Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ibbetson 40 --- divided by two

The new Ibbetson Street 40 is out--contact Doug Holder for an issue--and buy it HERE on LULU or on Amazon. Congratulations to Doug, Harris Gardner, Rene Schwiesow, Lawrence Kessenich and Steve Glines. My poem "There's a Fly in My Soup" is a true story of an incident which took place in a Chinese Restaurant in West Roxbury. I'm on the same page as Teisha Dawn Twomey's "Somewhere". Of course we're on the same page....




No, no, no...not that 40. It's issue 40, which if you count the journal coming out twice a year, divide by 2, carry the zero...that's TWENTY YEARS! 

Wonderful cover by Musician, Poet, Photographer Jennifer Matthews . Check out her page. There is a picture of her being attacked by pine trees and rural underbrush.




CONTENTS
AS YOU SEE IT.............................................................................................................................1
Jennifer Newhouse
I WEAR MY HAIR LONG...........................................................................................................1
Lyn Lifshin
IN THEM, YOU LIVE.................................................................................................................. 2
Melinda Kemp Lyerly
VISITING RAYMOND CARVER’S GRAVE.............................................................................4
Lauren Davis
THE PRIEST AT MY FATHER’S FUNERAL
BEFORE JUMPING OFF THE BRIDGE…………………………………………………… 5
Chad Parenteau
THE STORM ON THE SEA OF GALILEE...............................................................................6
Pamela Gemme
FROM THE POTTER’S WHEEL...............................................................................................7
Linda Haviland Conte
FIRST IMPRESSIONS................................................................................................................. 7
Brendan Galvin
MR. DICK IN HIS FIRST SUIT.................................................................................................. 8
Jared Smith
IN THE CONSTELLATION OF UNION SQUARE..................................................................8
Rene Schwiesow
HOME ON A WINTER MORNING...........................................................................................9
Linda M. Fischer
SOMEWHERE............................................................................................................................ 10
Teisha Dawn Twomey
THERE’S A FLY IN MY SOUP................................................................................................. 10
Timothy Gager
AFTER THE CARNIVAL...........................................................................................................10
Alfred Nicol
AN AGE OF CLOWNS............................................................................................................... 11
Richard Wilhelm
AN EARLY OCTOBER MORNING......................................................................................... 11
Ted Kooser
APPROACHING EQUINOX..................................................................................................... 12
Denise Provost
I am occasionally humble.............................................................................................................12
Marge Piercy
VIENNA WINTER........................................................................................................................13
Mary Buchinger
SPIN.............................................................................................................................................. 14
Cammy Thomas
CLOSE-RUN................................................................................................................................15
Llyn Clague
COLLATERAL DAMAGE.........................................................................................................16
Paul Bamberger
CONSEQUENCES...................................................................................................................... 18
Zvi A. Sesling
DELETE! DELETE!................................................................................................................... 18
Harris Gardner
EFFECT OF SUNLIGHT ON LOBSTER-POT BUOYS OFFSHORE.................................19
Richard Dey
ELDER POEM.............................................................................................................................20
John Timothy Robinson
I HEAR THE SOUND................................................................................................................. 21
Roberta Carr Flynn
HER BEAUTY............................................................................................................................. 21
Ruth Smullin
FOR HER YOUNG LOVER...................................................................................................... 22
Julia Carlson
ALL THAT IS IMAGINED........................................................................................................ 22
Gary Metras
ROAD TRIP................................................................................................................................. 23
Molly Mattfield Bennett
ON DECIDING NOT TO DECIDE........................................................................................... 23
Kenneth Lee
MAKING THE DEAD RISE...................................................................................................... 24
Lawrence Kessenich
TO SEIZE THE ICE ...................................................................................................................24
Carla Schwartz
IN ABSENTIA..............................................................................................................................25
Maximilian Heinegg
INTERMEZZO............................................................................................................................27
Beatriz Alba del Rio
A GHETTO SONG FOR THE MALINAS................................................................................28
Lee Sharkey
MENDOCINO MORNING.........................................................................................................29
Ellaraine Lockie
NOW IN NOVEMBER................................................................................................................29
Robert K. Johnson
QUANTUM THEORY................................................................................................................ 30
Kathleen Spivack
AFTER..........................................................................................................................................30
Lee Varon
NOTE TO HIGH SCHOOL BOYFRIEND...............................................................................31
Laurin Becker Macios
TO PHIL OCHS...........................................................................................................................31
Pesach Rotem
EPITHALAMIUM.......................................................................................................................32
Dennis Daly
COUNSELING AN ABSTRACTIONIST JOKER...................................................................33
Tomas O'Leary
REVERIE..................................................................................................................................... 34
David L. Arnett
RUSHMORE................................................................................................................................36
Paulette Demers Turco
SHABBAT LIGHTS.................................................................................................................... 36
Philip E. Burnham, Jr.
“SHIP AHOY!”............................................................................................................................ 37
Bill Dill
SITE MAP.................................................................................................................................... 37
Jennifer Barber
SPRING CLEANING: SOME DIY PROJECTS
FOR A CENTURY OF SKELETON MIDDENS......................................................................38
Wendell Smith
THE PICKETER’S CHOICE.................................................................................................... 39
Christine Stoddard
ADVERSARY...............................................................................................................................40
Keith Tornheim
TRUST.......................................................................................................................................... 41
Priscilla Turner Spada
FOR TWO COMPOSITIONS PLAYED ON THE OUD........................................................42
Lainie Senechal
WITH MY MOTHER-IN-LAW: HER PASSING.................................................................... 43
Joyce Wilson
BODY SHARDS...........................................................................................................................44
Nick Vittum
AND THERE WAS MUSIC AND FABULOUS DREAMING................................................45
Jacquelyn Malone
A QUESTION IN THE DARK................................................................................................... 46
Judy Katz-Levine
ABANDONMENT AND IDENTITY IN ROBERT PINSKY’S NEW BOOK
AT THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL............................................................................................47
Michael Todd Steffen
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