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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
Ibbetson Street #37 By Doug Holder
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In this issue of Ibbetson Street you will experience poetry by such fine poets as Jared Smith, Brendan Galvin, Jennifer Barber, Kathleen Spivack, Marge Piercy, Linda Conte, and many more. We are very... More > pleased that Melissa Shook, a retired Professor of Photography at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a nationally and internationally exhibited photographer, has a self-portrait gracing our front page, and an alluring sketch adorning our back.< 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
Human Cycles, Poetry and prose By Paige Shippie
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Paige Shippie is a student at Endicott College in Beverly, and is from Middleton, Massachusetts. She has been published many times in The Lyrical section of The Somerville Times, in The Endicott... More > Observer, The Endicott Review, and is currently working on a Sci-Fi novel called The Doppelganger Effect. Paige is the President of Spoken Bird Poetry Club at Endicott and is part of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor’s Society. She loves to perform on stage, and she sings and writes lyrics for Endicott’s Jazz Band. She is a Studio Art minor and enjoys painting, sculpting, drawing, and working with any form of media she can get her hands on.< Less
You Carry the Woods By Kimberly Pavlovich
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No two ages of life encounter precisely the same moments. If poetry relies on the rendering of experience so genuine as to wake the imagination, the poems from Kimberly Pavlovich’s first book... More > are admirable in their unflinching courage and versatility. Between the lines, we see emerging a literary Romantic, with an eye for the strange beauty of unseemliness (or, as Hopkins put it, “pied beauty”). The wonderfully titled You Carry the Woods makes for an auspicious beginning. Michael Todd Steffen, author of Partner, Orchard, Day Moon (Cervena Barva Press, 2014).< Less
Ibbetson Street #36 By Doug Holder
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Well, yet another Ibbetson Street has arrived. You will note the striking front cover – an arresting photograph of an enigmatic spiral staircase from Jennifer Matthews, with splendid graphic... More > touches (note the spectral birds) by Rose Gardina. On the back, our long time contributor the accomplished artist Bridget Galway, has a haunting painting of a woman captured in the face of a clock – of all things. Ah! sweet mystery of life! Not only do we have fine art, but we have our usual lineup of fine poetic talent with folks like Jean Valentine, George Kalogeris, Teisha Twomey, Marge Piercy, Kathleen Spivack, X. J. Kennedy, Diana Der Hovanessian, Victor Howes, Mike Ansara, Rhina P. Espaillat, Maggie Dietz and so many others.< Less
On Wings of Song By Molly Lynn Watt
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On Wings of Song… … is a journey into the heart, the place of deep caring for the state of being human.  Watt has written with the sincere and sympathetic hand to mark a path for... More > the reader to return to the Civil Rights Era of the 50’s and 60’s, a history that never leaves us.  As she writes, there is no time for fear.  In the inscape of her journey we see the time for caring is now.  These are gentle but sure lines of conviction, lines worthy of a standing applause. — Afaa M. Weaver, The Plum Flower Trilogy< Less
Ibbetson Street #35 By Doug Holder
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Ed Galing Tribute Issue. Poetry from Ted Kooser, Michael Collier, Marge Piercy and others ....