Yearly Archive: 2014


News of contributors: Poniewaz, Somlo, Hilbert, Miller, Levine, Subprimal and Nelson Algren contest


I was sorry to read at various sources that Jeff Poniewaz recently passed away. He was currently serving as Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate. Known as an eco-poet Jeff taught Literature of Ecological Vision via the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1989. His book Dolphin Leaping in the Milky Way was awarded the Discovery Award from PEN in …

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The solace of Santa

Long winter's rest © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

This morning I woke up, walked in my hallway, and saw a bright light. At first I did not know what it was. Then I remembered: This is sunlight. Today is the first sunny day after some two weeks of gray. Sunlight restores the spirit. Santa restores our spirits too. I’ve been thinking of Santa …

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Glimpse of solace: Lake Shore Drive

Out the window © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Heya,  I got the chance to visit an apartment on Lake Shore Drive (LSD); here are some pics I snapped.


Angie M. Flanagan: Beginnings, Endings and the Surprises in Between


When I was a little girl, I had a recurring dream that a beautiful woman with dark hair smiled benevolently down at me. “Would you like to see your life?” She asked. “How you live, and how you die?” I can be a bit on the impatient side. I’ve always struggled with the urge to …

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