contemporaries. Holder is a poet of the street and coffeehouses, an observer of the everyday. He writes of old Marxists, security guards and his relationship to his deceased father—themes of the common life. I am drawn to these poems as I am to the poetry of Philip Levine and the prose of James T. Farrell. But Holder’s poetry is deeper than that. He sees the world not for what it is, but on his own terms. He is living in the poem rather than in poetry.” ~ Sam Cornish, First Boston Poet Laureate< Less