Monthly Archives: September 2011

Video Reportage from the Wall Street Occupation

______ M. E. “Spike” Allen is a filmmaker living in NYC. She has covered crime, politics, and fashion for Time magazine and The Village Voice. Contact:

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Landscape’s Influence: An Interview with Kathy Fagan

Landscape’s Influence: An Interview with Kathy Fagan by Sean Karns Kathy Fagan is the author of four books of poems: The Raft (Dutton, 1985), a National Poetry Series selection; Moving & St Rage (Univ. of North Texas Press, 1999), winner … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Abbas’s Speech at the UN

Mahmoud Abbas’s Speech at the UN by Karim Abuawad Despite the fact that I was never a supporter of the Palestinian Authority, I have to say that I was very impressed with President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN last … Continue reading

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Chasing the Hare

by Raul Clement [Author’s note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Blue Mesa Review. You can purchase the issue here.] The turnpike’s crowded come Thanksgiving, so at first Dylan doesn’t notice her, the new girl at … Continue reading

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by Sarah Shellow: FULL MOON IN THE SUBURBS For Gary Snyder The full moon announces itself to this night a specter chiseled by branches and leaves. And the honeyed air loiters in the dark particles of day’s exhaustion, remembering the … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

Mean by Andreas Economakis I’m mean. I drop-kicked one stray cat, flipped off a dozen motorists in one ride, busted the tailight of a car, left garbage at the end of the Kalalau trail, pissed on the door of a … Continue reading

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BLACK BAG by Bill Rector Where, William Carlos Williams, are your patients? How in the world, the words, did you escape them? Erase them? In stanzas succinct as prescriptions wouldn’t a few more fit? Between curved blades of obstetric forceps, … Continue reading

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