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Monthly Archives: December 2009

This damned old rascal’s shivering still!

Read “The Shivering Beggar” by Robert Graves.

“Like the inside of a coffin,” my father says,/as if knowing the exact shade the dead see

Read “Burials” (pdf) by Neil Aitken.

“The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman” by Emily Dickinson

The Savior must have been A docile Gentleman– To come so far so cold a Day For little Fellowmen– The Road to Bethlehem Since He and I were Boys Was leveled, but for that ‘twould be A rugged Billion Miles–

valets at chic restaurants will soon/Be tending flocks of cars and SUVs.

Read “Toward the Winter Solstice” by Timothy Steele.

The skin I regrew/after each of our trysts is now my armor.

Read “Persephone in Tel Aviv” by my homegirl Peg Duthie.

There’s nowhere I’d rather be…

Check out Nowhere at xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

They had lunch together a couple of months after the breakup.

Read “Good Friends” by Yvonne Eliot.

She had grown up a non-practicing Jew in a small New England town full of Christians. Once or twice she had been asked by her teachers to explain Hanukkah, and a few times she had been called Jewgirl by some creepy boy, but among all the graffiti on desks in her years at school, she had never seen a swastika. Now here one was, right in her bathroom, spiked and symmetrical, written on her find like “Mary + Kenny” or “Fuck Physics” or “True Love Always.”

Read “Scavenger Bird” by Elizabeth Graver.

Krill soup, but still.

My poem “ Werepenguin” has been nominated for the 2009 Dwarf Stars Award.

Call for Submissions

Seven by Twenty, the twitterzine I edit, is looking for submissions for 2010. We take literary and speculative fiction and poems of twitter length (140 characters less room for author attribution – your name or twitter handle). No simultaneous submissions (but I reply within a week), no serials, no horror, no pay. We ask for […]