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“Holding Hands for Six Blocks of Broken Concrete Before…” by Jake Matkov

7 Mar

…one step closer to the weekend… until then, enjoy the poem “Holding Hands for Six Blocks of Broken Concrete Before…” by Jake Matkov

 

Jake Matkov received a scholarship to the first grade. He was cast in Annie Get Your Gun as the Gun and has had nightmares ever since. He grew up in the Middle of Nowhere, attended undergrad on the Outskirts of There before actually moving Somewhere. Now, he lives in Brooklyn where he is working towards an MA in Comparative Literature and teaching English Composition both at Long Island University (Brooklyn campus). He says hi.

“The Miracle Baby 5-in-1” by Dan Nielsen

6 Mar

A new short story, “The Miracle Baby 5-in-1” by Dan Nielsen, has entered the atmosphere– read on and on and on and on…

 

 

Dan Nielsen has always lived and will eventually die somewhere in Wisconsin. He’s had a few plays produced, and was a staff writer on the Public Radio show: Hotel Milwaukee. Recent publications include: poetry in OneTitle and Curio Poetry, and short fiction in Alternate Trigger and The Feathered Flounder. He has a blog. http://preponderous.wordpress.com/

“Dog’s Fate” by Gary Beck

1 Mar

From Gary Beck comes “Dog’s Fate” — a story about about a playwright whom tries to help his dog satisfy his sexual needs and discovers endless difficulties, some amusing, some bizarre.

 

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. His chapbook ‘Remembrance’ was published by Origami Condom Press, ‘The Conquest of Somalia’ was published by Cervena Barva Press, ‘The Dance of Hate’ was published by Calliope Nerve Media, ‘Material Questions’ was published by Silkworms Ink, ‘Dispossessed’ was published by Medulla Press, ‘Mutilated Girls’ was published by Heavy Hands Ink, ‘Pavan and other poems’ was published by Indigo Mosaic and ‘Iraq Monologues’ was published by Atlantean Press. A collection of his poetry ‘Days of Destruction’ was published by Marie Celeste Press. Another collection ‘Expectations’ was published by Rogue Scholars Press, ‘Dawn in Cities’ was published by Winter Goose Publishing and ‘Assault on Nature’ is being published by Winter Goose Pubishing. His novel ‘Extreme Change’ was published by Cogwheel Press and ‘Acts of Defiance’ is being published by Artema Press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry and fiction has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Two Poems by John Michael Flynn

27 Feb

Reading shines light through the gloom weather–  Two poems by John Michael Flynn

 

 

John Michael Flynn (www.basilrosa.com), who also writes as Basil Rosa, has published five poetry chapbooks, a story collection, Something Grand, a book of poems, Moments Between Cities, and a collection of translations from the Romanian poetry of Nicolae Dabija, Blackbird Once Wild Now Tame.

Two Poems by Samantha Seto

25 Feb

Your Monday morning reading, two poems by Samantha Seto:

“One Summer Day”

“Black Rose”

 

 

Samantha Seto is a writer. She has been published in various anthologies including CeremonyThe Screech Owl, Nostrovia Poetry, Blue Hour, Coffee Table PoetrySoul FountainYdgrasil, and Black Magnolias Journal. Samantha studies creative writing.

Three Poems by Phil Shils

24 Feb

Sunday should be a day of rest, where one can savor the everlasting pages of words revolving the Earth. On today’s brunch menu we have  three juicy poems by Phil Shils.

 

“A Wake in the Bog”

“In the Shower”

“Dublin Dippers”

 

 

Phil Shils is a physician assistant in Decatur, Illinois. He’s had work published or forthcoming in The Chocorua Review, Rattle, Elimae, Hyperlexia Journal, Sixth Finch, Alba, and others. He has a badly run blog with some links at: pshils.blogspot.com

“Of Life and Feces” by Max Keanu

22 Feb

From Max Keanu, the poem “Of Life and Feces” emerges this Friday morning

Max Keanu is a long time resident of Hawaii. max began writing in 2007 after a back injury immobilized him for many months. He is presently working on his third novel and tuning up dozens of short stories and poems for publication. As a professional musician on the classical guitar, Max performed at many hotels, restaurants, concerts, parties and wedding venues.  max has a degree in computer science from the University of Hawaii and is married to a teacher, well known for her ceramic art. Max has various works published in: Poetry Quarterly, Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers, The Dark Fiction, The Waterhouse Review, Death’s Head Grin, Kaikion, Bewildering Tales, Blood Moon Rising, The Fringe and many more.  Anthologies: Zombies Ain’t Funny Anthology  (Extreme Zombie Challenge), NorGus Press (Strange Tales), Midwest Literary Magazine (Winter Canons), and Inwood Indiana (Derailed).  max has published one novel: Prunella (serialized on Kalkion.com)

Two Poems by Frederick Pollack

20 Feb

Hump day! Enjoy two poems by Frederick Pollack

 
Author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS, both published by Story Line Press.  Has appeared in Hudson Review, Southern Review, Fulcrum, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Die Gazette (Munich), The Fish Anthology (Ireland), Representations, Magma (UK), The HatBateau, and Chiron Review, etc.  Online, poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Snorkel, Hamilton Stone Review, Diagram, BlazeVox, The New Hampshire  Review, Mudlark, etc.  Recent Web publications in Gloom Cupboard, Blinking Cursor, Occupoetry, and Seltzer. Adjunct professor creative writing George Washington University. Poetics: neither navelgazing mainstream nor academic pseudo-avant-garde.

Two Poems by M K Sukach

19 Feb

The long weekend has come to an end, and this morning OVRPS welcomes two poems by M K Sukach— “Different Ways of Starting a Love Poem” and “Stranded”

 

 

Mike Sukach’s fiction and poetry appears or is forthcoming in a number of venues to include The Sow’s Ear Poetry ReviewThe Hamilton Stone ReviewOntologicatheNewerYork,CellpoemsThe Bicycle ReviewThe Blast Furnace, and The Citron Review. His poetry is also anthologized in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. A veteran of numerous war and conflicts, he currently teaches literature at the United States Air Force Academy.

Two Poems by Valentina Cano

16 Feb

Saturday morning and where has the sun gone? From 50 to 30 in a matter of hours… so warm up with two poems by Valentina Cano

 

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, A Narrow Fellow, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling, Popshot, Golden Sparrow Literary Review, Rem Magazine, Structo, The 22 Magazine, The Black Fox Literary Magazine, Niteblade, Tuck Magazine, Ontologica, Congruent Spaces Magazine, Pipe Dream, Decades Review, Anatomy, Lowestof Chronicle, Muddy River Poetry Review, Lady Ink Magazine, Spark Anthology, Awaken Consciousness Magazine, Vine Leaves Literary Magazine, Avalon Literary Review, Caduceus,White Masquerade Anthology and Perhaps I’m Wrong About the World. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize.You can find her here: http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com