Community No. 44

ANNE CASEY

Irish-Australian, Anne Casey is author of where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017, 2nd ed 2018) and out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming in June 2019). Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory literary journals (Swinburne University, Melbourne), she has won/shortlisted for poetry awards in Ireland, USA, UK, Canada, and Australia. Poems in— The Irish Times, Entropy, apt, Murmur House, Quiddity, Cordite, Burning House Press, and elsewhere. Website:  www.anne-casey.com; Twitter: @1annecasey

Title: if i were to tell you
First Line(s):

when sunbeams stream over yellow underbelly
a honeyeater feasting between gilding leaves
i wish i could fly up there to sit for a while away
from the pace and chaos of ordinary things

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: December 2018
Journal: Quiddity

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Title: crush
First Line(s):

i didn’t want him                       killed

only crushed                         just enough

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: May 2019
Journal: Barzakh

 


JIM PETERSON

Title: Divine

First Line(s):

If not Divine, then
what are we?
Progress and process
from some hapless form;

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: October 13, 2019
Journal: The Showbear Family Circus

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Title: Eternal Mind
First Line(s):

How far down does the sun go
when the sun each day goes down?

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Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: October 27, 2019
Journal:  The Showbear Family Circus

 


LAZARUS TRUBMAN

Lazar Trubman is a college professor from a small town in the ancient land of Bessarabia, who immigrated to the United States in 1990 after surviving four years in a labor camp in Northern Russia for “Spreading Anti-Soviet propaganda among young generations.” He was assigned to Arizona, where he taught the Theory of Literature and Cyrillic languages. In 2017, he retired from teaching to devote his time to writing. His fiction and nonfiction appeared in literary venues across the United States, Canada, and the UK. A Collection of his essays and short stories is forthcoming in June 2019 from Adelaide Books.

Title: Spring in Chisinau
First Line(s):

Gorgeous morning in the awakened city, fresh new green, the angled rays of the sun glittering in spider webs, birds twittering, the fragrance of buds, grass drenched in dew, the air cool, bees hovering around blossoming branches, Sunday, the tolling of a distant bell… Spring in Chisinau!

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Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: October 7, 2019
Journal: Forge Magazine

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Title: A Casual Sunday Tourist
First Line(s):

As I get older, people and events disappear from my memory, but some, thank goodness, stay there forever. Like the story of a murder I never committed.

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Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: September 4, 2019
Journal: Here Come Everyone

 

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