And, as all such collections are bound to be, hit or miss.
The last few issues have really been seasonally focused, so this issue sees a lot of pieces focused on Spring (which is still many months away for us here... unfortunately). Not exclusively, by any means though.
Perhaps the best summary of what I feel to be the ethos of magazine itself is Robert Deluty's (untitled) verse:
in her wheelchairFor those bibliographers reading that's on page 3.
whipping three grandchildren
For me, the most striking lines belong to Marjorie Buettner: "There was a time when / you could not stop touching me / for all the world" (18).
Um... yeah... well...
It's a sweet local production, and worth supporting. $5 an issue, $10 for a 2 issue yearly subscription ($15 overseas). Payment for accepted submissions is a copy of the issue in which the poem/s appear. Here's the contact information:
Phyllis Walsh, Editor
5600 Mockingbird Lane, Apt D103
Greendale, WI 53129