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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

Three Poems by William Doreski

13 Feb

To kick off hump day, we bring three new poems by William Doreski for your reading pleasures

“Tossing Your Room”

“Magic Easy to Believe”

“Another Crumb”


William Doreski teaches at Keene State College in New Hampshire. His most recent books of poetry are City of Palms and June Snow Dance, both 2012. He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors.  His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Atlanta Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Worcester Review, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and  Natural Bridge

“Patsy Foley Was Roly-Poly in 1947” by Donal Mahoney

12 Feb

On this chilly but sunny Tuesday morning we bring the fiction piece, “Patsy Foley Was Roly-Poly in 1947” by Donal Mahoney. Escape from the workplace and indulge into this story during a coffee or toilet break.


Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had work published in a variety of print and electronic publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. A native of Chicago who lived and worked there for many years, he lives in exile now in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of his work can be found here: http://eyeonlifemag.com/the-poetry-locksmith/donal-mahoney-poet.html

Three Poems by Joseph Wade

11 Feb

Kick start your Monday morning with a hot beverage and three poems from Joseph Wade



Joseph Wade is an eight-year veteran of the Navy and Army. He has been published in various newspapers and journals, won the Rosen Fellowship which published his first book of poetry, Of Life Infallible, and the Joan Gipple Scholarship for Creative Writing. His published works can be found online by visiting his website, http://www.josephwade.com/

Barbara Henning & Jamey Jones Reading in New Orleans 2/28

9 Feb

Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English) and Jamey Jones (MFA alum) will be reading together as part of the 17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series in the French Quarter.

February 28, 2013
Gold Mine Saloon
701 Dauphine
New Orleans