April 2017 Vol. II No. IV
Not your ordinary poetry magazine!
If good coffee (or just the concept of coffee), great books, sharp wit, and great authors excite you, we are for you!
General Poetry with Suzanne Robinson
Haiku with Kevin McLaughlin
Formal & Rhyming Poetry with Vera Ignatowitsch
Translations with S. Ye Laird
ModPo & Experimental Poetry with Anthony Watkins
New This Issue!
Better than Fiction, Non Fiction
Check Out the New Forum Pages!
I SHALL COME BACK
by Dorothy Parker ( PR interview)
I shall come back without fanfaronade
of wailing wind and graveyard panoply;
but, trembling, slip from cool Eternity —
a mild and most bewildered little shade.
I shall not make sepulchral midnight raid,
but softly come where I had longed to be
in April twilight's unsung melody,
and I, not you, shall be the one afraid.
Strange, that from lovely dreamings of the dead
I shall come back to you, who hurt me most.
You may not feel my hand upon your head,
I'll be so new and inexpert a ghost.
Perhaps you will not know that I am near —
and that will break my ghostly heart, my dear.
(Sadly, due wholly, I am sure to the fact that she is fully and completely dead, Dorthy Parker's BTS Interview has been delayed until further notice -pub.)
Instead, please click on the link below
Featured Poem of the month
Bone - Meal by Dennis Aguinaldo
Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo works at the Department of Humanities of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
Better than Starbucks -- the Interview
with BTS Editorial Team
Publisher Anthony "Uplandpoet" Watkins shares his latest thoughts and/or poems about whatever crosses his mind
If you know a literary sort, a poet, an author, a teacher of literature, or just a truly all around interesting character, and you think it might be fun to get their thoughts down on "paper". Let us know, if you have contact info, all the better, but we have our ways....