I Need an Eraser By J Alam

Mayhem In The Mangroves

[The poet doesn’t expect the readers to read the sections of the poem as they are arranged. It is the readers’ privilege to choose anyway they like] (5) [Sine Die] The swans play here at                        Mexico Bay While            the… Continue reading I Need an Eraser By J Alam

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Editorial June 2020 Issue

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

  The world has always identified with heroes and villains. Heroes are glorified with good while villains are identified as being completely evil. When I think of heroes and villains I am reminded of Marvel and DC comics. Such heroes represent the kind of character we strive to attain inside ourselves. The villains in our… Continue reading Editorial June 2020 Issue

Upwardly Mobile by Abhijit Chaki

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

The corridors of Channel Ten were a hive of activity. Tapes to be edited, copy to be written and satellite uplinks to be coordinated all added up to one noisy work environment. Dev Menon enjoyed his bird’s eye view of the entire proceedings. Nothing like running against deadlines to pump up the adrenaline, he thought.… Continue reading Upwardly Mobile by Abhijit Chaki

Blue Desire by Lydia Sanders

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

The first time he noticed the young woman, she was in the park in the center of the next town over, floating past the duck pond with a bulging sack under one arm.

Grand Prize Game by Travis Turner

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

“For the grand prize of fifty thousand dollars and a trip to Montego Bay, name the popular children’s program that features a sassy monocle wearing black cat in a red sweater?”

Waist Deep by Hayden Moore

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

‘The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land, Thus do go about, about: Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine, And thrice again, to make up nine’ (William Shakespeare: Macbeth, Act I scene iii)   At the hour when the shade lay least on the wooded shore, the girl walked on… Continue reading Waist Deep by Hayden Moore

Poetry book review by Paul Thompson

  Flowers, All Sorts in Blossom, Figs, Berries, and Fruits Forgotten Oisín Breen Edinburgh: Hybrid Press, 2020. pp.96. $13 ISBN 9781873412046 https://www.hybriddreich.com/     Tell me – what do you want from Dublin? If it can be summed up in black-and-white photos of Beckett (that’s Paris, I know, I know) or cocky young Joyce in… Continue reading Poetry book review by Paul Thompson

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Poems by John Grey

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

THE CALMING OF A FEAR I was dwarfed by the big chair I sat in, reading a book, as the sun slowly set, taking the words with it.

Poems by Busamoya Phodiso Modirwa

Blue Oculus by Fahmina Israt

Monologue at the Thanksgiving Table     Think about it this way Nobody wants to return home to a house cradling an inferno like a child With charred images around the dinner table mistaking the smoke for an aroma of something good