March & April 2020
Vol V No II
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!
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April 28, 2020. Re: print issues of Better Than Starbucks:
Last week our print publisher, Lulu, began migration to a new system. Since then, our print and electronic copies have not been available for purchase. Our May issue, due out tomorrow evening, will still be published online. Contributors will still receive their choice of PDF or eBook. Print copies will not become available until the publisher’s site is fully operational again.
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— Vera Ignatowitsch
The more issues we sell the closer we will be to our goal of paying more contributors for their work. Thank you all for your support, and for sharing our love of poetry and creative writing. -Vera Ignatowitsch
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My compliments to the editors on the broad, rich content of the March 2018 issue of BTS.
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Better Than Starbucks is proud
to offer an epic Russian poem,
MTSYRI by Mikhail Lermontov
translated into English by Don Mager.
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